I just 'attended' an online book launch party for Crystal Renaud's release of Dirty Girls Come Clean, which will officially be released tomorrow. It was such a neat time to see and hear so many people who have already been impacted by her work with Dirty Girls Ministries. The theme of the book and the ministry is the healing of sexual brokenness, specifically in regards to pornography addiction for women.
I remember about 10 years ago when my husband first began working with men of all ages who were struggling with pornography addiction. There were (and still are) very few resources to help them face this addiction. There seemed to be a running joke of "wow, if I have to have an addiction, that is the kind I want". You know, macho guy stuff to mask the tragedy porn often brings to individuals and families. However, there is increasing evidence and research that women are almost as likely as men to be caught up in the web of sexual addiction, which includes addiction to porn. This is understandable, given the almost complete cultural saturation of sex. But no one has been talking about it, at least not in public, until now.
Crystal Renaud is taking her story and using it for God's glory. She is giving the world not only a new book, but a new paradigm for addressing issues of sexual brokenness and healing. I can't say enough good things about her or her ministry, and will post my official review of Dirty Girls Come Clean tomorrow.
You can read my previous post about Crystal and Dirty Girls Ministries here.