A Different Kind of Pimp

Photo taken by Chip Bush. Have you ever felt used? Have you had a person take what they wanted from you and then walk away? It happens every day in business as well as personal relationships. It's selfish at the very least and at the extreme it's a form of abuse. The young ladies I work with have been used, abused and discarded by epic proportions. They've been treated as nothing more than an object to fulfill a twisted desire. One young lady said, My pimp didn't see me as a person. He saw me as an ATM. When he [...]

Repost: You Won’t Believe This and It Really Happened

This is my most popular post to date (Shared March 2014). I decided to share it again today. What does a pimp look like? Where does he operate? How does he gain possession of a new girl? These are questions we all need to think about. The answers might surprise you. A lot of people still have the 1970s picture of a pimp in their mind. You know the one: 1. big hat 2. leisure suit 3.  jacked up car 4. dice hanging from the rear view mirror The only place you'll find a pimp like that now is in [...]

Shark Attacks Happening Closer Than You Think

Holden Beach, North Carolina Have you been to the beach this summer? I've had the opportunity to go twice. My immediately family went to St. Augustine for a couple of days and then I traveled to the NC coast to see my brother's family for a few days. My niece and nephew and I would go on treasure hunts each morning as we walked along the beach to see what we could find. My niece and I came upon a fisherman who caught a three foot shark. Thankfully for us, the shark was out of the water, on the [...]

How does it happen?

Have you ever seen a pimp? Probably not that you know of, but pimps come in all shapes and sizes. You could walk right by one and not know it. I've come across cases where pimps have been family members, men, women, couples, gangs, and even classmates. Pimps don't walk around wearing a t-shirt that says, I'm a pimp and I plan to sell your body ten to thirty times a night to be raped and I'll keep all the money." They also don't have horns growing out of their head. They look like your average person. They blend in with [...]

No matter where you go, it’s still there!

Did you have a nice weekend? My husband and I experienced our first holiday weekend as empty nesters. We decided rather than lamenting on the fact our children weren't coming home for Easter, we would go away for the weekend. We traveled to Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville is a fun town to visit if you are a foodie or a lover of music, of which I'm both. We had a great time exploring different restaurants and eateries throughout the city. We started at Puckett's, an old grocery store turned restaurant, where we kicked back eating delicious food and listening to singer/songwriters share [...]

New Day, New Evil!

  [youtube]http://youtu.be/IMRuzx0sJmY[/youtube] Did you watch the Super Bowl last night? There were some amazing plays, but my favorite happened to be a Seahawks miracle catch [excuse the commentary]. I just wish the ending had been as miraculous for them. You were either thrilled to see the Patriots pull it out in the last few seconds or you were devastated to see the Seahawks pass a ball that even you knew should have been run in for a touchdown. Either way, it is over. Throughout the week leading up to the Super Bowl multiple front line organizations in the fight against sex [...]

“If you request them, they will come!”

Are you planning on watching the Super Bowl this Sunday? Do you have a favorite team? I honestly haven't been paying attention to the teams playing. My focus on Super Bowl XLIX has been different from most. I've been focused on the impact it will have on sex trafficking in the Phoenix, Arizona area. While there are some people, some abolitionists included, who say events like the Super Bowl do not provide an increase of activity in the sex trade, news reports and rescue organizations seem to tell a different story. Whether it's the Super Bowl in Arizona or the [...]

By |2015-01-28T07:54:46-05:00January 28th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|1 Comment

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 [...]

She was a lot like you, until…

What do you think a trafficking victim looks like? Is bruised and beaten? Is she restrained some way? Chained to a bed maybe? Possibly, but more than likely she looks like the average girl you'd pass in a shopping mall. With the use of technology, the vast majority of girls and women trafficked don't stand on street corners, also referred to as the track, dressed as ladies of the evening. The Crimes Against Children Research Center stated, Much social activity is migrating to the Internet, so it should not be surprising that this is true for crime in general and [...]

What would you say?

What would you ask a survivor of  trafficking if you had the chance to talk with her? Last night I was talking with one of my precious girls and she asked me if I had started scheduling speaking engagements for 2015. As I stated listing off the events I have books and the dates they're scheduled she said, One of these days I'm gonna go with you and tell my story." I had to smile. She's come a long way in the past four and a half years. She smiles more and laughs often. She dreams of a future that [...]

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