Women For Decency mobilizes women to protect families and communities by promoting these organizations.
In 1999, Janalyn Holt started a women’s organization to advocate for community decency standards. Holt brought Shelley DeVries and Kim Jensen on board and started Women for Decency with the mission of educating and mobilizing women to protect families and communities from the pitfalls of pornography. Since 1999, the organization has evolved in a variety of ways, and many organizations have developed through WFD that now focus on different aspects of our mission.
Women For Decency has always helped women, families and communities. We currently focus on Betrayal Trauma Recovery.
Betrayal Trauma Recovery leads women to use recovery tools as they deal with a husband's pornography addiction and emotional abuse, teaching them the skills to keep themselves and their children safe from the behaviors of active addicts. We believe that any effort to heal the world without first healing ourselves only prolongs our pain and does not solve the core problems that enable abuse and addiction. We have found through painful personal experience that leading the charge against pornography without healing ourselves and our homes intensifies the chaos.
Betrayal Trauma Recovery aims to mobilize a mighty army of healthy women and literally bring down the pornography industry through the simple tools of recovery - surrendering, setting boundaries, and taking care of ourselves. Women learn these and other amazing tools as they work with professional APSATS coaches in one-on-one online sessions and online group coaching sessions.
Once women have worked on their own recovery, stabilized, and healed their home, we encourage them to join the fight against this pandemic by helping us or one of the organizations we promote.
Some of you may find that your healing spurs you to start a project of your own. If/when that happens, please contact our Community Action Liaison Shelley DeVries at firstname.lastname@example.org. She can help you and train you to get your community decency project off the ground.
If you are in Georgia or other southern states, connect with our Regional Director, Lisa Shanklin at email@example.com.
If you would like to help us, please consider the following actions:
1. Attend SALifeline meetings and let God solve your problems and heal your family.
2. Volunteer for Betrayal Trauma Recovery or Race For Virtue.
3. Donate to help us fund programs to educate and heal individuals and families.