Last week I went to my godson’s high school graduation. As I looked at the approx 300 graduates I noticed that there were more young women than there were young men on the stage. Then I realized something. 1 in 4 women are battered in their lifetime. 1 in 3 are raped. There were future victims on that stage. When I mentioned this to my family sitting around me it gave them a different perspective on stats. My niece was particularly shocked. Good! Maybe she will remember that sobering moment when I talk about healthy relationships. Preventing future violence is the key.

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