Thursday, 14 June 2012

I'm Not Reading "50 Shades of Grey"

Not judging if you did, but I'm not reading it.  Here is a beautifully written blog post that explains why we should think twice before reading this series, it it in a way I never could.  


Donna said...

Thanks for the warning, Holly!

“If we truly think of Christ as our source of holiness, we shall refrain from anything wicked or impure in thought or act and thus show ourselves to be worthy bearers of his name. For the quality of holiness is shown not by what we say but by what we do in life.” St. Gregory of Nyssa

"I will set before my eyes no vile thing. The deeds of faithless men I hate; they will not cling to me. Men of perverse heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with evil." PS 101:3-4

"May the words of my mouth and the MEDITATIONS OF MY HEART be pleasing in Your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

"But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death." James 1:14-15

"You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness" Ephesians 4:22-24

"Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature." Romans 13:14

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will" Romans 12:2

BB said...

Thanks for this post, Holly. Excellent words on the blog you cited, and I've sent it on to many.
In addition to Donna's scripture verses, I'dd add Phil. 4:8: "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
Some things are not gray, but are black and white. This is one.

Elyse said...

I know you posted this a while ago but I read the same article and have not even had any temptation to read that book. Love your post!

Dana King said...

I started a facebook group called "I'm Not Reading 50 Shades of Grey or Watching Magic Mike". The purpose is just to be a place of support and accountability for those who don't want to "go along with their friends" but are committed to honoring God and their husbands. This can feel like a lonely place at times, thus the group was created. It is not intended to condemn those who have watched/read, just to support those who choose not too. Thanks!

Fashion Allure said...

I wanted to say thanks to you for this great read!!