It Takes A Network

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At lunch, I ran into a girl who was the first every person to contact me about being trafficked. She was about high school age when she first contacted me years ago saying she had gone to a concert out of state with a guy she was dating and the next thing she knew, she …

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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 …

Brand New

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Read 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 4:24, Isaiah 62:4, and Romans 6:6.  In a recent semester I was in a creative class for my major. We started off the semester with some innovative ways to try to remember each other's names better and get to know our classmates, and one of the games we played required …

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 …