|1BlessedNatural: Kerry Washington's Purple Purse Campaign Raises Awareness of Little Discussed Subject (photo courtesy of Allstate Foundation)|
Actress Kerry Washington is now Allstate's Purple Purse Ambassador to encourage others to openly discuss domestic violence and financial abuse. In a 30-second Public Service Announcement, Washington explains that financial abuse is often a "weapon of choice" for domestic violence. She continues by defining financial abuse as "taking away access to cash, destroying credit, and jeopardizing jobs."
I'm happy to see Washington's Purple Purse campaign because it raises awareness, money, and discussion for an issue that is often swept under a rug. Financial abuse is alive and well in today's society. The Holy Bible also highlights this point in 1 Timothy 6:10 that says "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." Many people either do not know, or they forget that the Lord is the supplier of all of our needs (Philippians 4:19). The manipulative relationship of a person who is being financially abused can lead to the "sorrows" noted above. They can be overcome by leaning on the Lord. Once again, I'm glad to see Kerry Washington helping to highlight the existence of financial abuse.
Kerry Washington's message on domestic violence and financial abuse for Allstate Foundation
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