More than 15 million children in the U.S. have lived in a household where domestic violence has occurred. I am one of them. Children who witness domestic violence are 15 times more likely to be victims of child abuse. I am one of them.
Children will never forget what they see, as they mature they can learn how to deal with their emotions and memories. I have. A boy as an adult is 10 times more likely to abuse his mate. A girl is 6 times more likely to be sexually abused. Children can recover from witnessing domestic violence or abuse. I have.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there is 45% to 60% chance of occurring child abuse where domestic violence has occurred.
It is never okay to stay in an abusive relationship.
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Aleechea Pitts wrote her first book at the age of 34. Her second book, The Stronghold of Homosexuality involves her story which is currently being revised. Aleechea is the author of 3 books and a sought after Christian speaker.