Pardon the Mess Podcast (Ep. 2.10): Baldwin Family: Almost Gone. Twenty-Five Days and One Chance to Save Our Daughter

Online relationships. Predators. Sex trafficking.

We tend to think these things happen to “other” people. But today’s podcast is a great reminder for all of us raising kids in today’s digital culture.

The Baldwin family is a strong Christian family living in the Dallas suburbs. Their life was typical of most of ours—that is, until John got word that his seventeen-year-old daughter, Mackenzie, had met a man online from Kosovo and was days away from fleeing the country to marry him.

With less than a month to devise a plan to save Mackenzie, John and Stephanie Baldwin did everything they knew to save their daughter from a mistake that could cost Mackenzie her life.

John, Stephanie, and Mackenzie Baldwin join us on Pardon the Mess and share of teenage friends brave enough to speak up for Mackenzie, FBI agents willing to go far beyond their job description to save a vulnerable teen, and parents who relentlessly prayed for the Lord to keep their daughter from making the mistake of a lifetime.

Today’s podcast is a must listen for both parents and teens as the Baldwins openly share about the importance of true friends who will do anything to keep you safe, the dangers of online relationships, and the importance of family and walking with the Lord.

Links from today’s podcast:

Almost Gone: Twenty-Five Days and One Chance to Save Our Daughter

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