Friday, August 6, 2010

Stuck in the System (Luke 12:22-38)

Josh Broward
August 8, 2010

One of the hardest jobs in the world is trying to help a prostitute stop being a prostitute. A prostitute is part of a huge web of power and money and lies and relationships. Just like a spider’s web, the web of the sex trade is incredibly sticky. Once you get in, it’s hard to get out.
But how do you get in? Most prostitutes started in the business by age 14 or younger. Most often, they are from a troubled or abusive family. Frequently, they have run away from home and living on the streets. These young girls, find themselves broke and alone, without job skills or any hope of supporting themselves. They report feeling like they don’t have any other choice.
Another surprising phenomena of prostitution is that the women often “fall in love” with their pimps (the men who “sell” them to customers). These pimps shower the girls with affection and compliments and gifts, so girls who felt no love at home suddenly feel respected and cared for and valuable. Eventually, they will do anything for these men, no matter the personal cost.

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