Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Making a Difference
Becoming a Social Media Manager has been an awesome experience. Not only do I get to help clients expand their social reach, tell their story and increase sales, but I get paid to do it. Doing consulting work, I set my own schedule, work while the kids are in school and strengthen my own talents. It has been a lot of fun! I definitely get up everyday excited to "go" to work.
My experience and work for several clients led to an invitation to be on the advisory board of a foundation: The Healing Through Christ Foundation. I run their Facebook and Pinterest pages and advise them on their website, blogging and more.
The Healing Through Christ Foundation provides educational resources for families that have been affected by pornography addiction. Their flagship product is a 12 Step manual designed for family members of those who struggle with addiction.
My work with Healing Through Christ has earned me offer to blog for Women for Decency--one of the leaders in the fight against pornography. After brainstorming with board members of the foundation, we decided that our first blog posts will each feature information about a step from their 12 Step Workbook.
I would love to share some of the posts I've written for Women for Decency. Two board members look over my writing and edit my work so it truly represents what they are trying to do. Pornography addiction has become an overwhelmingly common problem. While there are many resources for addicts (though we need still more), resources for family members are limited.
Working for and with the Healing Through Christ Foundation has been transformative for me. Although I enjoy all the work I do for all my
clients, my work with Healing Through Christ is making a difference. I get to connect people who are hurting to resources that will help them. I think often of the words of a hymn, "Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need?" When I'm doing work at Healing Through Christ, I can answer those questions with an unequivocal, "YES!"