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.
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.
Honest. Powerful. Compassionate. Practical. Needed . . . are the words that came to mind when reading Crystal Renaud's book Dirty Girls Come Clean. A great challenge for women of all ages to come clean!
Craig Gross. Founder of XXXchurch.com and author of Eyes of Integrity
I appreciate Crystal Renaud's honesty and courage in sharing her own struggles with a rarely discussed issue among women. By shedding light on this, she will no doubt help many women out of darkness and isolation.
Larissa Lam, JCTV Host
Crystal Renaud is a courageous young lady, and one who openly confesses her viewing porn, her addiction to porn, and, while it is scandalous, she proclaims the scandalous freedom we have in Christ. I highly recommend this book!
Reverend Tal Prince, Cofounder of Route 1520, pastor, and host of Tal Prince Live!
Thanks to Dirty Girls Come Clean, Christian women now have a voice that describes their secret struggle with pornography. In this hope-filled volume, Crystal outlines a realistic process for 'coming clean' and helps women take those important first steps toward freedom.
Marnie C. Ferree, MA, LMFT, Executive and Clinical Director of Bethesda Workshops; author of No Stones—Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction and L.I.F.E. Guide for Women.
Crystal Renaud is a woman of deep compassion and character who sets out to help others in a profoundly honest and humble way. She's brave enough to talk about what few will and she does it in a way that brings hope and healing. I am so thankful she is a voice championing integrity in our broken world.
Jud Wilhite, Sr. Pastor, Central Christian Church Las Vegas, author of Throw it Down
Dirty Girls Come Clean is an excellent resource for women about the topic of sex, desire, and pornography. With story, honesty, hope, and lots of grace, Crystal Renaud takes this sensitive topic, one that often leads women toward guilt-filled dead ends, and reveals pathways toward forgiveness and healing.
Matthew Paul Turner, Author of Churched and Hear No Evil
Crystal's voice is unmistakably clear in a culture void of healing, comfort, and hope for the broken. If you are that girl, this book is for you.
Renee Johnson, Devotional Diva is a spirited speaker and writer, http://www.devotionaldiva.com
I am thankful for the vulnerable faith of people like Crystal. While I'm sure her story was not easy to share, it is in the power of her testimony that others find help out from under lies and isolation. Frank and cliché-free, this book has teeth.
Kem Meyer, Author, Less Clutter. Less Noise
There is simply no other resource like it on the market, and I am absolutely convinced God is going to use it to start a new healing revolution for women in bondage. The emotional trauma of a girl's first exposure to pornography is compared by counselors to the emotional trauma of a rape victim should clue us in to the severity of this addiction and the importance this book. Lives will be changed.
Pete Wilson, Senior Pastor at Cross Point Church and author of Plan B
Crystal tackles the taboo subject of pornography addiction and bares her soul in her courageous confessional of her own struggle with it. The testimonies of women in this book display hope and will profoundly inspire you. Dirty Girls Come Clean will give you a taste of freedom and you will see just how contagious that is.
Cindy Beall, Author of Healing Your Marriage When Trust Is Broken
The most powerful thing about Dirty Girls Come Clean is that Crystal goes first. Her willingness to openly share her struggles and road to sobriety creates a safe place for others to come clean. This book is so engaging and practical that I wouldn't be surprised if both women and men are deeply impacted by reading it.
David Trotter, Author and speaker—LAUNCH52.com
Finally, an authentic, legitimate voice for women everywhere! Dirty Girls Come Clean tastefully and practically addresses a not so tasteful issue with grace. If you've ever felt helpless in your struggle with porn, Crystal's book is saturated in love, hope, and packed with real-world answers.
Angus Nelson, Speaker and Writer, angusnelson.com
Finally! Female porn addicts have been writing to me for years, asking for help. Crystal Renaud is the pioneer we've been waiting for. Her frankness is refreshing and her vision can change the world. If you know a woman who struggles with porn, buy this book.
Nate Larkin, Founder of the Samson Society, Author of Samson and the Pirate Monks: Calling Men to Authentic Brotherhood
We've heard a lot about men and pornography, but precious little from women who struggle with porn addiction. If the adage 'you're only as sick as your secrets' is true, then Crystal Renaud's book will help a lot of women get out of their shame and secrecy and into the light of confession and healing.
Susan Isaacs, Actress and author of Angry Conversations with God
Dirty Girls Come Clean is an honest, thoughtful and poignant treatment .The stories are a reminder to us that sexual temptations are not just a 'guy' thing. It honors the different ways in which women enter into struggles with sexual issues. Dirty Girls will be shocking to some, but the hope within it makes it a must read for those who want to take these issues head on.
William M. Struthers, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Wheaton College, Author of Wired for Intimacy
While the double standards and sexual stigma that exists in our culture has branded women who struggle sexually as 'dirty girls', it's high time that an "angel" of hope appears to change all of that. If you're a woman reading this, and this is the cross you bear, then read on because Crystal just may be that "angel" you've been waiting for.
Michael Leahy, Founder of BraveHearts and author of Porn Nation
Pornography addiction among women is a widespread problem and it is not going away. In fact, it is growing every day. Crystal Renaud is a courageous young woman who came to God with a yes in her heart and a burden for hurting women in her soul. It is my honor to wholeheartedly endorse this book. Crystal is the real deal.
Mary Southerland, Women's ministry motivator and author
Dirty Girls Come Clean is a fresh dose of authenticity and transparency that gives a voice to the woman in bondage. Sexual addiction has a name; it has a face; it has a soul. DGCC is a constant reminder that those that struggle desire freedom and that freedom and redemption is found through confession.
Justin Davis, Campus and Teaching Pastor at Cross Point Church, Nashville TN and Co-Founder of RefineUs Ministries
You're not alone. None of us are. Dirty Girls Come Clean is a must read for all teenage girls as well as parents of teenage girls. Porn addiction for women is only a taboo subject because we've made it that way. It's time to start talking and take away the hold it has over us.
Jenni Clayville, Worship & Creative Arts Pastor at Paseo Christian Church, Blogger at JenniClayville.com