'You shall know the truth and the truth will make you flinch — before it sets you free.' As parents and pastors we owe it to our youth to understand the challenges of their relationships and how we can help. This is a must read for youth leaders, pastors and all others working with teenagers whose futures will be seriously damaged if this issue is not addressed.
Al Miles leads us through this minefield with compassion and a critical eye. The book provides excellent guidelines and resources for addressing this concern." —Ted Stoneberg, Professor of Pastoral Care & Counseling, Anderson University, School of Theology "The reality of intimate violence is a life-threatening physical and social problem in our culture.
ABOUT THE ONE LOVE FOUNDATIONThe One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Love was created in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Love, a UVA senior who was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend just weeks before graduation.
After her death, Yeardley’s family and friends were surprised to learn the statistics – that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in this country will be in a violent relationship in his or her lifetime and that young women ages 16-24 are at 3x greater risk.
The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults in their lives, and the media. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who: Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.