I invite you to join me in making the following declaration:
I declare here and now I believe in respect. I am a person ready to take a stand against relationship violence and abuse. I want all to know this symbolizes my commitment to solve problems through conversation, not confrontation. Together we can teach others to lift their hands in embrace, not in anger. We can show compassion equals strength, and by doing so, help shape a world free of relationship violence.
To declare it, go here.
After you declare it, share it.
So far, mostly women have signed. Women should sign, and I'm asking the men to step up. Relationship violence is a problem that lives in the shadows. To end it, we must bring it into the light and talk about it. You can help by making the declaration, and sending it on.
After all, what is it to be a man?
It's not measured by the size of your wallet, but by the size of your heart. It's not determined by the strength of your muscles, but by the strength of your courage. It's not judged by how tall you stand, but by what you stand up for.
And this Father's Day, it's time to man up.