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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Dirty Girls Come Clean Podcast: Episode 3

Dirty Girls Come Clean Podcast | Hosted by Crystal Renaud & Jenny Miller

Episode 3: “Exploitation: Where’s the Outrage?”

In Episode 3, we discuss the issue of sexual exploitation and ask the question, “where’s the outrage?” in today’s society. Pornography is no longer an issue of what you should or shouldn’t be allowed to do in your own home. It is no longer just a Christian issue or an issue for those with conservative values. Pornography is a humanitarian issue — that is generated by supply and demand. When a society demands porn for viewing pleasure, the supply side has to keep up with the demand. And they do so by whatever means necessary. We also discuss Belle Knox in the news and answer the listener mail question, “Can Masturbation Be Non-Sinful?”.

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Show Notes

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90 Days to Wholeness Summer Enrollment (July-Sept. 2014)

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It is said that it takes 90 days to form a habit and in recovery, 12-step groups challenge you to attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Our “90 Days to Wholeness” — is a 90 day devotional designed to kick-start your recovery from pornography and sexual addiction (or various other strongholds). Our summer enrollment is now open. 

Beginning Tuesday, July 1, you’ll receive a daily devotional containing reflection questions that you will be encouraged to briefly discuss with other women in our online community. While you can work the devotionals on your own, the community serves as a source of encouragement and accountability during your recovery journey. Devotions are written by our founder Crystal Renaud with select contributions by Jenny Miller.

Whether you are seasoned in your re...

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