Confessions of an “Unsolicited Advice-Giver”

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Confessions of an “Unsolicited Advice-Giver” I am a recovering “unsolicited advice-giver”. If you had a problem, I was going to tell you exactly how to fix it… passionately and emphatically.   And, lucky you, I usually had a book recommendation to go along with my input. If you were a good friend, you would probably receive said book as a gift …

I never want to go through this again…

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I have seen some hard years in my lifetime, but 2009 and 2010 were among the most painful and challenging years I have lived. I took the photo above on a particularly hard day.  When I saw my face after a really good crying session, I decided it was photo worthy. I keep it as a reminder of this very difficult …

Taking Back Ground: My 1st Time back in Strip Clubs in Seven Years!

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Taking Back Ground: My 1st Time back in Strip Clubs in Seven Years! by Jessika Seven years ago I walked out of the club where I was dancing and I never went back.  I had been in and out of clubs for twelve years.  Treasures’ first outreach, 10 years ago, was at that very club.  I may well have been …

Where is God?

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During the past three years, I have experienced some high highs, and low lows.  Life can be like that. From losing my marriage and my home and navigating single parenting, to experiencing God do a deep healing work in me and watching Him move in Treasures in a way that can only be Him. This season has required a heightened …

Moving Past the Past

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Moving Past the Past   A lot of people know me as the girl who quit stripping and started Treasures.  I am so thankful for all that God has done in my life…but He’s not done yet.  He didn’t finish with me the day I walked out of the strip club.  (Thankfully!)  He is active in my life and constantly …

Isn't it all about me???

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“It’s not about you”. The first time I saw these words in Rick Warren’s best-selling book “The Purpose Driven Life”, I did a double take.  And a triple take.  I kept reading that line again and again, soaking it in. It was a timely statement for me.  The truth is, it had been “about me” for a while.  I had …

Strip Church Launched with X3!

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Hey Folks, We have some exciting news!  Treasures is partnering with XXX Church to launch a strip club outreach network called Strip Church!  Whoohoo!  See below for a message from XXX Church founder Craig Gross.   Details on registration are included. We are joining forces with Harmony Dust from Treasures Ministries in Los Angeles to expand our strip club outreach ministries. …

Are You in Love with a Sex Addict?

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  Sex addiction is a family issue.  By definition, sex addiction is a “problem in which one engages in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior despite increasing negative consequences to one’s self or others (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy).  More often than not, the negative consequences the sexually addicted person suffers impact the people they love just …

Facing the Giants

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In the well-known story of David and Goliath, David faced and defeated his giant with a sling and a stone. Historically, in the days of Exodus, the Israelites had been afraid to enter the promised land because of the many ‘giants’ who inhabited that territory. It was the fear of the giants, not the giants themselves, that kept the people …

Numbing the Pain

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The other day, my 1-year-old took her first tumble in the bathtub. After hitting her chin on the side of the tub, she slipped face-first into the water. I quickly swept her to her feet and began to examine her for injuries. She looked me directly in the eyes and cried at the top of her lungs. She wanted to …