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Bloggin’ the 28: Domestic Violence and Spirit-Body Unity

Continuing our summer Bloggin’ the 28 project, elder, Vanderbilt seminarian and technologist Sherman Haywood Cox II applies the Seventh-day Adventist doctrine of The Nature of Man to contemporary life.
Juanita Bynum is shown on the news. We see a prominent, strong, black
woman beaten by her husband in public no less. I have known about
domestic violence, I knew it was a problem, but before doing this
research, I did not know how big of a problem. Approximately 1/3 of
American women report that a close partner has physically or sexually
abused them during their lives.   “It is estimated that 503,485 women are stalked by an intimate partner each year in the US.”
“Family violence costs between 5 billion and 10 billion dollars
annually in medical expenses, police and court costs, shelters and
foster care, sick leave, absenteeism, an non-productivity.” These numbers particularly become ominous when we take into account that domestic violence is often unreported.    This is certainly an epidemic.  Because of the relative silence in this society, it is a quiet epidemic.

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