The Alabama Housewife

​Southern Humorist, Storyteller and Writer

Over the course of the next few weeks I am going to be sharing

some of the lessons I wrote about a few years ago when

I had a Dear Abby style column in Good Grit Magazine.

It was a lot of fun to write that one and

 I hope you'll enjoy revisiting it with me here. 

This may be too heavy for your column but I’m asking it anyway. The past few months have opened my eyes to the reality of human trafficking. I am having a difficult time processing this and understanding how it exists. How can we reconcile the reality of this atrocity with a belief in God?

    That is a very heavy question indeed—and an important one. I will go ahead and tell you, I don’t have all the answers and I’m not sure who does. I do think though, that the first thing we all need to do is recognize the role we all play by allowing this to creep into our lives. We must protect our children. Then end.  We have to keep track of what they are watching and listening to and wearing. We need to know where they are going and who they are talking to and hanging out with. Young children should not have social media accounts you don’t have access to and you shouldn’t let them post things you don’t approve of. (And unless your child is paying for their own phone and phone bill, that’s YOUR phone and you’re in charge of how it is used. Don’t forget that.) Beyond that, until our society gets back to making God a priority rather than a second thought, I’m not sure it’s going to get better any time soon. In John 16:33 Jesus tells us that we will have trouble. Not that we might have trouble or we could.  We will. He also goes on to say we should not loose faith because He has overcome the world. That’s what we must all cling to.