It is the mission of The Butterfly Movement book, workbook and workshops to empower and transform broken women into trailblazers and disciples of their homes, families and communities. We accomplish this by walking them through the journey of ending the cycle of dysfunctional generational patterns and replacing them with healthy generational patterns.
The Significance of a Butterfly
The butterfly is a powerful symbol for transformation and resurrection. It leaves the familiarity of the cocoon in its new form. This is an excellent image for anyone contemplating, or in the midst of a major change. It is a reminder to make changes when the opportunity arises.
As a symbol of Christ’s resurrection after three days in the grave, the butterfly is seen especially around Easter. The butterfly is also a symbol of every Christian’s hope of a spiritual resurrection.
The Significance of a Movement
A movement is acting to change your circumstance when the opportunity arises. It is also an organized group who stand in agreement for a cause and/or mission.
The 2010 Census Bureau exposes a disturbing rise in single parent households, absentee fathers and poverty in the Indianapolis Community as well as the nation as a whole.
Among these alarming statistics, are others including divorce, depression, addiction, eating disorders, cosmetic surgery, the sex industry and domestic violence. This makes us painfully aware that people are struggling with an unhealthy self-image, brokenness and a spiritual void.
- 34% of families nationwide are led by single parent households, 75% of which are being raised in poverty
- In 2009, Indiana had 110,431 reported cases of child abuse/neglect, of which 38 resulted in fatalities
- Approx 1 in 3 females are sexually abused by the time she reaches age 18, and approximately 57% of perpetrators are by someone that they trust
- In 2009, 4,461 of Indiana adults and 3,895 Indiana children resided in emergency shelter for domestic violence and contributed to 63 deaths
- Last year in Indiana alone, 23,649 individuals were admitted for substance abuse rehabilitation
- 7 million American women suffer from eating disorders. There were also over 1.6 million cosmetic surgery procedures performed.
- 1 in 4 women will experience severe depression at some point in life. Depression affects twice as many women as men, regardless of racial and ethnic background or income
Programs & Initiatives
The Butterfly Movement Book, workbook, Women’s and Teen’s Workshops were created to help women who have been or are currently struggling with forms of brokenness to identify and remove generational patterns, self-destructive behaviors, strongholds and false beliefs.
The Butterfly Movement Curriculum teaches women about the power of introspection, self-reflection and transformation through a relationship with Christ and the ripple effect it creates for next generation, ending the cycle of destructive patterns and creating new strains of healthy patterns.
Benefits of Empowering Women and Girls
Women in Business
- One in every 11 adult women in the U.S. owns a business. Female entrepreneurship has been growing at twice the national average since 1997.
- Women-owned businesses generate $1.5 trillion in sales and employ 9.2 million people.
- Women earn more than half of all bachelor’s degrees
- Women-owned firms in the U.S. are more likely than all firms to offer flex-time, tuition reimbursement, and profit sharing to their employees.
- Women dominate the social service fields as teachers, social workers and healthcare workers
Women in Philanthropy
- Women business owners are giving of their time, talent and treasure: 7 in 10 volunteer at least once per month; 31% contribute $5,000 or more to charity annually; and 15% give $10,000 or more.
- Women are more likely to serve in volunteer leadership positions than men.
- Women are more likely to give to third world countries than men