Recognizing the cycle of domestic violence and how to break it will be explored at 7 p.m. CT Monday, July 10 at Lifetree Café.

The program, titled “When Love Hurts: Ending the Cycle of Domestic Violence,” features a filmed interview with a woman who escaped a relationship in which she faced emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.

“It started out as mental and verbal abuse,” the woman says. “He would tell me that no one would ever love me. It completely destroyed my self-image.”

During the program, Lifetree Café participants will also see a screening of the short film Last Stop.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or