LETS STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Hearing the Silent Cries: Exposing Wife Abuse puts relationships under a microscope Is your relationship more like a see-saw or a slide? If it feels like a slide, which end are you on? Do you know if your spouse has the 15 Personality Traits of an abuser? Learn the dangers of abuse through the stories of two Christian women who committed murder after years of various forms of spousal abuse. Learn how it starts in the dating stage of life, what it is, why it is used, and methods to diffuse it. Date violence is experienced by one in four teens. This is why we need to educate teenagers of the 15 Personality Traits of an abuser, so they know the difference between sick and healthy relationships. Be sure the teens you know learn the traits By exposing wife abuse, maybe we can prevent the death of one of the approximately 3,000 women beaten to death by their partner every year. Shirley Poland is a teacher and a storyteller, who received a B.L.S. degree from the University of Oklahoma; a B.S. in Education from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX; and a M.S. in Education from McNeese State University of Lake Charles, LA. After teaching 30 years, Shirley is retired from school districts of Orange, Beaumont, and Plano, TX. Her avocation is an after-dinner speaker and as Mother Goose for daycare centers, elementary schools, festivals, and health fairs. She has five adult children, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Poland has taught Bible classes for many years and continues to serve in her church. Shirley grew up in Orange, TX and recently married her grade school sweetheart, now a retired minister, who has helped her discover her talents in painting and writing.