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Leaving is hard, staying out is harder. 89% of women in the sex industry said they want to escape, but see no other means of survival. Even for those who do leave, most end up going right back. Whether it is dealing with the impact of trauma in their lives, a lack of employable job skills and work experience, financial …

Ecuador Update: What’s the Point of Life?!

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Some of you may remember hearing about the shocking tragedy of a family member of mine being killed by her husband just over a year ago. She was my daughter’s aunt and a sister to me. The incredible grief of losing her was compounded by the idea that a man that I loved and trusted was capable of such a …

It’s Impossible to See the World the Way I Used To

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It’s Impossible to See the World the Way I Used To The best picture I can paint of the needs of victims of sex trafficking is to share what a woman that Treasures has been helping here in Los Angeles said to me. While discussing the common problem of PTSD in trafficking survivors, she shared with me that certain times …

Dream Big!

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Dream Big Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.?Proverbs 19:20-22.   I love this scripture because in it I find the freedom to dream big and think outside the box. Each year I set personal goals and goals for Treasures.  Some of them seem completely impossible.  But I write them down …

Tips for caring well: Grace & Truth Over Time

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Tips for caring well 7 & 8   7. GRACE AND TRUTH OVER TIME My recovery heroes, Cloud and Townsend often talk about the importance of grace and truth over time as key ingredients in the healing journey. We need grace.  We need truth. And we need time to heal.   For God’s system to work, you have to have …

Tips for caring well: Grace & Truth Over Time

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Tips for caring well 7 & 8   7. GRACE AND TRUTH OVER TIME My recovery heroes, Cloud and Townsend often talk about the importance of grace and truth over time as key ingredients in the healing journey. We need grace.  We need truth. And we need time to heal.   For God’s system to work, you have to have …

Qualities of a Great Leader

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Qualities of a Great Leader   I have heard it said that everything rises and falls on great leadership and I am inclined to believe it.   I follow the example of great leaders.  Phillip and Holly Wagner have been pastoring the Oasis Church for more than a quarter of a century!  They have stayed at their post in good …

Tips for caring well 6: Keep a strength-based perspective

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Tips for caring well 6 KEEP A STRENGTH-BASED PERPECTIVE   The women we serve often come to us with layers of trauma, challenges, and perhaps even substance abuse issues and existing mental health diagnoses.  It might be tempting to get focused on the “problems” or overwhelmed by obstacles she faces.   If we are going to help them move from …

Tips for caring well: Bring her into community

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Tips for caring well 4 & 5 BRING HER INTO COMMUNITY   If I could provide one thing to women looking for life change, it would be the opportunity to engage in healthy community.    One-on-one mentoring is valuable, but I encourage you to look for ways to connect women to a broader community. The more people she establishes healthy …

Qualities of a Great Volunteer

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Qualities of a Great Volunteer   Unless you end up with some miraculous funding right off the bat, the work that you do is going to be largely volunteer driven.  In fact, chances are, you are probably a volunteer just as I was for the first several years after the inception of TreasuresJ   In a world where people are …