There's a new phenomenon circulating in literary circles right now, and it's called 50 Shades of Grey.
At first I was unaware of what this trilogy of books was about, but that's why we have Wikipedia.
I was informed this series centers on the growing relationship between an initially innocent college graduate, and a wealthy businessman who convinces her to sign a contract stating that he can have complete control over her. In the words of Wikipedia, "It is notable for its explicitly erotic scenes featuring elements of sexual practices involving bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism.
Now, what makes this book a phenomenon is not the caliber of the writing, or the intricacy of the plot, but rather how quickly it made it to the top of the best-selling lists. In fact, it has now become the world's fastest-selling paperback of all time.
The primary target audience? Women. Women who are unhappy with their relationships, women who hope to meet Mr. Right, women who hope to add some spice to their love life, women who think that it's harmless to read some erotica...
The media has gone so far as to label it "Mommy Porn." Coupled with the recent release of Magic Mike, a film focusing on the life of male strippers, women everywhere are filling themselves up with unrealistic, and unhealthy, sexual fantasies.
What is a God-fearing woman to do?
Today we're linking to an outside source again for our answer. And I think it covers it well. The post is titled, "A Black and White Choice NOT to Read 50 Shades of Grey," and I daresay that many of the arguements hold true for Magic Mike.
The world will try to sell us many things, but if it doesn't build up our relationship with our spouse, promote a life built on God's truths, and glorify our Creator, we'll have none of it thank-you-very-much.
To God be the glory, forever and ever, Amen!