Victoria's Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to provide spiritual support, physical restoration, and training to women working in the sex industry.

A secret is an unstable foundation on which to build a new life. Or is it?
Friday, 27 March 2015 19:38   

What haunts you? What shames you? What from your past do you believe disqualifies you from serving God wholeheartedly? What if that burdensome secret you hide and guard so carefully could be the very thing God wants to use both to recreate you and show others the path to healing, joy and purpose?

Following an eleven-year cocaine addiction and a dangerous career as a dancer in the sex industry, Victoria Teague built a new life on top of her secrets. For ten years, post-recovery, she sat in the pews of her church with a grateful heart and a “zip-locked” mouth. Only a precious, trusted few (among them her husband and the woman who led her to Jesus Christ) knew her complete, spiritual rags-to-riches story.

In Reaching for Life, Victoria recounts the trifecta of tragedies that impacted and sent her spiraling down in her mid-teens: the death of her younger sister, a demoralizing rape that involved two football players and a teacher, and the loss of her beloved grandfather. Stripped of her dignity and health at age 28 because of her addictions and lifestyle, Victoria contemplated suicide. Miraculously, God extended a lifeline and she grabbed it. New opportunities, spiritual and emotional growth, and a loving family followed.

Then one day, she clearly heard God’s voice asking her not only to share her secrets, but to spotlight them. To use them as her “street cred” to minister to other women in the strip clubs who desperately need the same mercy, direction, salvation, and purpose she received. Her “Yes!” to that call ultimately resulted in the birth of Victoria’s Friends, the volunteer-led ministry that has rescued more than 300 ladies from the clubs that Victoria fears are maybe even less than a yard from hell.

Victoria’s story invites and inspires readers to allow God to do, as the Bible promises, “immeasurably more than they ever thought or imagined” with their own shame and sorrow.

* Includes Reader’s Guide questions at the end of each chapter for personal or group study, discussion, and application.

Order here: Reaching for Life

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