Bestest did a fun post the other day on random things she doesn't get. I have a running list too - we all do. But here's one that has me shaking my head lately... this 50 Shades of Grey shit. Just so we're clear - no, I haven't read it and I never plan on reading it.
I fell into the Twilight craze and the Hunger Games craze. Those were fun reads (and obviously meant for younger audiences). But this latest obsession women have over this 50 Shades series leaves me baffled. And today on the radio, they were talking about how teenage girls are getting their hands on this "adult" book and eating it up. And often putting it into practice. If that doesn't scare the crap out of you, it should.
What bugs me is that women flaunt the fact that they've read this book like it's a badge of honor. There is nothing honorable about it. It's porn - plain and simple. "Oh but it's so good - just read it, you'll love it!" Yeah, I'm sure I would. I'm sure it's awesome. Obviously it's appealing or it wouldn't get the attention it has. I could go on for pages as to why this is so poisonous. I have a huge issue with pornography in general. It is a multi-billion dollar industry that is an absolute cancer to our society. It corrupts people, creates monsters, and destroys marriages. Don't be fooled into thinking it is harmless. It is so easy to come by these days. And easier to get more. It's not a craving you can ever fully satisfy. You get a taste. And you want more. Watch your step, friends.
You can call me a prude. I really don't care. I'm not missing out on anything by not reading this book. I'm proactively protecting not just my marriage, but my heart. Everyday I'm faced with temptation - things vying for my heart. Just as you are. We are all created with the inherent desire and need to worship something. If it's not our God, it's something else. And really, don't even get me started on the damage this is doing to young girls. It absolutely enrages me to the point of tears. Would reading this silly book destroy me or my marriage? Yeah, probably not. But it would surely turn my heart away from where it should be. And I'm not about to make that gamble. I'm a big believer in establishing guardrails in your life. And this is just one I'm not willing to cross.
See my follow-up post here.
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