Category Crystal Renaud

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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We Need Your Help to Spread Hope 

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We have some specific ways you can support the work we do at Dirty Girls Ministries that will directly assist in spreading our message of hope to women struggling with pornography. Will you take a moment to learn more & perhaps lend your support? 

Exhibiting at Like-Minded Events

We have the opportunity to exhibit at two different events later this summer and fall. The first is presented by Exodus Cry called the Abolition Summit taking place in Kansas City August 11-13, 2016. This event equips leaders and individuals to fight the injustices of human trafficking. Exhibiting will cost $300 plus the cost of printing materials to hand out. The second event is the End Exploitation Summit presented by our good friends over at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation...

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Ministry Year in Review

2015: A Year of Growth | 2016: A Year of New Vision

Between joining a gym and losing 30 pounds, I have taken some much needed strides in making my overall health a priority. I also entered the last year of my bachelor’s program at Liberty University and will complete my coursework in March. I am eager to be finished with this chapter and look forward to applying for grad school this spring. For the last 16 weeks, I have completed my senior psychology internship at Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers. It has been such a blessing to get to serve these women and their unborn babies. Walking women through the hardest decision of their lives is so humbling. And being there to see these women choose life for their babies is witnessing a miracle every single time...

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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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*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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Whole Women Weekend: DEADLINES

W3 basic graphicWe’re less than 6 WEEKS away from Whole Women Weekend!

Whole Women Weekend is taking place August 27-29 in Forest Hill, MD. Featuring Annie Lobert of Hookers for Jesus, Whole Women Weekend is a unique weekend intensive retreat for women who are seeking true and lasting inner healing from hurts & hang-ups, trauma, bad habits, addictions, and more and who wish to encounter God in a way they never have before. In addition to great main session content, attend dynamic workshops presented by Heather Palacios, Tam Hodge, Dana Bowman, Dawn Hawkins, and more.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES:

  • The deadline for all-inclusive General Registration is Friday, August 14. Registrations after August 14 will not include meals on Friday and Saturday.
  • Additionally, conference rate hotel rooms must be reserved ...
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