When Death is Enticing… Choose Life

By Crystal Renaud

I have but a few words add to the already very long dialogue taking place right now after the death of actor Robin Williams. I know not all will agree with me, but this is my truth based on my own experiences. Thanks for stopping by. 

When a tragedy like this happens many cry “mental illness!” and “depression!” as a way to try and understand. It is normal for people to scramble for answers to a senseless act. And because no one chooses the path of mental illness and it is a long-suffering battle, it makes sense and gives an excuse to the plaguing questions. 

Less than 2 years ago now, my grandpa took his own life in the back bedroom while my grandma and uncle were on the couch watching a baseball game. No warning. No cries for help...

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WHOLE Women Weekend: Interest Survey

keep-calm-and-take-our-survey-5We are excited to announce that we are in the early planning stages of a brand new conference experience called Whole Women Weekend. This all-inclusive weekend retreat will feature main sessions with worship and prayer, topical workshops to dive deeper, lodging & meals for the retreat duration, and entertainment/activities. Whole Women Weekend is tentatively scheduled for late Summer or early Fall 2015 at a beautiful Christian retreat center in North East, Maryland (an hour from two major airports) and will be approximately 3 days in length.

This is not a porn addiction conference, but a time for all women to experience wholeness. The Whole Women Weekend is designed to take you out of your day-to-day hustle in order for you to encounter God like you never have before, to experience t...

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Christian Grey Belongs in Jail, Not in Your Bedroom

By Crystal Renaud

I wasn’t going to write a blog post about the new Fifty Shades of Grey movie trailer because literally (and that “literally” is not exaggerated) everyone else has and we’ve already discussed the craze here and here. However, after actually viewing the trailer yesterday, I can’t get the following thought out of my mind:

“Christian Grey belongs in jail. Not in your bedroom.”

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Okay, so JAIL may be putting it strongly, but I don’t think I am too far off.

Perhaps it is because I was once the young, mousey girl taken advantage of by an older, stronger man, but the appeal of Christian Grey is totally lost on me...

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Your Kid is Watching Porn: A Word of Warning for Parents That’s Worth Sharing

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By Crystal Renaud

I am not a parent. I am not even married. But it is no surprise that I was once a kid who encountered porn and became a porn-addicted teen. For me, it all began when I was just 10 years old.

This image is me at the age of 10… just a few months after the discovery of a pornographic magazine in my brother’s bathroom that catapulted me into an 8-year addiction to porn and other sexual behaviors. I show it to you so that you can see with your own eyes, what 10 years old really looks like. I think in today’s culture of kids growing up too fast we forget how young this really is.

Nearly 20 years later we know that pornography has only become more mainstream, easier to find… and to hide...

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Now Available: The DGM App (for iTunes & Google Play)

We are so excited to announce that the official DGM app is now available in the iTunes and Google Play app stores. Our app is designed to make your recovery a priority by helping to bring it along everywhere you go. And you can get it for 50% off* this July 4 weekend!

Features:

  • 90 Days to Wholeness (work the steps at your own pace)
  • In-app access to our online community (no browser needed—even if you have Safari disabled)
  • Prayer Requests and Story Submissions
  • Listen to our Dirty Girls Come Clean Podcast episodes
  • Lots of resources and more…

Our app is compatible for both smartphones and tablets.

Click the links above to enter the app store of your choice or search for “Dirty Girls Ministries” to download.

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**While we know fees are lame — this is a great and easy way to su...

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Volunteer Staff Openings

Dirty Girls Ministries seeks to fill the following volunteer staff positions.

Candidates should model a Christ-like lifestyle and attitude of sexual integrity that is reflective of our team. Both positions can and will be accomplished remotely. Once all applications and resumes have been received, interviews may be conducted with eligible candidates via Skype (with video when possible).

Click on the links below for job descriptions and use the form below to apply.


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