Why do people, and women in particular, consume chemical laden, twisted plastic when they are given pure, refined, gold?
It’s the question I’m pondering today after reading about Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James, a first-time author and mom of two. Apparently this new hit about bondage, sadism and masochism is flying off the bookshelves. Reports of how this tale about sex slavery and pornography say it is adding spark to “everyone’s marriage”. What a sham.
This book has sold 250,000 copies and flew directly to the number one spot on the NY Times bestseller list for fiction. Interesting how the number one spot in the non-fiction section is The Vow, by Kim and Krickitt Caarpenter, don’t you think? A book about everything twisted in sex and relationships contrasted against a tale about the virtue of love and loyalty? Hmm. Good food for thought there.
It’s been a good reminder to me this morning that we live in such a sex-starved culture. Yes, starved, as in completely deprived of nutrition, to the point of not recognizing that trash is being consumed, mistaken for filet mignon.
Wake up women!
You’ve been given an inheritance of gold, of purity ...yes, of love and sex and everything this is beautiful about it. Throw off the idea you may have that Christian love & marriage is oppressive or all about resentful servitude, or martyrdom. You couldn’t be more wrong. God intends the absolute BEST for you in every aspect of your life. Even in relationships, in marriage and in the ultimate expression of love with your husband. That bond as God intended is golden, pure, honest, beautiful, exhilarating, and completely fulfilling. It is a gift of God. Inasmuch as you can be stimulated and carried away in fantasy by images of bondage, sadism and masochism, know that you are in the firm grip of the enemy. An enemy who seeks your destruction in every regard. Those words and expressions of such a twisting of love and sex will NEVER be beneficial to a healthy marriage. Healthy marriages reach every aspect of your being, in body, mind and spirit. Healthy marriages call forth all the beauty that is within you.
Your inheritance is GOLD; please don’t abandon it.
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*More thoughts on marriage and pornography... Memory of Eden