Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh-Churchill has urged women to improve themselves, get their own sources of income and be financially independent in order not to find it difficult to leave abusive relationships.
She further advised women not to stay in an abusive relationship or get married just because they want to answer ‘Mrs’.
Tonto Dikeh-Churchill shared her thoughts not long ago on her Instagram handle, as she shared a post of a woman who had suffered domestic abuse. She wrote:
“Is this what Love looks like?? Women we need to step out of the shame box and speak up for ourselves, for our children, for our self respect.. This is what a second chance at a violent husband looks like???
This is what close to death looks like!!!
Men who do this are animals, no matter how innocent they look or act.
Even a dog wouldn’t bite it’s owner, why then will a human being who begged to marry you do this to you or treat you this way???
I keep asking violent men if your mother was beaten up by her husband or boyfriend What would you do???
Would you say she is a woman and deserves it because you are an abuser???
Marriage is suppose to be beautiful,honorable and a weapon against the enemy and life challenges but if we don’t get it right it will bring nothing but SHAME. Women pls be careful and prayerful before running into a man’s home. Don’t stay or marry just because want to answer Mrs. Women, we need to start empowering ourselves, holding good jobs and having comfortable bank accounts. Be financially independent. Be financially Ready and secure..Half the time we stay in violent relationships because, we are financially incapable…
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