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"A wise friend told me that 'often when God gives us a burden for something, we need to look in the mirror. He gives us keys to be the solution'." -Nicole D. Hayes, Voices Against the Grain
WASHINGTON, DC, February 06, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Voices Against the Grain, a bold blog and online radio ministry, is partnering with the equally unflinching ministry, pureHOPE, to help people pursue sexual purity and oppose exploitation in a sexualized culture. By age 11, most children are exposed to porn and see over 14,000 sexualized messages yearly. According to HealthStatsCT.org, $3,075 per second is spent by men and women on Internet porn; a $2.84 billion-year industry in the U.S. Worse, unsatisfied online appetites fuel sex trafficking. UNICEF reports more than 1.2 million children are trafficked yearly worldwide-a $32 billion commercial sex industry.
Voices Against the Grain creator Nicole D. Hayes will host pureHOPE president Noel Bouche during their live radio show on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. ET. During the show, Ana Martinez, a Voices Against the Grain blogger, will share how Christ restored her from years of sexual abuse, rape, promiscuity and self-hatred.
pureHOPE, founded in 1983 with offices in Cincinnati and Dallas, provides Christian solutions in a sexualized culture and envisions a world free of sexual exploitation and brokenness. Bouche joined pureHOPE in 2008 after leaving a corporate law practice to advance the ministry's mission. Many consider him a next-generation visionary leader.
"I believe God is establishing a caliber of leaders to transform our sexualized culture through purity," says Bouche. "This starts by equipping parents, families and churches to usher in this lifestyle through prayer, understanding, resolve and engagement."
Hayes believes God has long given her a burden to rectify how today's sexualized culture devastates children, adults and families.
"A wise friend told me that 'often when God gives us a burden for something, we need to look in the mirror. He gives us keys to be the solution'. Voices Against the Grain is honored to partner with pureHOPE to share how Christ can restore what's broken," says Hayes.
Shared content, possible event and initiative collaboration will serve both ministries' synergistic approach to impact more audiences.
Listen to the February 12, 1 p.m. ET interview. Read bios for Noel Bouche and Ana Martinez.
About Voices Against the Grain
Launched in May 2013, "Voices Against the Grain" is a blog and weekly online radio show daringly designed for audiences to learn and share how to advance God's Kingdom in a "do your own thing" society. Voices Against the Grain operates with four key objectives: 1) to bring clarity and restoration from deception, 2) to educate and equip believers and non-believers, 3) to encourage, and 4) to show love while sharing the truth. For more information, visit http://voicesagainstthegrain.com/.
pureHOPE pursues a world free of sexual exploitation and brokenness by providing Christian solutions in a sexualized culture. Our content, resources, and equipping events help people live out Jesus' love, purity, and justice in this pornified society. pureHOPE partners with churches, Christian schools, campus ministries, and partner organizations in three ministry areas: parenting, justice and recovery. For more information, visit http://purehope.net/.
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