article on Christianity Today: Buy the Product, Not the Sob Story


I’m excited to announce that I wrote an article on the social enterprise model and Thistle Farms – a social enterprise serving trafficked, addicted, and abused women in Nashville, Tennessee – for Christianity Today online. It’s the front page feature today, which is more than I could have hoped for.

This piece was several weeks in the making and I’m glad I had the chance to rein in my thoughts with an editor. I’m pleased with the result.

Read Buy the Product, Not the Sob Story here.


Then come back here and comment. I’d love to know what you think. 

I also wrote an essay on my faith journey for Elephant Journal. Read it here.

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  1. Christy Nicholson
    November 2, 2015 / 5:03 pm

    Great article! Thanks for sharing. I love Thistle Farms….they are a hometown favorite.

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  3. screwdestiny
    October 30, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    I liked it. And I completely agree. When I'm shopping for a new piece, I have to love the product first. After that, I have to like the story, but in order to create a sustainable social enterprise system, a good product must always come first. It would be a terrible thing to buy out of pity.

  4. Addie Talley, Photographer
    October 30, 2015 / 12:12 pm

    this is good…. some great points brought up

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