Speaking Against Violence Advocating for Healthy Relationships
We're passionate about helping teens develop healthy, positive relationships.
We do so by helping youth and adults:
recognize warning signs of unhealthy and abusive relationships,
understand the components of healthy relationships, and
know where to go for help.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Short & Long-term effects
Steadily over time, the abuser chips away at the victim’s self-esteem. The victim doesn’t recognize this, and they end up feeling defeated and demoralized. They don’t believe in themselves, and they doubt their own worth. They feel like they can’t do much right in the eyes of their partner and possibly others.
They’re isolated and alone without anyone to confide in, let alone do something fun, relax, or laugh with.