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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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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!

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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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Major Changes to Whole Women Weekend Registration!

Whole Women Weekend (formerly our WHOLE Women’s Conference) is a unique 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.

As an act of faith, we are forgoing our original registration fee of $350, the average cost per person, and instead, ask you to partner with us by making a tax-deductible donation of any size to register for Whole Women Weekend.

Registration includes 3 nights lodging, all meals throughout the retreat, snacks, all recreational activities (except rock wall, zipline & big swing), all main sessions, workshops, and materials. A minimum donation of $50 is suggested, but the cost of putting on this event is great (totaling...

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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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Fall Enrollment: 90 Days to Wholeness

We invite you to enroll (or re-enroll) as we start over with Day 1 of the 90 Days to Wholeness series on Wednesday, October 1. The last day to enroll is September 30.  

Our “90 Days to Wholeness” series is a 90 day devotional designed to kick-start your recovery from pornography and sexual addiction (or various other strongholds). Over 800 women have already completed our first 90 Days to Wholeness series and are experiencing true and lasting life change. Join them!

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

Once enrolled, beginning Wednesday, October 1, you’ll receive a daily email devotional containing reflection questions that you will be encouraged to briefly discuss with other women in our online community...

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