Are you still wondering what sex-trafficking is all about? Maybe your teenagers have been asking you questions about it. If your family is like ours, we love to use movies to open up dialogue.
Sex trafficking is a tough topic to broach with kids, so I recommend making sure they’re mature enough to understand. If so, there’s a movie out this week that explains sex-trafficking very well.
“The story of a widower who loses custody of his daughter finds himself unable to hold down a job. He agrees to drive a truck across the country, no questions asked. But when he discovers what he is delivering, he is faced with a life-changing choice.”
We watched it the other night with our teenagers. I have to admit, it was tough. While the movie does a great job at keeping scenes from getting too graphic, the subtle innuendos are enough for your mind to fill in the blanks. It’s hard stuff–but the underlying message shared is a great one. You are priceless.
Who doesn’t need to be reminded of that?
This alone is enough reason to grab your copy–and if God uses it to spark a desire to get involved with eradicating sex-trafficking from the face of the earth, BONUS.
How’d We Get Our Copy?
Saturday, we met up with our kids at a favorite coffee shop of mine in Franklin. The first stop in a series of birthday celebration spots for the day. I mean, when your adult kids are circling the wagons for the day, what mom wouldn’t make the party last all day?
After coffee we enjoyed an hour locked in an Escape Room, followed by a big Italian family-style lunch. My progressive birthday party, if you will. (By the way, we broke out in 43 minutes. Yeah, we’re that good.)
Like any good mom, I left Paul in line to order while I scouted out three tables. I walked in like I owned the place and gathered three together. Two men were seated in the far end of the room and one of them joked, “Do you want ours, too?”
“No thanks. I think I’ve got enough now.”
“What’s all the company for?”
“My kids are all meeting us here. It’s my birthday celebration. ”
After talking about kids and the blessings they are, he shared he had seven of his own and asked what brought us to Tennessee. Five minutes later, he knew why we were here and I knew his daughter was Rebecca St. James and his two sons the For King & Country duo. A proud daddy, he spoke of all seven of his kids and beamed.
That kind of parent really draws me in. The one that is grateful for their God given role.
My family arrived and we shared introductions. FYI, St. James is NOT his last name. I learned that quickly. Rebecca used that as her stage name. Still, he was gracious. Before he left, he ran back in to hand our group a copy of Priceless. So very kind. And, like I said, what a proud daddy. He believes in his kids gifts and he believes in this movie.
After watching it this weekend with the family–I wholeheartedly agree.
Joanne Kraft is a frequent guest on Focus on the Family and Family Life Today. Joanne is the author of The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids. She’d be the first to tell you she has four kids who are great – most of the time.