She is just about to turn 14 but used to have several boyfriends at a time, be a cutter, a bully, when she'd actually get in fights with other girls and come home all bruised, and extremely rebellious at home.
Now this is the new Karina today, a Front-Liner at the YPG Laredo, TX.
I just came across what must bethe most biased manipulative article based on recent "research"that I have ever seen. The research was done by what is known as a scholarly journal of over 100 women involved in the pornography industry, who are compared to the same amount of women who are not. It based its claims on what the women had to say about their feelings and opinions about various aspects of their lives. The conclusion of this journal was that these "actresses" have a better quality of life than the ordinary woman not involved in pornography.
One question was to rate their level of self-esteem. Porn stars seem to love themselves and think very highly of themselves in comparison to the rank and file of other women. They claimed to have happier lives because they earn well, they get more sleep (less work to earn a paycheck, I suppose) and have frequent sexual encounters. Duh.
The journal came up with this study to debunk what they consider to be a myth that women in this industry are damaged individuals and victims of childhood abuse. Their goal is to tout a new, revolutionary concept that this kind of career is actually healthier and better for you. Porn stars damaged? Why, no! They are the new standard of quality! And because these women say they're happy, therefore they are happy - why would a porn star lie?
After 26 years of counseling and caring for families, couples and women, in particular, from all over the world, I can categorically say that this supposed research is baloney. Not only that, but it was done purposefully to encourage more degradation to women, to marriage and indirectly to everyone.
Why would they say then, that they are so much happier and content with their lives? Women who have been deeply wounded and deprived of a loving home as they grew up can easily fall into this trap of seeking out affection through promiscuity. If they are surrounded by enough people to praise and glorify what they do, they can easily fool themselves into believing that this is what they really wanted all along, that this is their way of self expression. They desperately want to be happy and valued, so if it's offered them through money and the adoration of others, no matter what the motive, they'll take it.
A woman in our Rahab group in England was once a prostitute for very high-end clients in London. She told me about the money, the jewelry, the clothes, cars, expensive gifts, hotels and restaurants that she would frequent, and how she and the others in her brothel boasted about their great lives, compared to those pitiful ignorant wives of the clients that they entertained.
"But you know," she confessed, "None of us were really happy. Everyone felt lonely and disgusted with themselves, and that's why so many turned to drugs and drinking to deal with the emptiness. No one was a true friend. We hated ourselves, so how could we care about anybody else? All that big talk about how happy we were and how much freer and luckier we were was just talk to hide our real feelings. I'd see some of them break down and fall into suicidal depression, but others just kept up the act and got tougher and meaner. When I finally left that life, no one cared and in fact they were glad to have me out of the way..."
This is the reality that I have seen with the women I've known caught up in this kind of life, from strippers to prostitutes to even "actresses" of this nature. And what do actresses do best? They pretend to be what they're not. Good actresses in theater and film can leave their character behind when they go home, but the poor women involved in this industry often cling to a fantasy life, pretending to be happy to mask their emptiness. They've found a way to make a comfortable living off of being damaged.
One young man I counseled was convinced that the girls he saw on those illicit videos really liked what they were doing. No, I told him. You are participating in abuse, in degradation, each time you watch this. Don't believe their smiles or their boldness - it's an act to cover their shame. If you pretend you're not ashamed, does that make the shame go away? These girls hope it's true, and keep trying to drown it out.
God created us to enjoy - not just confine ourselves to, but enjoy - purity, respect, and love for His ways. The fact that there are so many unhappy women who are not in the porn industry doesn't mean that they are living the way that God intended, otherwise they would be much happier. Women, men, anyone who lives in the power and presence of God finds far more happiness, success and fulfillment than those who don't. The world, even with all of its problems and evil, becomes a brighter, more joyful place because you are always in His light. Romantic relationships are intensely more pleasurable because they are based on honor, sacrifice, faithfulness and commitment, and they grow and develop as years go by. Children grow in strength and wisdom because they witness a stable, loving home where both mom and dad are present every day of their lives.
So we have a strange phenomenon. Women who have brainwashed themselves into believing they enjoy being paid to be abused and objectified, while others who choose a conventional life dislike themselves and feel unfulfilled. What this says to me is that the entire world has drifted so far from God's original plan, that it's time for a radical overhaul.
peculiar, odd, outlandish, out of the ordinary, alternative, zany, quirky.
Peculiar: STRANGE or ODD; UNUSUAL Odd: DIFFERENTfrom what is usual or expected; STRANGE Outlandish:looking or sounding BIZARRE or UNFAMILIAR Out of Ordinary:unusual, exceptional, remarkable, extraordinary,unexpected, surprising Alternative: oforrelatingtobehavior that is considered UNCONVENTIONAL and is often seen as a challenge to traditional norms Zany: amusingly UNCONVENTIONAL and IDIOSYNCRATIC Quirky: characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits The Apostle Peter said: "Dear friends, I urge you, as ALIENS and STRANGERS in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul." - 1 Pt 2:11 Be prepared for this Friday. Be an odd youth. Luke Castro YPG National Coordinator
OFFBEAT: unconventional, unorthodox, unusual, outré, strange, bizarre, weird. (excerpted from the Apple Dictionary). I'd like you to carefully read the meaning of each word below and prepare for this Friday's vigil. After all... WE WEREN'T MEANT TO FOLLOW THE CROWD - RM 12:2 unconventional: notBASED on orCONFORMING to what is generally done or believed.
unorthodox: CONTRARY to what isusual, traditional, or accepted; not orthodox.
unusual: remarkable or interesting because DIFFERENT from or BETTER than others.
outré: UNUSUAL and startling.
strange:UNUSUAL or surprising in a way that is unsettling or HARD to UNDERSTAND.
bizarre: very STRANGE or UNUSUAL, esp. so as to cause interest or amusement.
weird: suggesting somethingSUPERNATURAL; uncanny.
These are the traits of true Christians. These are labels given to them by the conventional youths of this world, youths who dress similar, speak the same lingo and behave the same way, regardless to their trends.
The youth of God should be considered an ALIEN by the natural youths. If a young man or woman of God behaves or lives in accordance to this world than they are natural, ordinary, common human beings.
I'll uncover 7 more definitions to the word OFFBEAT. Stay tuned.
On Friday, at 5 pm, the comet Halley will be passing
through this area. This is an event that occurs every 78 years. So please, join
the staff in the factory courtyard, all wearing safety helmet while I explain
the phenomenon. If it rains, we will not see the rare spectacle to the naked
DIRECTOR TO THE MANAGER
At the request of the President, on Friday at 5 pm, the
comet Halley will appear over the factory. If it rains, please join the staff,
all wearing helmets, and send them to the cafeteria, where the rare phenomenon
will take place, which occurs every 78 years to the naked eye.
MANAGER TO THE SUPERVISOR
At the invitation of our dear President, the scientist
Halley, 78 years old, will appear naked in the factory, using helmet only, when
he will explain the phenomenon of the rain to the security guards in the
SUPERVISOR TO THE BOSS
Everybody naked, next Friday, at 5pm, as the company’s
head honcho, Mr. Halley, will be there to show the rare movie Dancing in the
Rain. If starts raining, which occurs every 78 years, for security reasons put on your helmet.
Important Notice to All:
This Friday, the president will celebrate 78 years of
age. The party will be at 5PM in the courtyard of the factory. Bill Halley and his Comets will be there. Everyone should be naked and wearing helmets. The
show will roll even if it rains, because the band is a PHENOMENON!