Hugh Hefner: The Dark Side of Us

In the wake of the founder of Playboy’s death, reactions run the gamut. Entrepreneur. Exploiter. Pioneer. Pagan. Genius. Reprobate. But what does the rise of Hugh Hefner, his fame, his fortune, and his following tell us about ourselves? Hefner found something that appeals to our most human desires, told us not to be embarrassed about […]

My Teen Uses Porn (Part Two)

by Anne Kerr *A note about Anne: Anne was part of Out of Darkness when it was started in 2011. She served as the ministry’s first Executive Director, and has since gone on to found True North Freedom Project, which shares tools to navigate a sexualized culture. “My Teen Uses Porn”: Ten Ways to Come […]

My Teen Uses Porn (Part I)

by Anne Kerr *A note about Anne: Anne was part of Out of Darkness when it was started in 2011. She served as the ministry’s first Executive Director, and has since gone on to found True North Freedom Project, which shares tools to navigate a sexualized culture. “My Teen Uses Porn”: Ten Ways to Come […]

The Pain of Relapse

by Heather Day, a member of the safe house staff *Names have been changed to protect identities When Chrissy first came, she was strong-willed and cynical; a combination that created tension for those around her. On top of that, her hopelessness was so intense that it seemed as if a cloud hung over her. Every time Chrissy spoke, […]

My Response Matters

by Heather Day, one of the safe home staff I remember when I was first introduced to the world of sex-trafficking. I was at a Christian conference, looking up at horrifying pictures of women dressed in chains, listening to numerous, outrageous statistics that would make any reasonable human being cringe. To your surprise, you might think it was […]

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