Category Sexual Abuse

The Black & White of Fifty Shades of Grey

Author: Crystal Renaud

As Valentine’s Day approaches, many women will flock to their local theater to see Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to the widely popular film and erotic book series Fifty Shades of Grey. There is a significant irony about linking a holiday about love and romance with a film that glorifies the use of BDSM (bondage, dominance, sadism, masochism) through manipulation and coercion in a relationship.

While the Fifty Shades of Grey series is often categorized as a romance, it actually normalizes a very serious issue in today’s culture: sexual violence against women. Just like in mainstream pornography, the Fifty Shades of Grey series perpetuates the sexual exploitation of women.

The National Center of Sexual Exploitation states, “The popular series promotes torture as ...

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Dirty Girls Come Clean Podcast: Episode 4

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

Episode 4: “Hookers for Jesus: An Interview with Annie Lobert”

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Show Notes: See Below for Annie’s Book Giveaway! Click here for retreat trip giveaway.

In the News: New TV Shows to Avoid!
• According to Charisma News, “A&E, the same network that brings us Duck Dynasty and all the Robertson family’s Christian values, is broadcasting a disturbing new show called Neighbors With Benefits. The new original real-life series follows the residents of an average suburban community in Ohio where the couples maintain a not-so average way of life: Neighbors are often more than just friends in this seemingly ordinary neighborhood that has become home to the controversial, yet surprisingly common, ‘swinger’ lifestyle...

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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 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 trailers and seeing the hype from the media, 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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Speakers Announced for WHOLE Women’s Conference!


Mark your calendars! WHOLE Women’s Conference is coming Saturday, September 7. For our 2nd annual conference, we are doing something a little different that we hope you will find unique and creative.

Our ministry was originally founded and has thrived through the use of technology (support groups, community, webinars, etc.). So why not make use of technology and bring our conference to women around the world? No flights to book. No hotels. No outrageous registration fees.

How you say? Well, WHOLE 2013 will be held entirely ONLINE via web streaming and entirely FREE to attend.

So whether it’s just you in front of your computer in your pajamas, you and your friends deciding to get together to attend or perhaps your church signs up as a live watch site, we are coming to YOU through the powe...

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WHOLE Women Ministries — NEW WEBSITE!

It’s Official! WHOLE Women Ministries…

“Daughter, your faith has made you WHOLE…” Mark 5:34

Healing. Restoring. Equipping.

God is in the business of healing & restoring women and equipping them for their kingdom purpose. And that, through Him, is what WHOLE Women Ministries exists to do as well. Our projects so far include Dirty Girls Ministries and WHOLE Women’s Conference.

Check out the official WHOLE Women Ministries website, HERE.

* Limited Edition WHOLE T-Shirts, specially made for WHOLE Women’s Conference 2012, are on sale now. Available in sizes S, M, L and XL while supplies last. Get yoursHERE.

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Shelley Hitz: My Secret Confession and How God is Using My Pain to Help Others

Today we are happy to be hosting author and speaker Shelley Hitz. Take a moment to read her story of freedom from addiction and take advantage of her offer of a free Kindle copy of her book, “A Christian Woman’s Guide to Breaking Free From Pornography: It’s Not Just a Guy’s Problem.” More info below.

—Crystal Renaud
DGM Founder

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This past April, 2012, marked twenty years of following Christ in my life. I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home and was baptized when I was young, but did not choose to truly surrender my life to Christ until my junior year in high school. Once I committed my life to Christ everything in my life was perfect from that point on, right? Wrong.

I think sometimes we get the idea that being a Christian excludes us from certain trials, h...

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