According to the Office of the Prime Minister’s report on an Enquiry about Domestic Violence Data from the Crime and Problem Analysis (CAPA) Branch of the Trinidad & Tobago Police Service (TTPS), there were approximately 11,441 reports relating to domestic violence incidents between 2010 and 2015. Approximately 75 per cent of these reports were related to female individuals. During the same period there were 131 domestic violence related deaths of which 56 per cent were female.
After noting that the majority of cases are affecting women, quoting from Barnett and La Violette (1993) there is a “cycle of violence in which the woman becomes conditioned to hope after the honeymoon phase that things will get better,” (Domestic Violence Report(s) (opm-gca.gov.tt)).
The Covid-19 pandemic has been called a plague and the hidden domestic violence plague has been exposed further. We believe we can have an impact on this scourge in our country.
The upsurge of domestic violence is linked to lust in its varying forms –lust for power, pleasure, money. We need to reveal the battle between love and lust in all our hearts and help love win! You can assist us in making that change in our society.
The ‘Love or Lust?’ Creative Competition and Seminar are happening soon, and we need your support! Have you registered yet?
Please visit www.isloveforever.com to do so. The creative competition pieces are due on August 21. We are inviting you to judge them for the Peoples’ Choice Awards! Simply visit @isloveforevertt on Instagram and #isloveforever2014 on Facebook.
The ‘Love or Lust?’ Seminar will include an address by Archbishop Jason Gordon, the display of the winners of the competition and our guest speaker Jason Evert.
In their talk, which has been delivered to more than one million teens on five continents, Jason and Crystalina Evert reveal the compelling vision of God’s plan for human sexuality and present an uplifting case to practising the virtue of chastity by addressing the issues that teens struggle with most, such as sexual pressure, pornography, modesty, and starting over.
Jason and Crystalina offer encouragement for teens to maintain their purity or begin again if they’ve made mistakes in the past.
Jason Evert has travelled to six continents to bring the message of purity to millions of people for more than 20 years, including World Youth Days in Australia, Spain, Poland, and Panama.
He has lectured at dozens of universities, including Harvard, Princeton, and the United States Naval and Air Force Academies. Jason earned a Master’s degree in Theology, and undergraduate degrees in Counselling and Theology, with a minor in Philosophy at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
He is a best-selling author of more than 15 books, including Saint Paul the Great: His Five Loves, How to Find Your Soulmate without Losing Your Soul, and the curriculum YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body.
He and his wife Crystalina are frequent guests on radio programmes throughout the USA, and their television appearances include MSNBC, Fox News, the BBC, and EWTN.
Together, they run Chastity Project and its website, chastity.com, the podcast ‘Lust is Boring’, and lead an international alliance of young people who promote purity in more than 40 countries.
After the seminar, we are offering free chastity materials to those who attend this virtual event. Of course, we will organise for the pick-up of these materials in a safe way as soon as possible.
Would you like to support educating our young people about how to differentiate real love from fake love? Would you like them to know more about God’s plan for love?
Then please support the launch of a project (monetarily) in collaboration with Chastity Project USA, where they will ship books and other materials for those who attend our ‘Love or Lust’ Seminar on September 11.
To support please go to:
Also, please pray for the young people and families who receive these materials.
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Crucifixion – asking subversive questions