Speaking Truth in Love Ministries addresses the difficult issues of Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence within the body of Christ.
Following God's leading to expose the darkness of these sins and provide biblical guidance to churches, colleges, Christian organizations and families on how to protect those around us and deal with these issues when they arise.
We welcome opportunities to minister in seminars, conferences, colleges, schools and churches to provide help and information in dealing with these difficult issues
Dealing with Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence within the Church
Don't deny the existence of this sin. (James 1:23-24)
Don't excuse or minimize the sin. (Romans 7:13)
Hold offenders accountable. (Proverbs 17:15)
Allow the proper authorities to deal with the legal aspects of the abuse. (Romans 13)
Don't blame the victims. (Proverbs 17:15)
Educate the body on how to guard against abuse. (II Timothy 3:16)
Set up policies for the protection of your people.
What You Should Know about Sexual Abuse & Domestic Violence
-The U.S. Department of Justice reports that 67 percent of all sexual assault victims are children. Another study by the National center for Victims of Crime (2000) shows that 33 percent of girls (1 out of 3) and 16 percent of boys (roughly 1 out of 6) are sexually abused before the age of 18.
-The person most likely to sexually abuse a child is a person the child knows - and trusts. The sex offender looks for a child who trusts him and can be convinced to stay quiet about inappropriate physical contact. It could be a family member, close relative, neighbor, or trusted youth worker.
-A male molester will sexually abuse an average of 150 victims before prosecution.
-Sexual abuse is no respecter of any religious denomination, creed, or affiliation.
-At least one in every three women will be a victim of domestic violence at some point in her life.
-Women of all races are equally vulnerable to violence by an intimate partner.
-On average, more than three women are murdered by their intimate partner in the United States every day.
-Injuries from domestic violence exceed the number of injuries from rape, robbery and automobile accidents combined.
-As many as 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence each year.
-One in five high school girls are physically or sexually abused by their dating partner.