Should Prostitution Be Legal?

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Alarmingly, there is a growing movement to fully decriminalize prostitution across the Nation. Even Presidential hopeful, Senator Kamala Harris, who has historically supported laws that crack down on trafficking (SESTA and FOSTA), recently stated that she is in favor of decriminalizing prostitution. She is among a growing number of people who mistakenly believe that full-decriminalization will lead to a decrease …

7 WAYS PORN FUELS TRAFFICKING

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WARNING!!!! Content may be triggering to some readers I recognize that many people are affected by porn.  Those who find themselves caught in the throes of addiction, the spouses of those struggling, parents who have discovered their children have been exposed and the people involved in the porn industry, to name a few. This issue is actually very personal to …

Strip Clubs and Motor Homes

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One evening in 2003, I found myself sitting in my car across the street from the strip club where I used to work. I felt like I was sitting outside of a prison that had once held me captive. I remembered what it felt like to be a 19-year-old girl in financial despair, who, after experiencing a lifetime of chaos …

365 Days

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As I reminisce about the past 365 days I feel an urgency to write you and share with you what is on my heart. I am someone who is deeply committed to growth, both personally and as the Executive Director of Treasures. The truth is: we live in a microwave culture. We like to see instant results… NOW. But the …

It was good. And it was hard. | Philippines Update

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Our trip to the Philippines was good. God had his way, and we believe we made a tangible impact during our time there. And, it was also hard. Holding both of these truths and finding a way to share them with you, has proven challenging for me personally. (And part of the reason it has taken so long to write this.) …

Despair, Faith; Discouragement, Hope

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I wanted to savor every moment of my last outreach with Treasures, but I showed up distracted by a heavy heart.  It wasn’t a sorrow for parting from Treasures, for although I certainly shed tears, this change of season in my life is joyful and Treasures will always be a part of my story.  Rather it was a sorrow for …

My Treasure

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by Chrissy Woodward There’s no hidden corner you can blend yourself into. There’s no secret room where eyes can’t find you. Your shame and your fear make you think love isn’t real. But it’s pure and it’s honest Despite what you feel. I know you feel unworthy as you take all the blame. You’ve been responding to a call forgetting your …

Will You Help Us Reach Women in New Corners of the World

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This month, I traveled to Ecuador to further our vision of seeing sex-industry outreach flourishing in every city on the globe. This outreach training marked the first time EVER in the history of the country that the issues of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation were talked about in a public, educational setting. The Government has been slow to recognize that the problem exists, so …

I AM NOT MY STORY

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I AM NOT MY STORY by Jessika Fuhrmaneck   “Your story matters.” At Treasures, we say this often and it is true. Our stories are what inspire others and bring them hope to keep moving on when they don’t have an ounce of strength left. More than once I have been able to put one foot in front of the other …

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 …