#50Shades of Shame – Women, Pornography & the Church

The Facebook page has over 8 MILLION likes. But then, depravity has its minions. 50 Shades of Grey book and movie is the latest so-called ‘mommy porn’ that has also made its way to the women of the Church, and quite easily. How did Christian women get to that point?

Everything starts somewhere, there is a beginning to everything…pornography addiction, women and the church is no exception.

A preteen sees her grandmother reading paperback novels every day. Having never been a ‘reader’, this preteen asks about the books Grandma reads all the time. Grandma says that it’s nothing important, just something to while away the time. She had many hours to fill since she was wheelchair-bound, over 65 and on a fixed income. She said that she and her friends and neighbors would trade books all the time so they wouldn’t have to buy any. But the funny thing was….that she never offered one to her young granddaughter to read. Then one day, she found out Grandma’s dirty little secret. ~ Anonymous 

But don’t be fooled, those innocent little paperback romance novels emblazoned with virtuous young women and hulky square-jawed men were just as explicit as any other pornographic material. These novels have evolved into a socially accepted form of ‘entertainment’ that is nothing short of pornographic filth.

Besides 50 Shades being an obvious rip off of 9 1/2 Weeks, it is also the diving board that goes into the full blown pornography pool. And Christians, even Christian women, are all in [source]:

• 60% of all Christian men and 30% of all Christian women are addicted to pornography.
• 60% of the women who answered the survey admitted to having significant struggles with lust;
• 40% admitted to being involved in sexual sin in the past year; and 20% of the church-going female participants struggle with looking at pornography on an ongoing basis.

But the most disturbing: 12 to 17 year olds are the largest consumers of Internet pornography [source].

People who are addicted to pornography are more likely to act out what they see and read than people who do not seek pornography to ‘spice up’ an otherwise normal relationship with their spouse. Are porn addicts more likely to commit rape, statutory rape, ‘crimes against nature’, and adultery?  Without hesitation, yes…just ask Ted Bundy.

Even if the actual crime was not committed, it was fantasized about and considered. Christian women need to understand that even thinking about it is fornication and adultery. Period. There is no ‘grey’ area on this anywhere in the Bible OR the Pulpit. I personally know of regular-church-going women that have read and GUSHED about 50 Shades OPENLY on social media. Of course my mind goes two places: Is this porn rag where your children can see/read it AND what else are you hiding? Books are not innocent, they are tools to teach and entertain. 50 Shades is teaching women to be victims and showing that ‘mommy porn’ is acceptable when clearly it contradicts natural affections for our spouse, family and friends.

If you have read 50 Shades and might be considering seeing the movie, I implore you to look inside yourself and ask why you need to be publicly aroused in a movie house that seats hundreds of other offenders. Porn is porn, 50 Shades is no different, these are vehicles that can change your life in an instant, going in a direction you never knew you would go, it will never be enough.

Christian women have an OBLIGATION to their families and husbands to stay away from pornography in any form, whether it be a garage sale romance novel, 50 Shades all dolled up in a glossy book cover or explicit movies and borrowed DVD’s that your husband doesn’t know about.

Christian women, wives and mothers: PRAY. You are being targeted by forces against God and nature to break up your family and ultimately your walk with Christ.

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6 thoughts on “#50Shades of Shame – Women, Pornography & the Church”

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