Just Say No | Part 1

Note from Jeff Shaw, founder of Out of Darkness: John Glisson is the founder and director of The Purity Report. I had the privilege of meeting with John recently and talking with him about his war on pornography. He offered some profound insights on what Scripture has to say about grace and godliness. I think […]


by Jeff Shaw, Director of Out of Darkness In the past year, I have seen and heard so much evil inflicted upon women. I’ve felt anger, shock, disbelief, discouragement, motivation, and a host of other emotions. But the consistent place that God brings me back to is sorrow. Not sorrow, as in despair…but sorrow, as […]

What Makes a Man?

by Jeff Shaw, Director of Out of Darkness What does it mean to be a man? This is a truly difficult question, and there is no simple, one-size-fits-all answer. I’m still wrestling with it, and it wasn’t until the last few months that I felt like I might be starting to get some sort of […]

Men – The Solution

by Jeff Shaw, Director of Out of Darkness Men have historically been given a very limited role in anti-trafficking efforts, if any. And it’s hard to blame anyone for this. But as I read the Creation account, it is clear that God created both man and woman in His image, each bearing unique aspects of […]

True Intimacy

by Jeff Shaw, Director of Out of Darkness Last week we talked about men and the problem of broken sexuality. I closed that post by noting that it’s really a matter of intimacy. I’m not a preacher, and I’m not a particularly good teacher either.  So I’ll point you to the consuming desire articulated by […]

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