The NY Times Bestseller, “50 Shades of Grey,” is in the headlines again as film’s makers prepare to produce, cast, re-cast, and promote the movie.  People have asked me what I think, so I set out to form an opinion based on the bible; my mentors and secular and Christian reviews.  I have not read the book because in both Christian and secular reviews it has been described as “soft porn.” Did you know the bible addresses porn? Here’s a lil snapshot: “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart,” “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways,” and “Flee from sexual immorality.” The Greek word in the original New Testament for sexual immorality is “porneo” (which is where we get our English word “pornography”). Now this might raise another question: what’s wrong with porn? Well, again, I defer to the bible. The bible teaches me that marriage is a sacred union between a man & a woman. The bible says it is TWO becoming ONE. That being said, if I read or watch porn, I feel I’m letting a 3rd person into a union meant for two. Even though this forthcoming movie is just-a-movie, it still introduces a third (phony) party into my head. And frankly, I got enough funky stuff going on in my head–I don’t need more. “But Heather,” you might be saying, “my hubs & I could use this to spice things up.” That’s not a bad thought. Yes, we should aspire to spice things up in our marriages. But PRAYER is more powerful than PORN. Porn didn’t create great marriages. God did. God designed sex, sexual organs & sexual fun to fit together intimately, sensually & perfectly under the protection of marriage. Well, I’m gonna end here. I think I’ve jabbered enough. Would love to convo! Leave a comment if you want. All thoughts welcome at WondHerful! 🙂

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