Motivated – by Sandy Durham

My husband, dog, and I live in a large, old historical house with big rooms meant to host a lot of people and that’s just what we did last Saturday afternoon. Around 20 adults and 20 children assembled into our house to attend a “Lambs among Wolves” luncheon/ Seminar. The seminar focused on protecting the personal safety of our children.
I had two reasons that motivated me to have this seminar. One was the alarming things I was hearing from parents in my office at Family Life Services. Did you know that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually exploited by the time they graduate from high school according to Childluresprevention.com? For parents this is a terrifying statistic but somewhat preventable if the parent and child are proactive. Parents have to be aware of the lures that perverted individuals use to groom, intimidate and exploit our children! It could be a matter of life or death!
The second reason I was moved to have this seminar was my own experience as a child with a sexual abuser, a neighborhood boy. That terrible event clouded my view of myself for years to come until Jesus wrapped His healing arms around me and set me free!
How about you? Are you a parent of young children or even a teenager? Do you know what to do to help keep your children safe from sexual exploitation and abuse? If you need help or just want information we are here to assist you.

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