Saturday, February 14, 2015

Many links on the subject of rejecting 50 Shades of Grey, AND edifying links about Christian marriage

Today marks the debut of the movie 50 Shades of Grey. it is based on the book of the same name. The book and movie (as well as its origination texts, the Twilight series of vampire romances) has sparked concern and outrage from evangelical Christians. Here is a roundup of some of the best write-ups regarding this film and the damage it causes, and what interest in its subject means for our culture.

By Men

Dr. Al Mohler
Fifty Shades of Shame — The Evolution of Pornography

Life Site News
The real reason 50 Shades is so wildly popular

Matt Walsh
To the women of America: 4 reasons to hate 50 Shades of Grey

Landon Chapman
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and the Annihilation of Christian Women’s Innocence

Christianity Today
Is There Anything Redeeming in the '50 Shades' Trilogy?

John Kennedy, Assemblies of God News
Christian Leaders Warn Against Fifty Shades Movie

From Fight the New Drug, Aimed at a readership of young women and men, their "mission is to raise awareness on the harmful effects of pornography through creative mediums."
5 Things ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Teaches About Sex

Tim Challies, article includes links to other articles, book recommendations on the subject of porn, and addresses the cultural phenomenon of 50 Shades
10 Articles on Pornography

By Women

DebbieLynne Kespert
50 Shades to Avoid
50 Shades, 40 Days And None Of The Above

Elizabeth Prata
Why Christian women are drawn to 50 Shades of Grey

Sola Sisters
Fifty Shades of Grey? It's Really Just Black and White

Becky Thompson
Christian Women and Christian Grey

Secular

Daily Beast
More ‘50 Shades’ Ticket Preorders Have Happened in Mississippi Than Anywhere Else

Fox News
50 shades of abuse? New movie sending wrong message to women


Christian Marriage

GotQuestions
What Constitutes Marriage According to the Bible?

Grace To You essay
What can my spouse and I do to build a strong marriage?

Grace To You article
Marriage As It Was Meant to Be

Truth For Life, Alistair Begg sermon series
God's Pattern for Marriage

6 comments :

  1. Hello Elizabeth

    This is a link to a 30 minute interview by Pr Todd Wilken with Dr. Miriam Grossman who is offering a guide for parents regarding this movie. The interview done on Issues Etc is quite good and there is a blog forum for parents and youth alike to read.

    I hope you post these links:

    Interview “Talking to Your Children about 50 Shades of Grey”:

    http://issuesetc.org/2015/02/12/3-talking-to-your-children-about-fifty-shades-of-grey-dr-miriam-grossman-21215/

    Dr Miriam Grossman Blog about the same topic:

    http://www.miriamgrossmanmd.com/blog/

    Thanks

    Colette

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    1. Thank you Colette! I appreciated Dr Grossman's point about consent. Also her point about boys needing instruction regarding this issue too, it has confused them.

      She wrote about the movie several times, here
      Open letter to young people-
      http://www.miriamgrossmanmd.com/an-open-letter-to-young-people-about-fifty-shades-of-grey/

      and here

      How to talk to your child about S&M
      http://www.miriamgrossmanmd.com/parent-survival-guide-to-fifty-shades-of-grey-how-to-talk-to-your-child-about-sadomasochism/

      Part 4- Parent survival guide
      http://www.miriamgrossmanmd.com/blog/parent-survivial-guide-to-fifty-shades-of-grey-part-4-the-danger-to-your-son/

      part 3
      http://www.miriamgrossmanmd.com/parent-survival-guide-to-fifty-shades-of-grey-more-danger-to-your-daughter/

      Part 2
      http://www.miriamgrossmanmd.com/fifty-shades-of-grey-the-danger-to-your-daughter-3

      Part 1
      http://www.miriamgrossmanmd.com/parent-survival-guide-to-fifty-shades-of-grey-part-i

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  2. Thanks for posting the individual links Elizabeth. This makes it easier to access the individual blogs quicker.

    Maybe those investing their time watching a man named Christian Grey will invest another hour or so witnessing the demise of another man named ‘Dorian Gray’ in the time honored classic movie entitled, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”.

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  3. Hi Elizabeth,

    Wanted to let you know the link to GTY's "Marriage as it was meant to be" article does not work.

    What an awful book/movie. Thank you for the edifying links!

    -Carolyn

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    1. Thanks for fixing the link to GTY's article! It was excellent!

      -Carolyn

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    2. Thank YOU for letting me know and especially for reading it.

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