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Seth Atwater has developed a series of tools that have helped hundreds of couples and individuals move past trauma to rediscover their self-worth through building self-confidence and belonging. These same tools have proved effective in helping all people who need motivation and understanding to be able to set and achieve personal, relationship and business goals. Using tools such as the Change Wheel, the 5 Levels of Consciousness, the 4 Levels of Motivation and many others, we have blessed the lives of many people. By inviting people to come to Christ through these tools we have watched clients move from being frozen and unable to function to thriving in their communities.
At Atwater Healing we want to make our tools available to all people who would like to utilize them to make needed or desired changes in their lives. The cost of helping individuals, couples and businesses is beyond what many can afford. Your pledge can help Seth and Atwater Healing make these services available to these people at only a fraction of the cost, allowing many more hundreds and thousands of people to receive the much needed relief we can offer them through individual and couples community support, online training and workshops, seminars, classes, and retreats.
We are not a non- or not for profit organization. This is by design. We do not believe the federal or state government knows what is needed in our local communities. Yet when they offer help through grants or tax brakes they also make unwarranted demands and limit the assistance we can offer to our communities. This is why we are turning to the people of the local communities. This way we are beholden to you, the people of our community, and not to a far away and centralized group with little to no knowledge of our actual needs.
Women and men suffering from sexual trauma often feel alone and don’t know where to turn for help. Even when they do get help they often times feel judged by those they turn to. Sometimes those who have been abused or raped are not even sure what has happened to them and might not be able to identify the abuse. Often times they blame themselves for what has happened to them. We at Atwater Healing have worked with many women and men, and have guided them to the Savior where they have found true healing. We use scripture, literature and music to help them through their healing process. We understand what these people are suffering and we are here to help them rebuild trust and hope.
Many men and women face domestic violence, verbal and emotional abuse in the relationships where they should feel the most safe and secure. The loss of trust and the trauma faced by these individuals may seem insurmountable. Our coaching staff have been fully trained in the tools that can bring hope and trust back into the lives of these individuals. By focusing on the Savior and using scripture, literature, and music our support specialists will guide individuals to healing and success in their individual lives and in their current and future relationships.
Sexual Abuse Statistics
- More than half (51.1%) of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance; for male victims, more than half (52.4%) reported being raped by an acquaintance and 15.1% by a stranger.
- An estimated 13% of women and 6% of men have experienced sexual coercion in their lifetime (i.e., unwanted sexual penetration after being pressured in a nonphysical way); and 27.2% of women and 11.7% of men have experienced unwanted sexual contact.
- Approximately 1 in 5 (21.3% or an estimated 25.5 million) women in the U.S. reported completed or attempted rape at some point in their lifetime
- Approximately 1 in 6 women (16.1% or an estimated 19.2 million women) and approximately 1 in 10 men (9.6% or an estimated 10.6 million men) experienced sexual coercion
Marriage & Divorce Statistics
- An estimated 41% of first marriages end in divorce. (Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, 2020)
- That number goes up to 60% for second marriages and 73% for third marriages. (Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, 2020)
- Managers experience a 4.3% decline in performance six months after the divorce. And they will continue to underperform by 2.3% each year for two years. (Steverman, 2019)
- The average marriage length in the US is 8.2 years. (Vuleta, 2021)
- A divorce takes place in the US every 13 seconds. (Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, 2020)
- Going by this, 1,385 divorces occur in the time it takes to finish a wedding reception. (Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, 2020)
- The average age of people undergoing a divorce for the first time is 30 years old. (McDowell, 2020)
- In addition, 60% of divorces involve partners who are between 25 and 39 years old. (Lake, 2021)
- Moreover, 60% of couples between the ages of 20 and 25 who marry end up getting a divorce. (Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, 2020)
- Couples over 50 years old who get divorced lose around 50% of their wealth. (Steverman, 2019)
- Women over the age of 50 who get divorced may experience a 45% decrease in living standards. (Steverman, 2019)
- On the other hand, divorced men over the age of 50 tend to experience a 21% drop in living standards. (Steverman, 2019)
- 20% of marriages end within the first five years and shoots up to 32% within 10 years. (Vinopal, 2021)
- On average, first marriages that end up in divorce last for eight years. (Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, 2020)
- The lack of commitment is the leading cause of divorces, with 75% of couples citing it as the reason for their separation. This is followed by infidelity (59.6%) and too much conflict and arguments (57.7%). Meanwhile, some married couples divorce because of domestic violence (23.5%), financial problems (36.1%), and substance abuse (34.6%). (Shaw, 2019)
- Almost 50% of couples with one alcoholic partner end up divorcing. This figure drops to 30% if both partners are heavy drinkers. (McDowell, 2020)
- Couples who have been living together prior to marriage face a 40% increase in the likelihood of divorce. (GillespieShields, 2020)
- Couples with only one spouse who smokes are 75% to 91% more likely to get divorced. (GillespieShields, 2020)
- And finally, couples who have a baby seven months into the marriage are 24% less likely to divorce. (GillespieShields, 2020)
- 56% of couples cited addiction to pornography as a contributor to divorce. (Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, 2020)
- Watching and talking about romance movies lowers divorce rates by 13%. (Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, 2020)
- Being close friends with a divorcee increases the likelihood of being divorced by 147%. (GillespieShields, 2020)Having strong religious beliefs decreases the likelihood of divorce by 14%. (Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, 2020)
- 26.5% of children below 21 years old have a parent living in a different home. This amounts to 21.9 million kids. (Grall, 2020)
- 30.1% of these kids are in poverty. (Grall, 2020)
- Happily married parents decrease their kids’ likelihood of divorce by 14%. (Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, 2020)
- Children of parents who fought a lot are more likely to get divorced themselves than kids with divorced parents. (McDowell, 2020)
- The number of troubled marriages dropped from 40% in 2019 to 29% in 2020 during the pandemic. (Wang, 2020)
- 58% of married Americans admit the COVID-19 lockdown made them value their partner more. (Wang, 2020)
- With many employees working from home due to the pandemic, 50% of married US couples were able to spend more time with each other and have deepened their relationship. (Wang, 2020)