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Guest Post: From Pornography to Testimony

Today is the first of my guest posts. I “met” SundiJo Graham by discovering her blog. SundiJo is a writer and speaker who loves Jesus. Her story is one of redemption. She survived sexual abuse, a broken relationship with her alcoholic father, abandonment, fear, pride, a food addiction, and more. She shares her testimony to offer hope, lead others to experience a transforming relationship with Jesus, and provide a dose of laughter along the way. I’m honored to have her share her heart with you today and hope you will be blessed by her story, “From Pornography to Testimony.”


From Pornography to Testimony

by SundiJo Graham

The words of Brandon Heath’s “I’m not who I was” is rolling around in my head.

This weekend I was reminded by an old friend whom I haven’t seen in years about some things of my past – some not so great things. He brought memories back to me that I wasn’t proud of. Flashbacks filled my mind as I read his words to me. As he laughed about those memories, my heart broke and I started to let shame fill my soul.

As the color drained from my face and I fought to hold the tears back, God reminded me that I had two choices:

  1. Let the devil steal my joy
  2. Move forward and remember the forgiveness I have received

For a brief moment I chose option one.

Only for a moment…

For the past few days I have been thinking about the grace and forgiveness God has given me. Undeserved grace. All the things I have done in my past and He still loves me. Wow!

Ten years ago I had a dream to run my own business. Do you know what I wanted to do?

I wanted to own my own porn shop.

No joke..

I had it all planned out. The name. All of it. Guess what else?

I made those plans while I wore a cross necklace around my neck. 

I had no idea what I was doing. I had no clue how deep into darkness I was. But today I realize. God pulled me out of a pit that I didn’t even realize I was in.

It’s amazing how our dreams change as God changes us.

Today I dream of sharing Jesus with hurting women. I dream of traveling the world sharing my testimony. I dream of millions of hurting people reading my book. Not for my glory, but for God’s.

2 Corinthians 5:17 reads,

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Can I get a resounding amenah?!?


Come alongside…What dream has God changed in your heart? Comment below…

Photo: A new day

Allow me to be real.

I messed up this week.

  • I lied.
  • I gossiped.
  • I told myself I was better than others.
  • I grumbled.
  • I was jealous.

I could go on, but you get the idea: I’m not perfect.

But I’ve asked God’s forgiveness.

  • He erased my lying.
  • He blotted out my gossip.
  • He disintegrated my pride.
  • He crossed out my grumbling.
  • And He dissolved my jealousy.

It is a new day, I am free, and God is doing a new thing in me (Isaiah 43:19).

Do you believe it, dear one? He can erase your mess-ups if you ask His forgiveness. And He will make all things new with you.

Walk in your new day.

Big Hugs,



Come alongside…For what mess-up do you need to ask God for forgiveness? Do you believe today is a new day? How can you live in that freedom?

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