Cheers to vulnerability: I don’t swear, often, but if I did, it would be one of those days. I’d swear because I’m hurting and because I’m mad. I’d swear because it seems for some reason people take you more seriously when you throw in a bad word. I’d swear because I am just so sick … Continue reading Getting Through Pain, Broken Relationships, and Letting Go.
As a kid, I always had pretty rough relationships with teachers. I was the loud, crazy, never listening child. “You can lead a horse to the water, but can’t make the horse drink” was something I heard regularly, and I was mad because I thought my teachers were calling me a horse. I eventually started to … Continue reading Stop Trying To Prove Yourself
This guest post is written by Tyler O’Rear. He desires for his story to help others recognize there is still hope and still time. I had been awake for four nights indulging in a mass purge of my flesh. I was stressed, and this was the best way I knew how to deal with it. I … Continue reading From Drug Addict to Missionary: Tyler’s Story
This is part of a series about Sonya, a Filipina woman who went from slave to liberator. Make sure to read parts one, two, and three first. The colorful pillow Sonya* held in her lap was now soaked in the tears she had shed as she shared her story. The tissues in her hands … Continue reading From Modern Day Slave to Liberator- Part 4
This is part of a series about Sonya, a Filipina woman who went from slave to liberator. Make sure to read part one and part two first. Sonya quieted as I held her, exhausted from crying, she took a deep breath that gave her the resolve to go on. In the hot room she continued to tell … Continue reading From Modern Day Slave to Liberator- Part 3
This is part of a series about Sonya*, a Filipina woman who went from slave to liberator. Read part one of her story here. In the hot, humid room a fan made a feeble attempt to cool us down. All of us had sweat pouring from our brow as we sat on floor mattresses. As … Continue reading From Modern Day Slave to Liberator- Part 2
I first met Sonya* at the 2014 Girl’s Getaway. She was among a blur of faces that week, girls and women who had been offered a week of rest and relaxation in Puerto Galera far from the blaring music and flashing lights where they spent most of their nights in the bars, dancing for … Continue reading From Modern Day Slave to Liberator- Part 1
“Everything in this town is expensive except for the girls.” Kanda* didn’t even blink as she said this. She just looked at me and smiled, but I saw past her smile as she glanced over at her friend who was leaving with an elderly white man. Most women here would never dare to say … Continue reading Why You Should Stop Watching Porn
So, I have this crazy idea. It’s the idea that change is possible. Most of you would agree with that, but I wonder how many of us would act in a way that demonstrates it. Too often I hear, “Oh, that’s just how he is…” or “You know them, they’ll never change..” and I hate … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Change
I’ve met some of the most incredible women, but out of all them mothers stand out as the most beautiful to me, not because of the way they look, but because of the way they live. I believe mothers deserve our thanks, especially because most of the millions of things mothers do out of love … Continue reading Why Mother’s Day Matters.