Healthy relationships are built on mutual love, respect, and trust. Unfortunately, some relationships can become unhealthy, or even violent. When we think of intimate partner violence, we may think of violence happening within a marriage, but teens and young adults experience intimate partner violence, too. For young adults, an intimate relationship is a step above platonic friendship that usually includes a significant emotional attachment. It can happen to anyone, in any relationship, whether that relationship is casual or serious.
Faith leaders and communities can play a key role in supporting young adults that may be experiencing dating violence. This publication from Safe Havens and Break the Cycle offers background information on dating violence and explores ways that faith communities can support survivors and promote healthy relationships.
Content originally created by Break the Cycle.