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Pornography consumption: The overlooked public health crisis

Moreover, its widespread use among adolescents is creating social pressure on youth to engage in what they’ve seen, even inspiring them to act it out on younger children. Pornography use is linked to adverse changes in the brain and harms areas of the mind-controlling motivation and decision-making, impaired impulse control, as well as sexual desensitization.

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4 ways churches may be fighting human trafficking without even knowing it

Churches have a critical role to play in combating human trafficking. Geoff Rogers, CEO and co-founder of USIAHT, recently wrote about how many churches have already joined the fight without even realizing it. For more information about proactive measures your church can take to fight sex trafficking in your community, visit TraffickingFreeZone.com.

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The reality is that sex trafficking occurs inside our borders, not just outside. Kevin Malone shares in the Austin American-Statesman that sex trafficking involves “American kids trafficked and purchased by American citizens.”

No one wants to believe that our fellow citizens enjoy the exploitation of children. It’s much easier to blame trafficking on those who are different or far away. But the reality is that a trafficker could be your co-worker, your pastor, your coach, your teacher, your neighbor or your local grocer. It’s an invisible crime that often occurs right under our noses, where we least expect it.

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Pornography consumption: The overlooked public health crisis

Moreover, its widespread use among adolescents is creating social pressure on youth to engage in what they’ve seen, even inspiring them to act it out on younger children. Pornography use is linked to adverse changes in the brain and harms areas of the mind-controlling motivation and decision-making, impaired impulse control, as well as sexual desensitization.

Read More

4 ways churches may be fighting human trafficking without even knowing it

Churches have a critical role to play in combating human trafficking. Geoff Rogers, CEO and co-founder of USIAHT, recently wrote about how many churches have already joined the fight without even realizing it. For more information about proactive measures your church can take to fight sex trafficking in your community, visit TraffickingFreeZone.com.

Read More

The reality is that sex trafficking occurs inside our borders, not just outside. Kevin Malone shares in the Austin American-Statesman that sex trafficking involves “American kids trafficked and purchased by American citizens.”

No one wants to believe that our fellow citizens enjoy the exploitation of children. It’s much easier to blame trafficking on those who are different or far away. But the reality is that a trafficker could be your co-worker, your pastor, your coach, your teacher, your neighbor or your local grocer. It’s an invisible crime that often occurs right under our noses, where we least expect it.

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ROGERS: We Need More Than Awareness Of Human Trafficking

Once Americans realize that trafficking happens not just in big cities or regions other than their own, they will realize that they must take action if they want to see it end. At the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking (USIAHT), our team has led several awareness campaigns and spends a considerable portion of our time sharing what we do with audiences across the country.

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The police fight human trafficking every day — we can’t let them do it alone

This is a fair point, but it oversimplifies the issue. Human trafficking is a supply answer to a demand problem. As long as there are men who will pay to rape America’s women and children, suppliers will come forward to meet that demand. Band together with other concerned individuals to start a Trafficking-Free Zone™ : a community-wide program that brings together county leaders in business, government, and faith communities to combat trafficking.

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