Abuse is a cruel reality in our world and in our nation. It is rampant. People sitting in our church pews are no less susceptible. To clarify, abuse is the act of injury, harm or damage to someone through manipulation, control, coercion, cruelty or violence. Human trafficking is a catastrophic form of abuse that is rampant here in our very own nation. How can you make a difference and help victims of human trafficking?
Human trafficking, exploitation, and abuse are happening to people in our own cities and neighborhoods. But, it is so easy for us to go about our daily life oblivious to the hurt and pain and bondage of others around us. In this episode, my guest, Brenda Harkins, and I talk about this troublesome issue, and how victims can find hope and healing.
If you’ve been the victim of physical or sexual abuse, the target of domestic violence, or survived a traumatic event, today’s show is perfect for you. Melanie Pickett, who experienced a 15-year marriage that entailed domestic violence and sexual assault, offers practical suggestions for what to do if you are in an abusive relationship, and how to hold on to hope.