Friday, November 19 is my birthday.
But that date has another significance in my life.
On my 19th birthday seven years ago, while attending a nice Christian concert, I confessed to a friend about my pornography addiction for the very first time.
It is not ironic.
I believe it is divine that for the rest of my life the day of my birth will commemorate the day I chose to surrender my addiction. A rebirth to into a life that would finally (truly) be lived in freedom in community and Christ.
I always dedicate my birthday posts to a particular cause and ask the reader to donate to it in honor of my big day.
Well, this year is no different. But instead of simply dedicating my 26th birthday . . . I am dedicating my sobriety’s 7th birthday.
Would you please make my big day an even bigger day for someone else through donating to ONE of the follow THREE causes?
- Help create more sobriety birthdays with a tax-deductible donation to Dirty Girls Ministries: HERE
- Send a Christmas card through DaySpring/Compassion to a sponsorless child in Ecuador: HERE
- Give to the work of StandOut International to help protect children from the sex trade: HERE
AND THERE’S SOMETHING IN IT FOR YOU . . .
If you donate, leave a comment sharing which cause you donated to and you’ll be entered to WIN a copy of Anne Jackson’s “Permission to Speak Freely”. Poignant in that Anne was actually the friend I confessed to 7 years ago and the story of that day is written in her book! If you already have her book—no worries—it can make a great gift for someone else.
Enter to win by 11:59pm CST on Friday, November 19.
It’s a huge honor to share this day, in this way, with you all.
I am only posting this cause people have asked. . . but PLEASE donate to one of the above organizations first. Personally, I am saving up for my own computer. With that said, gift cards to the Apple Store would be a preferred gift option if one were to want to get me something.