What if We’re Single on Purpose?

The following post is adapted from some notes of a message I gave last year on singleness. And shocker… I am actually single and not a married woman sharing about how hard it is to be single and how sorry I am that you’re still single. Yeah, I’ve read those posts and heard those messages too. Lately, you, the single woman like me, have been on my heart. Perhaps it’s the holidays. Perhaps it’s because I am inching closer to 30. I don’t know. I just thought it was time to share this post. I am not saying this…

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Fifty Shades: Not Your Mother’s Romance Novel

I’ve been asked by several people if I would please address the #1 New York Times bestselling erotic fiction, Fifty Shades of Grey and it’s series of counterparts.

As someone who has not read it and as someone who has no plans to read it, it’s difficult for me to denounce an entire series of books without anything more than the understanding that it’s a sexually graphic fictional novel.

But that’s actually enough for me.

As we know here at Dirty Girls Ministries, erotic fiction or…

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Hooked: A Christian Response to Porn Addiction

A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of co-hosting a webinar with Luke Gilkerson of Covenant Eyes. Our topic was about pornography addiction and how the church can help those who feel trapped in this sin.

This webinar is ideal for:
• Pastors, ministers, or church leaders
• Small group or Bible study leaders
• Accountability partners of those who struggle
• Spouses of those who struggle
• Men and women who struggle

The webinar is now available as a recording online. Check it out below!

With hope…
Crystal Renaud

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Some Books Are Meant to Get Dirty

It’s rare that I’ll post video blogs. Even more rare that I record myself talking for 10 minutes (my talking voice is not my favorite thing). But today, I want to share with you the unlikely story of what happened to the very first copy of Dirty Girls Come Clean and how even I was challenged to think differently about the book I have written.

I hope it inspires you in the same way it did me.

Watch the video now… or see below it for more.

The video goes into greater detail—but in short—

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One Word 2011: Ready

I have jumped on the bandwagon of One Word 2011.

My beautiful friend Alece Ronzino has challenged us to choose one word to focus on throughout the year. And hopefully learn and grow as a result of it.

While in the past I have lived by new year themes, I am loving this idea of choosing one word. One focus. One purpose.

My one word for 2011 is… Ready

If you read my post from earlier this week, then you know that I am embarking on a…

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