EVOLVE: Transformative Biblical Counseling Center
|Posted on October 26, 2022 at 2:15 PM|
Evolve Monthly Momentum October 2022
1 Peter 3:9 “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”
In a world full of chaos, confusion, and destruction, violence of all kinds is at an all-time high, and the only weapon against evil is love and kindness. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, a time where we can all learn some preventative tips for keeping peace amongst each other.
Even though we are in this world, we are not of this world. Violence is not only physically harming someone but speaking evil and having evil in your heart against someone. Let us speak words of life and love and be the light of this world that we were created to be.
Below are some tips for preventing violence from the Violence Prevention Initiative, that can be used by adults and youth:
Tell someone. If you are the victim or are witness to violence, tell someone. It can be anyone you trust, such as a friend, parent, teacher, coach, brother/sisters, or a neighbor.
Take all violence and abuse seriously. Remember that many acts of violence and abuse are against the law.
Take a stand. If you witness any form of violence or abuse, stand up, step in, or shout out that the offender is the uncool one, and the violence has to stop.
Be an individual. Think for yourself. Don’t follow the crowd and don’t give into peer pressure. Don’t participate in any forms of violence or abuse just because your friends are.
Take back the power. Offenders act violently or abusively to gain power. By not participating, you take the power away from the offender and pass it to the victim.
Remember, putting others down doesn’t raise you up. There is never a good reason to be abusive or violent towards anyone.
Wrong. 24/7. Violence and abuse of any type that happens at any time is wrong. Period.
Be a friend. Help the person who is being abused by inviting them to participate in school activities. This will take away the feeling of being alone.
Spread the word. Comfort the person who was hurt and make it known that what happened was not fair or deserved.
Stay cool. Try not to respond to violence with anger. Anger can make things worse.
If you or someone you know needs someone to talk to, an Evolve Soulcare member is available to help. Call 931-905-2200 or email [email protected] www.evolvetbcc.com