Breaking the Silence

Women addicted to porn speak out

Do women struggle with porn? My friend, Crystal Renaud, talks here about her struggle for the Scratching the Surface documentary. (Please note, this video discusses mature content. Viewer discretion is advised.)

One of the things Crystal says here is that porn filled a void of intimacy for her. She was pursuing a thirst for intimacy in a sinful way. From the age of 10 she “played pretend,” not with Barbie dolls but with porn stars. She pretended to be these women on screen and became absorbed in a world of false intimacy.

For her the “way out” was breaking the silence, entering a life of raw and authentic accountability. This helped in two ways.

  1. A lifestyle of accountability helped her to establish a new habit of repentance and confession. In this she began to experience the promise of James 5:16: “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”
  2. A lifestyle of accountability opened doors to true intimacy with people, thus replacing the false intimacy of porn.

Thanks, Crystal, for your brave confession and your ministry to women.