Benjamin and Laila react to and reflect on the recent death of Hugh Hefner. They speak into the questions: What was his “legacy”? How did he affect our world? What does his death mean for us now?Ep. 32: Reaction to Harvey Weinstein Sexual Abuse Allegations Hollywood media mogul Harvey Weinstein has been exposed this week under a slew of sexual assault allegations. Benjamin and Laila discuss the developing story--what happened, how it happened, and what we should expect moving forward. Ep. 31: How to Take Action: Reclaim Your Identity Part 1
Taking action to combat the commercial sex industry starts on an individual heart level with several important internal responses. One of those responses is to reclaim your identity as a compassionate and loving person made in the image of God.Ep. 30: Counting the Cost
After an extremely powerful interview with former sex buyer Gene McConnel for episode 27, Benjamin and Laila felt the need to sit down and process some of what they heard.Ep. 29: How to Take Action: Be Compassionate Part 2 What is compassion? Why is it important? How can we overcome hurdles that hinder our compassion? In this episode the internal response to exploitation of being a compassionate person is discussed by Benjamin and Laila. Ep. 28: How to Take Action: Be Compassionate Part 1
Ending the injustice of commercial sexual exploitation requires a response. In this episode Benjamin and Laila talk about the internal responses of love and compassion, and how those two things are central to changing the status quo.Ep. 27: Interview With Former Sex Buyer Gene McConnell
Gene McConnell is the founder and president of Authentic Relationships International, a non-profit organization dedicated to liberating people from toxic influences and beliefs. For over 31 years, he has trained therapists, pastors, law enforcement, medical professionals, and others about domestic violence, sexual abuse, shame, and building and maintaining healthy relationships.