- 50 women are assaulted every hour in the US
- 2 to 4 women are murdered everyday...
- a sexual assault occurs about every 3 minutes
- 20 percent of high school girls report being
assaulted by their boyfriend
KEEPING OUR KIDS SAFE - AND ALIVE
By Jimmy Meeks
I am constantly speaking with church leaders about safety. It is not a subject that I always conversed about when meeting with churches. But is is high time that the leaders in churches lay aside the religious mentality, shun the errors about "faith" - and initiate programs that are geared toward protecting the youth...
As Carl Chinn says in the article to the left, can churches not, at least one time a year, address these issues of safety?
Churches and other places must address such issues. Colleges and universities must hold regularly scheduled "awareness meetings," wherein local law-enforcement can update students on the tactics of attackers and rapists - and give counter-attack strategies to avoid such danger.
Youth groups must address this, also. At least once a year, the youth should be gathered (emphasis on the females) and taught how to be aware of their surroundings at all times. Teen violence is here. It is estimated that 20 percent of high school girls are being abused by their boyfriends. CHURCHES - ARE YOU ADDRESSING THIS MATTER?
I honestly think that sex crimes against women will continue - and even sky-rocket. And there is a reason for this. More men are addicted to pornography than ever before. However, looking at porn does not always satisfy. Some of the men who view these images are going to want to act out what they see. And here is where the violence will escalate.
Church leaders, as a father of 5 daughters, I plead with you to contact your local police and have them give a presentation to the girls in your youth group. Your police department will be more than happy to assist you.
It is also no secret that many young girls are choosing the wrong mates for their boyfriend or spouses. They must be educated along these lines and told what signs to look for that indicate violence is near.
If you are in the Dallas/Ft Worth area, please contact us. We would love to come give our safety presentation. Almost 4000 women have heard it. We will not charge you one single penny. Let us help. You may also call us - 817.400.2906.
Visit our women's safety section to learn more.