The best way to take a stand against domestic violence is to stop it before it begins. Domestic violence is a symptom of a root cause that has to be discovered and dealt with. When certain selfish attitudes get rooted in the hearts and minds of our sons and daughters, they sometimes express themselves in the form of domestic violence. That's why it's so important for us to have attitudes of selfless service toward all people and especially toward our loved ones. Then we can try to encourage our children to do likewise. Here are some suggestions for how to take a stand against domestic violence.

Things You Will Need

The right attitude and a good support group.

Step 1

All of us are product of our environments to some degree. The old computer acronym TITO (trash in trash out) goes for humans as well. Although all television programming is not bad, we should avoid television, movies, music and anything else that glorifies selfish lustful living. The content that television broadcasts is known as programming because it's designed to program you to think and act a certain way. When we adults understand this we can share it with our children by discussing the good and bad values of television and movie programming. Then we can try to find a way to win the hearts and minds of our sons and daughters so that we can influence them to take a stand against domestic violence because they want to.

Step 2

Be a good example of taking a stand against domestic violence. Don't be a hypocrite by saying one thing and doing another. Show your spouse and children respect everyday with the hope of reaping the respect that you sow. Our actions and attitudes establish patterns in our families that can last for generations. This is why it's very important to have the right attitudes in all of our relationships.

Step 3

All of us have core beliefs that determine how we live to one degree or another. Your core values should lead you to take a stand against domestic violence. Look into faith based beliefs and values that would help you understand and develop attitudes that will lead you to take a stand against domestic violence.

Step 4

Volunteer at a shelter for battered women as a way to take a stand against domestic violence. Take your children along and use the time and interaction at the shelter as a teachable moment to show your children the result of domestic violence and hopefully help them develop nurturing attitudes toward loved ones.

Domestic violence can scar a person physically and mentally for life. But if you take a stand against domestic violence you can help avoid that kind of pain and suffering. You can also help heal those emotional and physical wounds by dealing with the root cause of domestic violence.

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