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 Christians Should Fight Human Trafficking More Than Anyone

The Bible offers plenty of reasons why God’s people should fight to end slavery, deliver the captives, and give comfort to the oppressed. I mentioned several verses in my last post, Why Doesn’t God Stop Human Trafficking? So we should care about fighting trafficking because God cares. But there’s one more reason we should care, and that’s […]

Why Doesn’t God Stop Human Trafficking?

I was sitting at my book table after speaking at an event when the woman broached the question: If God is good and loves people, why doesn’t He come down and stop this evil? Indeed, why doesn’t God stop human trafficking? Why doesn’t He rescue afflicted women, keep children from being exploited, stop pimps and […]

An Open Letter to Julia Roberts on Pretty Woman Inspiring Girls to become Prostitutes

Dear Julia, Today is the 25th anniversary of the Disney movie Pretty Woman. Tomorrow, you’ll be celebrating on the Today show, along with the other stars who helped make the movie successful. In the photo I saw promoting the event, you were smiling, and no wonder. Pretty Woman catapulted you to stardom, or as one TV […]

To the Man on the Other Side of the Screen

Dear Man on the Other Side of the Screen, I don’t know who you are, what you do, your marital status or if you are a parent. What I do know is that I am a human, a real person. I am someone’s daughter, a student and lady, but most of all, I KNOW I […]

New Suspense Novel!–It Starts with an Idea

Do authors sit down and write a book? Yes and no. For the next few weeks, I want to take you on a little journey to a book from idea to end result. My current romantic suspense novel is at 78,000 words. By the time this blog series is finished, I hope the book will […]

Disney Princesses and Exploitation – In Conclusion

Today is the conclusion of the Princess series in regard to whether some of the favorite Disney movies help or hurt the ongoing fight against human exploitation. Movie Title: Beauty and the Beast Does this movie inspire girls to be stronger or more vulnerable? Vulnerable The story in a nutshell: Girl’s father gets taken as a captive Girl […]

Disney Princesses and Exploitation – Mulan and Pocahontas

This week I want to go over some of the favorite Disney princess movies and take a look at the messages in them in regard to whether they help or hurt the ongoing fight against human exploitation. Movie Title: Mulan Does this movie inspire girls to be stronger or more vulnerable? Both The story in a nutshell: […]

Disney Princesses and Exploitation – Rapunzel

This week I want to go over some of the favorite Disney princess movies and take a look at the messages in them in regard to whether they help or hurt the ongoing fight against human exploitation. Movie Title: Tangled Does this movie inspire girls to be stronger or more vulnerable? Strong The story in a nutshell: Girl is […]

Disney Princesses and Exploitation – Jasmine

This week I want to go over some of the favorite Disney princess movies and take a look at the messages in them in regard to whether they help or hurt the ongoing fight against human exploitation.   Movie Title: Aladdin Does this movie inspire girls to be stronger or more vulnerable? Vulnerable The story in a […]

Disney Princesses and Exploitation – Ariel

This week I want to go over some of the favorite Disney princess movies and take a look at the messages in them in regard to whether they help or hurt the ongoing fight against human exploitation. The Little Mermaid came out when I was growing up and even though I watched it probably fifty times, […]

Disney Princesses and Exploitation – Cinderella

Each day this week, I’ll be posting about a Disney princess and whether the messages in her story help or hurt the fight against human exploitation. Precursor: I don’t hate Disney movies and don’t think they should be banned or anything. This series is to help people think about the messages behind the stories we’re […]

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