Which do you choose?

Do you people watch? Do you critique what you see or do you just observe? Many times people form opinions about others without ever getting to know them or learning the backstory about them. If I'm honest, I've done so before. I've formed opinions of others without getting to know them. I've also learned how far off the mark I have been. When I started working with survivors of sex trafficking I got to know them, their stories and their hearts. I've fallen in love with these young ladies time and time again. I've grown fiercely protective of them and have [...]

5 Myths About Human Trafficking

How do you define truth? Webster's Dictionary defines it as: the real facts about something;  the things that are true; the quality or state of being true..." and it defines true as being: agreeing with the facts; not false; real or genuine. " The enemy loves taking a bit of truth, adding a few false statements, mixing them together and presenting the revised version as truth. There's just enough truth in it to be confusing to some. Others buy it as truth because they recognize some of it so they assume it all must be accurate. He did this to Eve [...]

Which way do you go?

When you're driving somewhere and you come to a fork in the road, what do you do? For me, if I clearly know where I'm going, like when I come to the fork in the road that leads to my parent's house, I choose the road the is familiar to me. I choose the road that takes me to my destination the quickest. However, if it is a road that is unfamiliar to me, I look for road signs or follow the directions of my GPS to get me to my destination. So how do we know the right path [...]

By |2014-11-18T07:40:42-05:00November 18th, 2014|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

Is there really a choice?

What are your thoughts on pornography and prostitution? Do you believe women choose to pursue either? I'm sure you're pretty clear on my opinion on the issue after spending over three years working with survivors of sex trafficking. Shared Hope International defines sex trafficking as: The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age." I have had countless conversations with people on the [...]

By |2013-10-21T08:17:58-04:00October 21st, 2013|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|1 Comment

Which way will you go?

Do you like a game plan? Do you like to know where things are going and what's coming next? It has been said, If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." Right now there's a lot of planning going on in my house. My daughter is a senior, so she's in the midst of college applications, scholarship applications, etc. My son, who is a sophomore at Georgia Tech, is also filling out applications; however, his happen to be for summer internships. If you've ever applied to either, you know it can be a very stressful process. They're searching for [...]

By |2013-10-17T05:36:06-04:00October 16th, 2013|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

A different form of pimping…

What do you do when the person you're trying to save doesn't know she needs saving?  Many times that is the case with victims of sex trafficking.  Victims don't always self-identify as victims and even fight or run from the very help they need.  This makes helping them very difficult. There are a variety of thoughts out there about the best way to go about restoring survivors and articles written about it. Some schools of thought promote placing them in lock-down facilities so they cannot run, even if they wanted.  Others believe they've been held against their will enough and [...]

Panic or Peace?

Are you a worrier? Typically, I’m an easy going personality and don’t let things get to me. However, this morning when the first thing I read on my newsfeed was a story about a man being murdered on the streets of London while one person videotaped it and others passed by doing nothing, I switched into mama bear mode.  My son is in Europe studying abroad this summer. He will be traveling through multiple countries during his time there. Could this happen to him? Just before I went into full blown panic mode and started emailing him articles about this [...]

By |2013-05-23T08:34:37-04:00May 23rd, 2013|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments
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