SPEAK* LISTEN * HEAL
Do you remember the wonderful documentary that was done about our family a little while back? I have come to know and love many of the crew that worked on that piece. Some of them I have known for years, others are new friends. They are super cool and professional. The kind of people you'd want to be friends with. Creative, kind, talented...good folks. A good friend from L.A. who I absolutely love is involved in the P.R. side of this project as well. (Anyone out there know Lincoln Hubbard? I love that Brit).
One of the gals I met (technically, I RE-meet her, since we crossed paths briefly in college) is producing this fabulous and MUCH NEEDED film about pornography addiction and the associated shame that goes along with it. This is something I feel very passionately about. It is a huge issue that I don't think most of us have a grasp on how to deal with.
Shamed, a documentary feature, will look at how to remove the debilitating personal and group shame that exists around pornography and sexuality in conservative Christian communities. Those of us who would preach a balanced life of fidelity and healthy sexual relations are being drowned out by the pervasive messaging of an over-sexualized world. Our best protection is open, honest, healthy communication on pornography and sexual addiction, empowering the people we love to "SPEAK, LISTEN, and HEAL."
This is a project I would absolutely LOVE to see come to full fruition. This film is needed. But it can only happen if it reaches its minimum backing of $40,000 by February. (My birth month. Donate a small amount as a birthday gift to me?? Every little bit helps. $5! Skip that fast food meal and get me a birthday gift and help open this important dialogue. Please?)
Watch the snippet below and see what you think.
To make a donation and learn more about this important project, please click HERE.
We often think "other" people will be the ones to donate and make important things happen--today I am going to be one of the "others" and make a donation. Will you join me?
Has this issue affected your life? Will it affect your children? It is our modern-day epidemic.
SPEAK* LISTEN * HEAL
Lest anyone make assumptions, this is not an addiction Vic or I have had to deal with in our marriage. But it is something that has affected my family directly.