By Julie Nelson, Shasta Knight & Melody Bergman At the beginning of April, I met some pretty cool mamas at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Summit in Washington D.C. One dynamic mother-daughter duo, Julie & Shasta, has offered to share what they learned at the conference as a collaborative blog post on MamaCrossroads!… Read More “I Didn’t Know”: 3 Takeaways for Parents from the 2018 CESE Summit
In the halls of the U.N., the air is almost electric. Everywhere you look and listen there are chatter and change, little conversations about big ideas. Across the street, there is a food cart that serves sumptuous mediterranean cuisine. The same two guys park there every day, and they are quite the characters. They know everyone… Read More Rookie at the U.N. Part 3: Ambience
One of my amazing friends and colleagues posted this picture recently. I just found it this morning. It’s from the “good old days,” and I’ve actually never seen it before. It made me want to laugh and cry at the same time. Don’t I look so busy and important? I’m anxiously engaged in the cause… Read More Rookie at the U.N. Part 2: The People There
Have you ever been in a room with 1000 anti-porn Christians, many of whom are pastors? My friend and colleague Kristen Jenson, author of Good Pictures, Bad Pictures had this experience at the recent Set Free Summit organized by Josh McDowell Ministries and Covenant Eyes. Although I couldn’t make it to this ground-breaking conference, reading Kristen’s post… Read More Set Free Summit: 17 Reasons to Keep Fighting Porn
For women in a relationship with a sex addict: You matter! What you are experiencing is called betrayal trauma. It is real, and very similar to PTSD. Whether or not your partner reaches out for help, you CAN! Here’s one way to do that–a retreat for women like you. Below is a little note about… Read More Bloom Retreat: Body, Mind and Soul
I’m shivering. And I’m late. As usual. This time I can’t even blame my little ones. This time I’m heading to New York City all by myself. I shiver again. Blasted rain! I watch the drops bead down the truck window. I swallow hard. Try to breathe. Offer one more silent prayer before I throw… Read More Rookie at the U.N.: Trek to the Big Apple
Hi, ladies! Want to run away to VA beach with me? Mama Crossroads is hosting a retreat for loved ones of addicts and betrayed spouses during the weekend of Aug 1-3 (Friday-Sunday) . My parents have donated their beautiful beach house for the occasion, just 15 yards from the sand. So grab your swimsuit and some… Read More Beach Retreat! Wanna come?
I wrote a few weeks ago about my experience at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit. Here are some video highlights. Don’t blink! Or you might miss my fabulous onstage appearance near the end. 🙂 It is an amazing feeling being part of this movement!
One room. Hundreds of faces. It’s an unlikely group: a huge spectrum of races, religions, and political views. A gathering like this hasn’t happened in 27 years. Some of us have crossed continents. Many would never dream of sitting in the same room together. But here we are, united for one cause. We are part of… Read More CESE Summit
A mild wind whips through the canyon and I tightly grip my slender Samsonite, rolling black across the pebbled parking lot. Cars and eighteen-wheelers zoom past on the nearby highway, muffling our voices at the shuttle stop. How are you? Yes, I’m fine. Just a short drive for some. But for me, a vast country… Read More Retreat!