Author: Gaye Clark

A Soft Answer Which Turns Away Wrath

Many years ago, when my children were small but energetic, I, a chronically exhausted mamma, would head to bed right after them. Sleep was an idol in my life in those days. One night, about 2 in the morning, my 5-year-old son, Nathan, came into my room and tapped his sleeping mother on the head. “This lady keeps talking and she won’t shut up.” I didn’t sit up or even open my eyes. It was just a ploy for my attention. I wasn’t buying it. “Go back to bed, Nathan.” He let out a whimper and headed to his...

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What I Learned About Marriage by Losing My Husband

Disclaimer: We pray only to the Lord. Our time to speak to our loved ones is when they are in the flesh. That’s part of why I wrote this article—to remind us all to do so. A letter to my husband is not an affirmation that we can speak directly to our loved ones after they have died; rather my hope is to encourage you to love and pray for your spouse. I hope some will resonate with you and encourage you in your marriage. Dear Beloved Husband, Yesterday someone pointed to the sky. “It’s beautiful,” she said. I...

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From Pew Sitter to Abolitionist Sex Trafficking and the Church

E-Book PDF: Open in New Window | DownloadSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSPornography and sex-trafficking have gained a foothold of normalcy in the United States. Don’t believe it? Advertisements for sex with minors are now posted on several mainstream online ad companies. The activity is indeed illegal. But the right to advertise it, according to a majority of state and now federal courts, is not. Few news agencies reported these recent rulings. Last year Amnesty International called for the decriminalization of prostitution. Did the Church join the conversation? Did they even know...

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Sex Trafficking Numbers You Can Trust

When it comes to sex trafficking, sound numbers of who, how many, and where are difficult to find. Most widely reported numbers are estimates. Many have been discredited. The 2014 Trafficking In Persons (TIP) report included this cautionary statement when using its data: “Numbers are not always the story. Pursue individual stories of survival, new government initiatives, or innovative research efforts until better data are available.” There are several reasons why reliable data is so elusive. For one, pimps make it a priority to remain hidden while maintaining firm control of their victims. The use of the Internet through...

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