- By Tom Wells
- Posted Monday, February 28, 2011
NC Author Marva Edwards To Visit Central
Marva Edwards has faced struggles and hardships all her life. A life that once included domestic violence from the man she was supposed to love and cherish until death did they part. Her situation became so bad that the man she had committed her life to was in fact trying to kill her.
She was in constant fear for herself and her children if she dared speak up and try and get help. It was at this point in her struggle, when all other options seemed closed, that she turned to her faith to see her and her children through.
Ms. Edwards’s book, Bound to be Free, is the story of her terrifying struggle against domestic violence and the triumph over it that set her life on a course of freedom and hope.
Please join us at Central Library as we welcome author Marva Edwards on March 10th from 12 to 2pm for a book talk and a discussion of her inspiring victory over domestic violence.
For more on the author visit http://www.mom-ministries.com/book.html.
Here’s a few important facts about Domestic Violence reported by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
- One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
- An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
- 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
- Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
- Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
- Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.
If you or someone you care about is a victim, please plan on attending this event.
Thursday, March 10th at Noon