Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Ending the Silence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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I am honored to be included with a number of wonderful authors on the website:

 Ending The Silence.

I invite you to visit the site for my articles and those of Lundy Bancroft, Melodie Ramone, Catherine Givans, Sherry Rentschler, P.J. LaRue, Vanessa A Ryan, Stephanie Neighbour, and Jenna Brooks (who is site originator, organizer and administrator), with individual site links and comment and contact opportunities. Each lends a valuable perspective to the diverse issues of Domestic Violence.

Throughout the month of October, Jenna will also be featuring Stories In the News, helpful information, and a Survey with results to be collected during the month, and write-in survivor’s stories.

I will be trying to post more often, on both sites. And I encourage you to take in the wealth of insight and information that will be available on all fronts during the month, not only web-based, but in communities. Check your local newspapers for articles, web-browse where services are located in your area and what they do. 

There is a HUGE need in churches, who preach compassion, to learn HOW to apply that to DV. 

I hear the salutation, “Love in Christ.”  And think of the motto, “Be Prepared.”  

This month is an easy opportunity to do both.

Blessings, Diane

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7 thoughts on “Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Ending the Silence

  1. Talitha Kum October 9, 2013 at 10:06 am Reply

    Love your cause! Keep at it!

  2. Darla Dumler October 1, 2013 at 11:19 am Reply

    Diane, thank you for bringing attention to this important issue. Earlier this year I published my memoir Under the Staircase; Hearing God’s Voice in the Darkness with the hope of sharing with other women that through God’s Grace, they too can break free from the chains of abuse.
    God Bless,

    • ranthegauntlet October 1, 2013 at 10:31 pm Reply

      Hello, Darla! Thank you for your visit, and passing the word, also. I look forward to reading your book. I so want to speak with and understand those women who have gained or kept faith throughout abuse…and to hear your perspective about God’s grace. Blessings! Diane

      • October 2, 2013 at 1:29 pm Reply

        Thank you for confronting the complicated issues of abuse and Christianity. I too struggled for years as we all do. We must remember it is a process to learn and grow but I would not be living an authentic, abundant and empowered life without the truth, hope and healing of Christ.
        I’m honored that you will read my book. I pray it shines a light in any darkness you still have and brings God’s truth to light. If you have any questions as you read it please feel free to contact me.
        I also have a blog that posts every Monday. Blogs for October: Core of Domestic Violence, How Do I Know if I’m Being Abused?, Domestic Violence and Christianity, Abuse and the Narcissistic Man, and 5 Steps to Breaking Free From Abuse.
        If you guest blog I would be honored to have you on mine or we could each exchange one.

        Blessings of peace and joy, Darla

  3. whisperingleavesblog September 29, 2013 at 7:44 am Reply

    The Lord loves the gentle and upholds their cause, He will be with you all!

  4. Jenna September 29, 2013 at 7:14 am Reply

    Your column on “End the Silence…?” is the best I’ve read on Spiritual Abuse, Diane – especially as it addresses proper Christian response.

    That’s the difference with this event: It goes that step further, into the causes of – and the methods to fight – DV, at its roots. God bless you for your commitment to battered women, and for taking on the one aspect of DV that is vastly overlooked.

    • ranthegauntlet September 29, 2013 at 9:28 am Reply

      Thank you, Jenna! You have vision. I’m really honored to be included, and will do what I can this month to express the important stuff from my angle. Blessings! Diane

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