Non-abusive men: speak up, stand up and step out to prevent domestic abuse
Most men think Domestic Violence is wrong.
If you think Domestic Violence is wrong, stop being silent in thinking that it’s wrong.
It is not good enough to not hit your wife.
That is no longer the standard for being a good man.
A good man does more than that.
It is time that we raised the bar.
Let’s raise the bar about what it means to be a good man.
It includes that you don’t hit her. It includes that you don’t make her feel bad about herself, or call her names. but it also means that you step up and step out. And you take action in your community, and that it’s part of your world to make it a better and more socially just place.
These are the words of Rus Ervin Funk, a man who spoke at the PASCH conference ‘Emerging from the Shadows’ in 2011.
[PASCH = Peace and Safety in the Christian Home]
[Update: PASCH no longer exists. It came to an end after Catherine Clark Kroeger’s death.]
I got the DVDs of the conference and this sound bite was way too good to keep to myself.