Category Erotica

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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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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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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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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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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