How often do we say to a friend who is hurting, "What do you need? Comfort food? A sad movie to make you cry? Time alone?" I love the concern that those questions come out of, but what would happen if instead of directing someone to worldly comfort, we turned them towards the author of comfort? Instead of seeking solace in things, why don't we seek the Comforter? There is so much more to life than merely getting by, and there is more comfort available to us than a closet full of new clothes could ever give us.
Have you ever been shopping and felt overwhelmed by all of the choices available to you? It’s trendy these days to be natural, organic, sustainable, and ethical; and it feels like every big name brand is vying for your support by touting these promises, but can all of those brands really deliver on them? Greenwashing [...]
I wholeheartedly believe that we can see the end of modern-day slavery in our lifetime. I believe this because I know that there are people all around me who are tirelessly fighting and showing up every day to ensure that people have the chance to not only encounter freedom but live autonomous lives. However, I know that there will always be evil present in humanity because we live in a sinful and fallen world and that when trafficking does end, we need to be ever vigilant to ensure that no one gets trapped in its snares again.
Come on, just once. Everyone’s watching it. This is the best way to find out about what girls like. It relieves stress and makes you feel great. If you don’t watch this, you are such a prude. While these phrases can be referring to anything, they are often heard when people talk about pornography. In [...]
This is a post that I originally wrote for the amazing organization Next Step Ministries that outlines what is defined as sexual exploitation as opposed to human trafficking. Both are horrendous injustices but you need to look past blanket terms in order to gain a better understanding of what's going on. Enjoy! At Next Step [...]
Trigger Warning: This post talks about sexual exploitation and contains graphic references to pornography. These last few months have been an adjustment for us as individuals and a culture, to say the least. This is a new situation for all of us, and while we may all be on the same sea, we are in [...]
Trigger Warning: This article contains references to pornography, sex trafficking, sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. 115 million. That’s the average number of visitors that the world’s largest pornography site has each day. In 2019 Pornhub had over 42 billion visitors, that’s more than Facebook, Twitter, and Netflix combined. It’s impossible [...]
Dear Dad, I love how much you love bluegrass and yodelling cowboys. You have been a calm, consistent presence my whole life. I don’t know who I would be without you. There are so many childhood memories that are a result of spending time with you, from playing baseball in the park to asking you [...]