Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kristin Rollins Speaks to Nashville Residents About Abuse

Every nine seconds, a woman is abused in America. This was just one of many shocking statistics guest speaker, Kristin Rollins, shared with our Nashville residents yesterday. Kristin is a powerful and captivating speaker who has had the privilege of talking to teens about domestic violence and relationship abuse. She also happens to be married to Trey Rollins, an amazing musician and the brother of our very own Katelyn Rollins who is Nancy Alcorn’s Executive Assistant.

Trey, Kristin, Nancy, and Katelyn
Kristin spent several years working with Safe Harbor, a program in South Carolina that provides assistance and shelter for victims of domestic violence. She spoke to the Nashville residents about how to recognize the signs of abuse, red flags in relationships and how to have healthy relationships.

Kristin shared the story of Megan, a young woman who was murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend. Megan’s parents formed The Megan Project to help educate teens about relationship abuse and what true love looks like. Kristin encouraged the residents to know who they are, whose they are and how to recognize a counterfeit relationship by studying the original, a relationship with Christ. Here’s what some of the residents had to say about Kristin’s challenging message:

The whole message was amazing! I want the recording to send home to my friends. I love that she said if the person you are dating really cares about you, they will want what is best for you. - Samita

This was great! Hearing this opened my eyes to how much God saved me from! God has a specific plan for my life and He knows the right man who will treat me with respect, the way a princess of God should be treated. - Samantha

I found her message so helpful and important. When we know who we are and whose we are, all areas of our lives will be clearer, because we stand on the truth. - Becca

Happiness is circumstantial. In a truly loving relationship, if you really care for the person, you will do what is best for them, not just what makes them happy. It is also important to be aware of counterfeit relationships, and the more I know Jesus’ love, the more I will be able to spot a counterfeit. - Kassandra

Thank you, Kristin, for addressing this important topic with our residents! You really equipped the girls with some important tools to help them recognize and cultivate healthy relationships.

Guest Speaker, Kristin Rollins



For more information about Safe Harbor and The Megan Project, go to http://safeharborsc.org/what-we-do/megan-project.