Tag: human trafficking

Therapy Tuesday: A Case Study in Chasing Trauma

It finally happened.  Therapy finally sucked.  I cried.  It was hard.  This is when you know that you are going to do some real work.  This is why you are there. I was given homework last week.  I was to reflect on why receiving…

Categorizing Behaviors

I had my third therapy session yesterday.  My therapist decided to make a client-centered approach part of my treatment plan.  I bristled at that.  I’ve never progressed in a client-centered therapeutic environment.  What? Just sit there and talk about what’s bothering me? I could…

A Sea Change

I want to recommend a book.  I also want to be careful in how I go about recommending it.  I wrote at least a year ago that I questioned how the Church at large would be able to handle a hypothetical influx of emancipated…

The Second Emancipation Proclamation

I’ve been thinking about sex.  I have a lot of questions about sex.  I’ll explain.  The cause du jour right now in both sacred and secular circles is human trafficking.  Celebrities from both spheres are jumping on the sexual slavery bandwagon, waving “Stop Slavery”…

The Witch and Her Flying Monkey

I received a phone call this evening from my mother’s oldest friend, Deanna.  They have known each other since they were toddlers.  I really enjoy Deanna and her entire family, but this woman has never called me.  It’s her mother, Anna, who has always…

Birds of A Feather…

I find life to be strangely comforting in its consistency sometimes.  No matter how frustrated I am by own inner turmoil, life goes on.  It doesn’t wait for me to figure anything out.  I still have to get up tomorrow and put one foot…

The Least of These…

When you are giving your gifts this year, please consider these women and children: An estimated 2 million children are enslaved and abused in the global commercial sex trade — most of them girls. Many children are sold into prostitution to pay off family…