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Publication Date: 2011
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You are not alone.
The sexual addictions of pornography and masturbation are not just men's issues. They're women's issues, too. Research shows that 25% of Christian women are addicted to pornography. But 70% of these women will never admit their struggle.
In Dirty Girls Come Clean, Crystal Renaud aims to change these statistics and help you gain freedom from sexual addiction.
Why This Book?
So often, ministries and tools for overcoming these sexual addictions are more accessible to men than they are to women. Even if these ministries and tools were accessible to women, they may not be as effective in giving freedom because women turn to pornography for different reasons than men do.
Women need a resource crafted specifically for them.
A Trusted Source
Crystal, founder of Dirty Girls Ministries and AACC certified counselor, comes clean first. Her story of addiction to pornography began when she was 10 years old and continued and intensified for eight years.
During this time of sexual addiction, Crystal deceived and withdrew. She came to know shame intimately, and she thought she was alone in her struggle.
After coming clean about her sexual addiction, Crystal also includes stories of other women who have come clean about theirs.
A Plan for Freedom
Crystal is determined to help women come clean and, by God's grace and power, get free.
Addressing both the sexual addictions themselves as well as underlying issues that cause them, Crystal provides a plan for freedom using the acronym SCARS.
- S-Surrender: Trusting the Healer
- C-Confession: Out of the Darkness
- A-Accountability: Restoring Our Character
- R-Responsibility: Owning My Part of the Story
- S-Sharing: God Never Wastes an Experience
In addition to her plan for freedom from sexual addiction, Crystal provides other resources such as: personal inventories, the twelve steps of sexaholics anonymous, online accountability programs, other books, and links to recovery groups.
Join Crystal and many others who have claimed freedom from sexual addiction. Now is your time to come clean and be free.
"With the recent release of Crystal's book Dirty Girls Come Clean women now have the tools they need to fight a battle that many assume only ensnares men.
I can only imagine what kind of hope and encouragement this book is going to offer women who have believed for years, decades, that they were the only ones struggling and there was no hope for them."
-Book review by Marsha Fisher on porntopurity.com
An Excerpt from the First Chapter:
This book is for you, the woman who feels alone in addiction to pornography. I don't believe in coincidences. This book is in your hands because God wants to speak some truth to you, and, for whatever reason, He's chosen to use this book to do so.
The dark cloud of this addiction is far-reaching. Pornography addiction knows no path other than one of destruction, isolation, and suffocation. Pornography addiction knows no creed. Pornography addiction knows no gender.
We are all sexual beings. If not, you and I would not be living on this earth. So to believe that pornography can only be a man's problem is not only false, but it is an ignorant lie that comes from the enemy.
The enemy, Satan, deceived Even in the garden of Eden by convincing her that if she ate the forbidden fruit, she would be like God. She in turn offered Adam the fruit, he took some, and as a result of their disobedience, they were expelled from the beautiful garden where they had enjoyed perfect fellowship with God. Satan's goal was to destroy. And the enemy has been trying to destroy women ever since.
From the first bite of forbidden fruit to pornography addiction, the enemy will use whatever he can to deceive us and keep us ineffective for use in the kingdom of God.
May you find comfort in knowing that not only are you not alone in your struggle, but there is hope for breaking the stronghold of this addiction.
And that hope comes from Jesus.
I write this book from a Christian point of view because it is my personal belief that Jesus is the reason I stand free from pornography today. But as I said, pornography addiction knows no creed. Pornography affects everyone. So it is my hope that the steps provided throughout this book will be beneficial to all women, from all walks of life.
You were created for so much more than this life you've been living. Life is to be lived abundantly. It is time to come on out from behind the bushes.
Life is waiting.
MickiOhioAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5So very helpful and needed!August 9, 2013MickiOhioAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I couldn't be more happy with the truths in this book!
It was helpful to hear of others who struggle too and who are free from this. I loved the biblical application as well as the honesty of the women.
So thankful for this author and what she is doing for so many hundreds of women around the world!
Can't recommend this book enough!
CrittyJoy5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent Resource on an often taboo subject.April 5, 2011CrittyJoyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have been blessed to know Crystal for several years. I stumbled upon her blog and then followed her on twitter (way back in the day!) and was blessed enough to be in a lifegroup online (LGO) with her and several other amazing people. We started sharing our testimony's and Crystal's was beautiful. Even more was that her heart was to help other women who were bound by pornography. It has been a privilege to watch God work in amazing ways and for this book to become a reality.
Crystal has a passion for helping other women where she was. Dirty Girls Come Clean is a powerful tool. Using the acryomn SCARS Crystal shares how God can work in our lives to heal this addiction. Not only is Crystal's information spot on, as a counselor I found it very useful to make me think and dig deeper with my clients. At the end of each chapter Crystal offers a Becoming Clean section where steps are introduced to help you on your journey. That is what this book is. A journey toward healing.
In Dirty Girls Come Clean we not only get a very informative book we also get the added bonus of beautiful stories of redemption through the testimonies shared.
Most importantly this book is not just for those women who struggle. It is a fantastic tool for any women. This is happening much more than we think and I know we all have friends who may be secretly struggling. It is good information for all of us to know.
This book is hopefully the first step of many unveiling secrets we keep as Christians...especially those of us who are women. We are all sinners in need of Grace...and we need to stop hiding behind our lies we are okay and life is perfect. Crystal takes a giant step here and we all should follow.
Dirty Girls Come Clean is an inspirational book that reminds us our God is still a Healer and He still works in amazing ways if we just let Him. I highly recommend every single person in the church read it and have their eyes opened...
Syd1kansas cityAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Addicted to pornography? Know someone who is?April 2, 2011Syd1kansas cityAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is the best resource I have come across in dealing with an addiction to pornography and being a woman. There are many books out there that on the topic of pornography addiction, but all of them are focused on men, possibly with chapters mentioning the affects of this pornography addiction on their wives/families.
This is the first book I have ever seen the deals directly, and only, with women who struggle with this addiction.
Dirty Girls Come Clean gives hope to the struggling heart and confidence that we are not alone in the battle. It is well written and well thought out.
It's a short book, but quite powerful, and gives you all the tools you need to overcome pornography, no matter how long you have been addicted. There's a great anagram for remembering the steps to recovery: SCARS (Surrender, Confession, Accountability, Responsibility, Sharing). At the end of each chapter a woman shares her testimony of addiction and healing. The testimonies were especially nice because they ran the spectrum of addiction and made it easy to relate to them and their situations.
I highly recommend this resource if you, or someone you know is struggling with addiction to pornography. Crystal bases her recovery steps on the 12 step programs used in other recovery systems.
kh115 Stars Out Of 5LOVE IT!!April 2, 2011kh11Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I read a lot. And this book is by far the best book I've read in a long time. Why? Because it's incredibly real. I started reading it, and I just couldn't stop. I had to keep going, I had to hear the truths that I needed to hear. Porn is not just a guy thing. So many girls struggle with it and are convinced that they are alone. This book shows that we are not. The truths that this book shares are gripping, and I could relate to so much of it. I read this book in 2 days, it got me that much! Crystal did a wonderful job of encouraging healing, not just "getting over it". She gives hope freedom, and that's so needed. I was especially moved by being forced to examine WHY and to move forward. Not only did Dirty Girls Come Clean give me hope and strength to keep going in my own personal battles, but it drew me closer to God, and thanking him for what he brought me out of. I praise God for this book and this ministry! It's a must read for any lady that has battled a porn addiction. I know that I plan to read it through again and again!! It's about time that this silence is broken!! Thank you Crystal!!
Del KroemerWTBY, CTAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A chance to Come Clean!April 1, 2011Del KroemerWTBY, CTAge: 25-34Gender: femaleWhether you are a "dirty girl" ready to come clean or standing by the pool merely wetting your feet and debating making the dive or a woman seeking understanding of the addiction that no one likes to talk about because you want to be informed so you can love on and lift up your sisters in Christ who struggle with pornography addiction,
this book is for you.
Unique both in genre and style, "Dirty Girls Come Clean" discusses the one form of sexual addiction no other book has. It speaks specifically to the sister who struggles with pornography addiction. It reads like a conversation with friends and sisters who have been where you are, but is also informative and educational, as well as personal growth inspiring. In fact, this is exactly what the book is.
Author Crystal Renaud shares her personal story of pornography addiction and how her mess was
turned into a message meant for others to hear. It's easy to listen to, as it is told in a nonauthoritive tone throughout the book, along with the inspiring stories of other women who have and still do struggle with
pornography addiction. The book also offers opportunities for the pornography addicted reader to be an active participant in her own recovery process, offering a personal inventory section to figure out just where you are at so you can get where you want to go and questions to reflect upon following each chapter.
Navigating the high and low tides of recovery with the use of an acronym known as SCARS (Surrender,confession,responsibility and sharing), "Dirty Girls Come Clean" takes the willing reader by the hand and leads her through the steps to redemption.
The stories of real Christian women's struggles with pornography let the reader know that she is NOT alone, the biblical references and scriptures shared throughout the pages of the book serve as a reminder of Christ's love and plans for us, and the lies society would have women believe about being sexually liberated are challenged by God's truth which offers true freedom from the bondage only a slave to sexual addiction of any kind could know. The resources provided at the book's end offer essential tools for the beginning of a road to recovery for the addict dedicated to finding her freedom, including internet filtering options, community options to connect with others and most importantly, the chance to connect with Christ for those who have not met Him yet!
So, if you are ready - and even if you feel you are not but you're feeling that nudge from God and it's about knocking you over by now - allow light to be shed on the darkness in your life, allow the doors you've been hiding behind to be opened, allow your chains to be broken and allow your dirt to be washed away through the reading of this book and God's grace.
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