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When You Don't Get What You Expected

Fifty Shades of No Way

This weekend, the Fifty Shades of Grey movie will be released and millions of women are expected to flock to the theaters. 

I will not be one of those women.  

As a leader of women, some have asked me about this movie. The following is my thoughtful response.


Fifty Shades of Grey has topped best-seller lists around the world. The book series has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, and been translated into 52 languages. It set the record as the fastest-selling paperback of all time.

Is Fifty Shades of Grey just a harmless book or movie?

Although no one seems to be debating this fact, let’s first establish that it’s pornography.  And not just porn, but a genre that is even more dangerous for women. The book glorifies a female character that is controlled and abused by her partner.  
Who is excited about this book and movie?

Hmmmm….you might be surprised.

Many women and girlsin our churches have read it. Sadly, I am even aware of pastors’ wives, who have read it. There is a pastor’s wife I’…