Category Wisdom

*UPDATED* 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 if you’re familiar with my story, then 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 which 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.

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

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Your Next Right Step…

When professor and author Dallas Willard was asked, “If a person wants to grow spiritually where should they start?” his answer was, “Do the next right thing you know you ought to do because that’s what God wants you to do . . . but you will need help.”

At Dirty Girls Ministries, we strive to provide women with opportunities to do their next right thing. And we have a few more of those opportunities to tell you about today: 

DG Groups — Leaders Wanted!

DG Groups are new, unique recovery groups for women struggling with pornography and sexual addiction. Groups will meet weekly for 10 weeks online to study the Bible and the Dirty Girls Come Clean workbook together. We are seeking leaders for these groups and now accepting applications.

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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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Top Posts of 2014

We had a great year of ministry, including some pretty hard-hitting blog posts. Here are our top posts of 2014 as based on readership, shares, and buzz… and leave a comment to share with us what you would like for us to talk about in 2015!

CHRISTIAN GREY BELONGS IN JAIL, NOT IN YOUR BEDROOMbookandfilm

This was by far our most controversial and most talked about post of 2014 (and ever). In this post, Crystal Renaud discusses the Fifty Shades of Grey craze, specifically what is means about our culture today. This is not a “we hate all porn in all its forms because we’re Christian” kind of post. It is a very honest conversation with all of the women, specifically the Christian women, who believe this book (and upcoming film) is fun, exciting, riveting, and good for the bedroom.

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DGM MEMBERSHIP—A PLACE TO BELONG

Recovery from pornography addiction, any addiction in fact, is a process. At Dirty Girls Ministries, we want to come alongside you through our recovery process made up of five steps: Surrender, Confession, Accountability, Responsibility and Sharing. If you are unfamiliar with this process, can learn more about it HERE.

For those of you struggling with an addiction of a sexual nature, you know the anguish of holding onto this secret and not knowing who you can confide in. As women, we believe we’re the only ones struggling in this way. And addiction LOVES isolation. But confession brings light and a sense of community. And it just so happens that a community is exactly what we have here at DGM...

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Spreading the News: Whole Women Weekend 2015

997060_713396378708233_6096300302962250835_nAre you (or do you know of) a church, counseling office, college campus, or women’s organization who should know about Whole Women Weekend? We have informational brochures that we will mail directly to you. But we need an address! 

If you would like for us to send a copy of our informative brochure, please complete the form below. Thanks in advance for spreading the word.

Whole Women Weekend is a unique weekend intensive retreat for women who are seeking true and lasting inner healing from hurts & hang-ups, bad habits, addictions, and more and who wish to encounter God in a way they never have before. It is all happening August 27-30, 2015 in North East, MD with special guest speaker Annie Lobert of Hookers for Jesus.

We want absolutely every woman to know about this unique opport...

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