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Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
This past week, my wife Sandi and I watched a deeply moving picture, "I Can Only Imagine," starring Cloris Leachman, Dennis Quaid and Trace Adkins. The story revolves around a brutal father who beat his wife and son regularly. The mother fled, leaving her 11-year-old son to the ravages of the father's beatings throughout his teens. Finally, the son flees the house to find his life as a singer with a traveling band. Yet, he suffers the traumas of his father's beatings.
Horribly, husbands and significant others beat a woman every 15 seconds in this country and murder three women 24/7 in America. Since I've written columns on that American tragedy, I know the horrors more than most. For every mother and child who has suffered violence and abuse from a father, my heart suffers.
With all the problems in this country, family violence needs to move front and center as to stopping it and solving its causes.&nbs
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