May 17, 2018
Christine Caine's hurdles may seem
insurmountable: She is a survivor of both sexual
abuse and cancer. At 32, she found out she was
Yet, she is living a profoundly inspired life. Christine leads
a global anti human-trafficking movement and was honored
with the 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social
Have you ever felt like your story was derailed by
unexpected or unwanted news? Christine's story and
tips will show you how to "let go of your history so you can
step into your destiny."
- John was determined to have
Christine on the show after being shocked when a man recently
shared that he'd been taken from his home in Africa to be a slave
in the US.
- Christine's organization A21 is
currently helping 28 adult victims + 14 children in the US
- Learn more about A21
Campaign and 21 steps you can take to abolish
- Christine’s passion to help victims stems from being sexually
abused for more than a decade during her youth.
- You can rise above the
adversity of your past and fulfill a life of purpose. That
has been my story; hopefully my past can give others a
- The advent of the #MeToo
movement: There is a wakening that this is not okay and
realization that it is far wider spread than anyone
- It's important that we
bring justice into the light so that justice can be brought into
- I would have been very angry; my
faith gave me a path forward.
- It's important to find
healing. Anger, bitterness and un-forgiveness do not
need to be the end of your story.
- How do you encourage
- It's not your
fault. Don't internalize what happened or identify
yourself by it. You're not what happened
- Denial doesn't
help. It just pushes down anger, resentment + bitterness,
all of which must come out.
counseling. Venting does not equate to healing and
wholeness. Process the pain in a safe place with a counselor. When
you do, you will come out the other side.
- Christine's new
"Just because everything around you is crazy, doesn't mean
you have to be! Be rooted."
- Unexpected things do not have to
take you out; you can navigate that. My life is a testament to this
- What happens to you does not
need to define who you are. Your greatest challenge or unexpected
news is not where the story ends.
- Secrets manifest. Learn how to
disclose things in a safe place.
- Rise above your circumstances.
There's a place for lament + grief, but you have to use tools to
overcome your adversity.
- Have faith in this
climate of anxiety and fear. Start doing it afraid,
until you are no longer afraid.
- What if we don't have
faith? Take the next step toward your future and
trust that there is something more than you. Decide
what is the next best thing you can do. You'll step into
new relationships, opportunities, one door leads to
- How do you do it
all? I work a perfectly imbalanced life:
- There are seasons of high focus
in different aspects of life. I center myself in
- I'm drawn by what is important,
not the tyranny of the urgent.
- I live disciplined, organized
and enjoy the journey.
- I know that I can't do
everything. I don't bear the burden or responsibility for
everything I can't change.
- I lead through people, empower
them and know we are better together.
- I do the best I can. At the end
of the day, it's enough.
- How do you let go of the
urgent + focus on important?
- Be intentional. Keep adjusting
your compass to go in the direction you're going. Don't be dragged
by the current of the latest craze.
- Don't let others' agenda become
- Don't be driven by
ego, this puts everything out of order.
- Keep your soul
- We live in an outrage
society. Don't react. Respond from a place of wisdom
where you feel called to lead.
CHRISTINE CAINE'S LIVE INSPIRED
What is the best book you’ve ever read?
The Bible and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective
People. I read it decades ago and keep coming back to
is characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you
wish you still exhibited today? Lack of cynicism. I
loved when I was not jaded. I have to proactively fight to be
unjaded. I wish I didn't have to fight so hard.
house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have
the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it
are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the
opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead.
Who would it be? Billy Graham. I'd ask, "How did you
keep your passion alive?"
is the best advice you’ve ever received? Remain a
Looking back, what advice would you give yourself at age
20? Chill out. Don't be so uptight about everything.
It will happen.
been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in
one sentence. How do you want yours to
stayed the course.
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