Category Confession

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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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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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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Guest Post: From the Pit to the Pulpit by Emily Rose Massey

Emily Rose MasseyPsalm 40

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
and put their trust in him.

“You are NEVER too far gone for God to use you!” I want to shout from the rooftops almost on a daily basis.

As someone who has experienced the radical love and grace of my Heavenly Father, I want to break the lie over others that they have seriously disappointed God because they have lived less than a holy standard...

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90 Days to Wholeness Devotional

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It is said that it takes 90 days to form a new habit and in recovery, 12-step groups challenge you to attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Here at DGM, we’re very excited to announce “90 Days to Wholeness” — a 90 day devotional designed to kick-start your recovery from pornography and sexual addiction (or whatever stronghold you’re facing). 

Whether you are seasoned in your recovery or you’re finding yourself here at the very beginning of your journey: we encourage you to take this challenge. What you can expect from 90 Days to Wholeness is a series of short devotions that will come straight to your inbox everyday for 90 days—written by our founder Crystal Renaud and a few select guest authors...

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The Fraudulent Waters of Baptism

By Crystal Renaud

When I was in the throes of my addiction to pornography, it was very important to me that I appeared like I had everything together. That my life wasn’t run by my flesh, but that I loved God so much that every move I made and every word I spoke reflected Him. But in striving to do this, I skipped steps of faith and even lied to keep up the appearance.

Take my baptism, for example.

I was fifteen years old and had just started attending a new church with my mom. I found myself at youth group at the invitation of a high school friend where the message of the evening was about baptism. It was your typical baptism talk on how the next step for a believer was to publicly profess their faith decision.

But what I heard was if I did this baptism thingy, then it would prove that...

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