Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.
Surveys indicate one in four women have experienced domestic violence. Unfortunately, domestic violence happens just as much among Christians as anyone else. In fact, sometimes the Bible is misused to justify the violence.
Domestic violence is a pattern of verbal, physical and/or sexual abuse between intimate partners as a way to obtain power and control.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. No one “deserves” to be abused. There is never any “reason” for being hurt.
If you are physically or sexually attacked, call Law Enforcement (911) and get safe.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (that’s 1-800-799-7233) is available 24 hours a day.
Here in Anne Arundel County YWCA Domestic Violence Services has a hotline at 410-222-6800. Their office number is 410-626-7800.
We will do everything we can as a church to support you.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month