Kill 'em with Cookies

posted May 20, 2012, 2:55 PM by web feat   [ updated May 20, 2012, 4:11 PM ]
Have you ever been bullied? If so, you're not alone. The statistics are sobering, with not only children effected, but also adults in the work place, with a sometimes life-threatening impact. Did you know...
  • 60% of middle school students say they have been bullied, and an estimated 160,00 students stay home every day due to bullying
  • 30% of students who reported they had been bullied said they had at times brought weapons to school
  • A bully is 6 times more likely to be incarcerated by age 24, and 4 times more likely to have a serious criminal record when he grows up
  • 2/3 of students who have been bullied become bullies themselves
  • Bullying was a factor in 2/3 of the 37 school shootings reviewed by the US Secret Service
In addition, studies indicate that adults who have been bullied exhibit the similar psychological and physical symptoms as soldiers returning from overseas combat, including nightmares, extreme anxiety, and various physical ailments.

Jesus' teachings on how to respond to the bully is just as true to today as it was then. It's time to pay attention and act. Love changes everything!

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