domesticviolencestatistics.org, every 9 Seconds, a woman is
assaulted or beaten in the United States.
EVERY NINE SECONDS
– not nine weeks, not nine months, but
every nine seconds.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of
injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and
Studies suggest that up to 10 million
children witness some form of domestic violence
Men who witness domestic violence as
children are twice as likely to abuse their own wives as
Everyday in the US, more than three women
are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.
These are extremely
series chronicles the
heart-wrenching experiences of 21 courageous women who are
forced to keep their husband’s secrets involving physical
abuse, adultery, mental cruelty, pedophilia and incest among
other things. These “Christian” men, who are leaders
in the church and community, have perpetuated the abuse
suffered by these women and hold such titles as Bishop,
Apostle, Pastor, Elder, Reverend, Deacon, and Minister.
Even more shocking, the abuse is occurring in the one place
thought to be a safe haven and a place free of these
offenses -- the CHURCH!
Sadly, women in the church
have often been taught to believe that their marriage vows
include abuse. However,
THEY DO NOT!
series, Pastor Shirley informs well intentioned but
misguided First Ladies that they do not have to endure
horrific acts of brutality in order to please God. She
also gives voice to women who felt their experiences could
never be revealed and provides a platform for them to be
This is the reason Pastor
Shirley is so passionate about assisting organizations
dedicated to helping victims of domestic abuse.
is a foundation established by Pastor Shirley to assist
battered women from all walks of life.
stands for Solidarity Helps
Enable Bondage Eradication.
Through Pastor Shirley,
series, God ministers to
those women whose secrets are destroying them from the
inside out. Pastor Shirley’s message to victims of
physical, mental, psychological, sexual, and even spiritual
abuse is the adoption of a zero tolerance policy, the women
are not alone, and there is help for them.