Tag: Christian and Anastasia

I'm Not Reading Fifty Shades of Grey

I'm not reading Fifty Shades of Grey. I wasn't planning to announce this, but I can't help myself. I told my husband, Bob, that I didn't really want to get involved. But then, I found out my girlfriend's 70-year-old mom has her name on a long wait list at the library to borrow Fifty Shades of Grey. And then my mom told me that a relative I love and respect for her strong faith had already devoured the book. She regretfully "can't get the images out of her head." So, here I am. In an  attempt to keep the images out of yours, I'd like to explain to you why I'm not reading Fifty Shades of Grey.

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Is BDSM Really All That Bad?

Posted by Bob and Dannah Gresh Last week I (Dannah) wrote a blog entitled I'm Not Reading Fifty Shades Of Grey. The applause and outcry were mingled with questions. And tough questions they are! I would really not prefer to be the one to answer them, but someone has to. Especially when those asking are teenagers who are forming their value system concerning their sexual future. The question that's rising to the surface of the Fifty Shades debate is this: "Is BDSM really all that bad? Can't it be experienced in a marriage if both partners are in agreement?" As a married couple, we'd like to try to answer this question. In several of the comments to the original blog on the book, Christian women defended BDSM. We're grateful for their transparency and the gentle way in which at least one of the women presented her opinion. We took time to receive much counsel before presenting these thoughts.

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