Greeting, my friends.
Independence Day is one of my favorite times of the year. I am so very proud to be an American and am so very thankful for the service men and women who have fought so bravely to defend the freedoms we live with everyday. And I pray you would stay safe and give thanks for the freedom so many sacrificed to provide us.
I thought today, on this Independence Day, that this particular excerpt from Dirty Girls Come Clean would be fitting. It’s a plea for freedom and a thanksgiving to Christ for giving us greatest freedom there is.
Happy Fourth of July to one and all!
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IT IS FOR FREEDOM, excerpt from Dirty Girls Come Clean
From Roe v. Wade to lesbianism to birth control, women’s liberation movements have made it their platform to give women a right over their own bodies.
Some good and some not so good have come out if it. But fast forward to today, and we see that women are once again in a fight for liberation.
But this time, it is a personal fight and one that is more often fought all alone. In the last ten years especially, our culture of sexually provocative advertising and media have aided in the trans- formation of women from sexually submissive into sexually aggressive…and sexually obsessed.
As such, this is resulting in a rapidly growing addiction to pornography and sexual promiscuity among women today.
In May 2010, a New York Times article was written about me, the groups I led, Dirty Girls Ministries, and this whole issue of women’s addiction to pornography.
It struck a chord (or a nerve rather) and left some people saying, “Is this Crystal Renaud an antifeminist? Masturbation, sexual exploration, and pornography use is normal. She is setting women’s lib back a hundred years.”
You can read the comments for yourself. But questions and comments like these could not be further from the truth.
What is liberating about a woman being in bondage to her own perverse sexuality?
I know the bondage of pornography and compulsive sexual behavior firsthand, as I spent eight years of my own life in this addiction.
And what is liberating is taking back ownership of what we see, what we hear, and what we do. And as a result, living lives free from the things that can keep us in bondage.
That, my sweet sisters (and brothers), is liberation.
Liberation that only biblical sexual wholeness can provide you.
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5:1).