For years against the odds I avoided running into the addiction that grips so many in our nation. In 1998 I began my freshman year at the greatest of schools K-State and was summarily exposed to my first pornographic movie, internet site, picture, ect. and my world has never been the same. This experience changed my world in a way that I wish it wouldn’t have. My eyes wander, my mind is consumed with thoughts that should have been there, and in turn I have made decisions that I, to this day, have to deal with the consequences. I truly thought I was the only one and once I gave my life to Christ I quickly found that I wasn’t the only person with this problem, but I wasn’t aware of this.
- Breakdown of male/female visitors to pornography sites: 72% male & 28% female.
- 70% of women keep their cyber activities secret.
- 17% of all women struggle with pornography addiction.
- Women favor chat rooms 2X more than men.
- 1 of 3 visitors to all adult web sites are women. (33%)
- 9.4 million women access adult web sites each month.
- Women admitting to accessing pornography at work: 13%
- Women, far more than men, are likely to act out their behaviors in real life, such as having multiple partners, casual sex, or affairs.
Source: Internet Filter Review, ChristianityToday.com
You see, I went to a class, read a book, heard speakers that spoke about sexual addiction being a male problem BUT IT IS NOT JUST A GUY THING! Over the last few years I’ve run into woman after woman who struggle with the same addiction that I have yet they don’t have near the resources that males have. Which brings me to why I am posting. Crystal Renaud is one of those young ladies that I’m talking about (Please check out her porn story here). She is bravely proclaiming God’s provision for her and following His calling for her to help other women away from where she has been. Please check out some of the heart breaking stories from women all over in the confessional (and add yours) and support this ministry in anyway that you can. These women are desperately in need of help (maybe you are one of them) and this ministry will help serve the women who remain in silence wishing that someone else could help them out of this problem.
Dirty Girls Ministries (DGM) has the mission to:
- Make the church and people in general aware that porn is a problem for women
- Offer support, guidance, and a way out for women who struggle with porn
- Show that this addiction does not have to write our future or be our life story – recovery is possible
- Reveal that Jesus Christ and God’s Word are the keys for rescue.