#1 You are beautiful. God is breathtakingly beautiful and like DNA from a parent, His beautiful image is imprinted on you. Nothing you that have done or that has been done to you can ever remove your beauty because He has created you.
Are there any vital connections between pornography and crimes like sex trafficking?
Morgan Perry, producer of the documentary Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth, says yes. In my interview with her, she outlines three reasons why those concerned about trafficking should also be concerned about porn.
1. Porn fuels a demand for commercial sex.
2. Porn promotes the cultural trend of connecting sex to youth and violence.
3. Pimps and the producers of porn are often guilty of the same kind of coercive means.
This topic sparks such a passion in me. I know all too well the consequences of sex before marriage. Now that I am in a relationship that has NOTHING to do with sex (yes, we have been dating almost 2 years, engaged for the last year, and have NOT had sex), I see the blessings and benefits in waiting for marriage. Now it is clear to me that God made sex to be for marriage only, and I want to share what He’s taught me so far.
Redeemed ministries - Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal activity on the planet. More than 27 million men, women, and children are trapped in modern day slavery.5% of all human trafficking victims in the US end up in Texas, with the vast majority being in Houston. The majority of trafficking victims are between 18 and 24 years old, some as young as 7 or 8. Between 600,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked internationally every year.
Ahhh dating. Simultaneously the best and worst thing. So fun, so nerve-wracking, at times so confusing, at times so disappointing, at times so filled with hope and promise… It’s so much trial and error, but there is so much to be learned in that time looking for Mr. Right.