It’s Birthday Week at DGM!

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.

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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


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.


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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.

By Crystal Renaud

Crystal Renaud is the Founder & Executive Director of WHOLE Women Ministries whose projects include Dirty Girls Ministries and WHOLE Women’s Conference. She is also the author of Dirty Girls Come Clean (Moody Publishers), a speaker and student who lives in the Kansas City area. Follow @crystalrenaud on Twitter and visit her website for info on coaching and speaking at


  1. conf # 2JF43969YP641835J
    Donated 26 for you and 7 for your sobriety totaling 31 to DGM. Love you Crystal, and thank you for your testimony, and the ministry. Happy Birthday/Anniversary!


    Crystal Renaud Reply:

    Aww, that is such a great idea! Thank you. . .


    Crystal Renaud Reply:

    Congrats! You won the book! Email us at info[at]dirtygirlsministries[dot]com with your mailing address.


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