Human Trafficking Awareness Day – Backpage.com Removes Adult Content but Whines “Victim”

Over 400 cases of child sex trafficking have been reported in 47 states, all with connection to the website Backpage.com. Child sex trafficking increased over 800% in last 5 years, and vast majority of reports included Backpage.com. When asked for ads by the law, content was “sanitized” by Backpage before being given to the police. […]

Lessons from a Burning Van

Last Saturday, we planned to take the kids on a special family day up in Blowing Rock. It turned into an unforgettable day, but not in any way I’d expected. Near the top of the mountain road, the transmission seal broke on the van and when it started smoking, my husband (Brian) pulled off the […]

Ted Bundy’s Chilling Words on Pornography Before His Execution (If You have Kids or Cable TV, PLEASE Read This)

Ted Bundy was executed in 1989 for the rape and murder of over 30 women and girls. Just hours before he died, he did an interview. What would a man about to die for his crimes have to say to the world? He chose to talk about pornography. Please take 1:40 to watch this video […]

Pornography and the Boys We Love – 10 Tips to Help Moms

Every second, 28,258 Internet users are viewing pornography.   American children begin viewing pornography at an average age of 11.   More than 7 out of 10 teens hide their online behavior from their parents in some way. 35% of boys say they have viewed pornographic videos “too many times to count.” The average age […]

How to Prevent Trafficking Locally and In Our Own Homes

Trafficking isn’t just happening “over there” in third-world countries, and it isn’t just abductions of kids in bad settings. In fact, abductions only account for 11% of sex trafficking cases. A large majority, over 50% happened because the trafficker lured the victim with the promise of something they wanted or needed (a job, place to […]

Why My Kids Never Believed in Santa (+ 3 Reasons They’re Not Deprived Because of It)

If you’ve ever wondered (or wanted to express) about those people who “deprive” their kids of the fun of Santa Claus, I’d like to explain why my kids never believed in Santa, and why they aren’t deprived because of it. 1. Santa takes up space that belongs to Jesus. “He knows when you are sleeping. He […]

An Open Letter of Thanks to Tim Tebow for Not Giving In to Miss USA (from the Mom of a Young Fan)

  Dear Mr. Tebow, It’s got to be hard living in the world and not being of it. For some time now, you’ve been ridiculed for your faith, and particularly people have mocked or even accused you when you actually stick with your beliefs. I find it strange that anyone would think it a bad thing to […]

Teaching Our Daughters Worth and Value, a New Book by Amy Sulliven

I got to read a kids’ book recently that impressed me so much, I bought a copy for my daughter and asked the author about sharing about the book with you. This book is not only about one of my favorite missionary heroes, but gives the message of worth and value to young girls, which […]

Unhealthy Secrets, Bribes and Threats – Methods Predators Use to Keep Victims Silent

There are many reasons a victim may remain silent, but oftentimes it is because the predator is manipulating them emotionally, holding something over them such as shame (that they feed), or keeping them afraid with threats. Most sex offenders have never been convicted, making background checks a very incomplete protective tool. Groups screening potential volunteers […]

One Woman’s Mission to Grieving Mothers

In honor of Grief Awareness Day, I’d like to introduce you to a friend who suffered the loss of her child, who offers comfort and help to others grieving the same through her ministry, Granting Hope Ministries. I first knew Jody Abernathy in college, but most recently we’ve been in touch because she ordered copies of When […]

Josh Duggar and a Mommy’s Fear Part 2 – How to Broach the Topic of Sexual Abuse with Your Children

It is a terrifying statistic that 90% of childhood sexual abuse cases happen with someone the child knows.* Numbers like that, and stories like Josh Duggar molesting young girls, wipe away any security we might have had in assuming that we could protect our children as long as we keep them away from scary looking […]

Josh Duggar and a Mommy’s Fear – Are There Secret Predators In Our Churches?

If today’s latest about Josh Duggar has you scared, you’re not alone. (Josh Duggar gave a statement today about viewing pornography for years and having affairs while presenting himself as a moral, godly family man. This has come just weeks after his admittance to molesting young girls as a teen, including his sisters.) How are […]

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