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The Naked Truth: Abusive Relationships: Justified or Not?

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NFL player Adrian Peterson expressed remorse for injuring his son and maintained he was disciplining him - with a "switch" from a tree - the way he was disciplined as a child. The NFL has decided to suspend Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson without pay. He is eligible for reinstatement in April but also can appeal the league's ruling immediately. Peterson has already been adjudicated and will pay a $4,000 fine and is required to do community service.  All of this is on the heels of the NFL Ray Rice scandal.


We will interview therapist Sharon K. Ball who believes the victims of abuse are predominately women -- 86% of the time. The big question is why many of these women refuse to leave an abusive relationship. To some extent, says Ball, control and abuse is ingrained in certain cultures - that women and children are simply property. She refers to this as a power-over strategy used by many men. In families where abuse was present, children come out and practice the same behavior in their family because they see it as "normal."  Ball says when disciplining children one size does not always fit all. Parents must be aware of what they bring from their past.


Talk radio host Tiffani Knowles will be joined by IjustMetMe's Tobi Atte to get to the nitty-gritty of this important societal issue.


Talk radio host managing editor of NEWD Magazine Tiffani Knowles  and Crystal Dundas gab for an hour about trends, music,  faith and much more. Every week we interview a super cool guest appealing to a faith-filled, urban twentysomething market.