Boys Will Be Boys – How Complacency is Effecting the Next Generation

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There's so much potential that lies in the men of this generation and the boys of the next. But there is a full-fledged attack on their purpose, their spirituality, their purity, and their lives. It's plaguing sports teams, friend groups, and even small groups everywhere. And what's worse is that our culture is promoting this …

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An Industry Update: First Quarter

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The first quarter of 2018 has passed quickly, and with it came quite a few incredible steps to fight trafficking. Similarly, the support for sexual assault and rape survivors has increasingly gained traction as more people continue to come forward to tell their stories. In early April, the site most known for its facilitation of …

Please [DON’T] Stand By

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We need to talk. There's a certain human tendency that is allowing people to continually prey on the vulnerable and exploit them in every way. It's subtle, and it's so often subconscious that we rarely consider the tremendous impact it can have. Picture this: You're walking down the road and see a man lying on …

It All Adds Up: The Relationship Between Pornography and Sexual Assault

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The culture we live in today is one where people are encouraged to express themselves freely — in their art, their work, and their thoughts. This translates pretty quickly into the individual sexuality of us all. However, a dilemma exists — though personal freedom becomes more available, we see what seems like every day, a …

Don’t Close Your Mouth: Being an Advocate as a Christian

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“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and the helpless, and see that they get justice.” Proverbs 31:8-9 The Bible calls us to be advocates. Jesus was the perfect example of an advocate. During His ministry, Christ focused on the poor …

The “Empowerment” Myth

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Empowerment. Today we throw that word around as if it were some sort of fashion trend, claiming empowerment from one thing or another for anyone and everyone. But what does it really mean? And why is it that in the commercial sex industry there's this myth that stripping, prostitution, porn, etc. empowers women? In porn, …

How Did We Get Here?

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Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry today, and it's estimated that 4.5 million people are forced into sexual exploitation worldwide. Its constant growth is allowing it to morph and present itself in ways we never thought were possible. But this didn't just come out of nowhere, did it? How did we get here? Trafficking …

Loverboy

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He's handsome. He's charming. He's everything you never even dreamed you could have. He buys you nice things and cares for you in ways nobody else ever has. He pays a lot of attention to you, and it may be a little overbearing at times but he cares and that's what matters. He's a little …

The Effect of Porn on Our Relationships

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Everyone watches it. It's normal. It's not hurting anyone. Let's be real. When it comes to our relationships there may be nothing more destructive than the porn industry. Between unrealistic expectations, normalizing the objectification of women, and insinuating that men are nothing more than sexual predators, porn is rapidly killing the humanity that is necessary …

Identity Crisis

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I recently overheard a conversation between two young girls (about 12 or 13) in Target. They were pointing out all the things they loved and hated about whatever celebrity was on the front of a certain magazine, and occasionally they threw in a side note about the things that magazine suggested you can do to …