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The National Domestic Violence helpline number is 0808 2000 247.

Rev'd Claire

taken from Restored's website taken from Restored’s website

The National Domestic Violence helpline number is 0808 2000 247.

I’ve been thinking a fair bit about domestic violence and domestic abuse this week, particularly after an interesting day’s training with Restored. One of the things which really made me ponder was the notion of excuses. I have always assumed that men don’t hit women for the fun of it. I may be wrong.

Notice he doesn’t start hitting six foot blokes in the pub when he gets drunk, he waits till he gets home. It’s a choice.

Notice most men don’t hit women when there isn’t enough money in the household. It’s a choice.

Notice lots of men with anger management issues get help. It’s a choice.

Notice the vast majority of men prefer sex to be consensual. It’s a choice.

(And for the person who thought that ministry was particularly pressured and so…

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