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3 Reasons 50 Shades Of Grey Is Hurting Relationships

3 Reasons 50 Shades Of Grey Is Hurting Relationships

3 Reasons 50 Shades Of Grey Is Hurting Relationships

Here comes 50 Shades of Grey. The Big Question: Why are people so excited for something that is actually hurting relationships? 

1. It’s poisoning the holiness of sex.

The origination of sex was divinely created by our God for a specific and beautiful purpose. If we don’t share that purpose, we can’t expect our culture to know the truth. Sex is purposed to be an intimate experience between a man and a womanbecoming ONE in the eyes of God.

And while much of our culture sees “making love” as nothing but a social activity, I can only imagine the hurt God feels while looking down upon us as we socialize in an experience that was meant for the confinement of a marriage. 50 shades of grey encourages men and women to act in a way that is negatively positioned in comparison to the truth of scripture.

2. It encourages fornication and lust.

I can’t help but clinch my fists towards the way media and culture glamorize sex before marriage, divorce, and the never-ending game of lust. When it comes to relationships, the world around us seems to be directing more people away from trust and purity than they are towards it. It’s a sad reality that can be seen through the pages of books like 50 Shades of Grey, MTV’s Guy Code, and more.

3. It’s guiding men and women away from righteousness.

Biblical holiness is something I encourage all to strive for. And while I’m aware that none of us are perfect, the yearning to live a pure and integrity-filled life is something I motivate all to seek. The farther we are from righteousness, the farther we are from God. When we fill our minds with material such as 50 Shades of Grey, our hearts will begin to crave something contrary to what God has designed us for.

-Jarrid Wilson

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  • Chiibby Chubs July 25, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    A very smart article to read. And thanks for reminding us. I shared your blog even my friend are avid fans of 50 shades. But lile you, i am not agree with the theme and scenes 50 shades are conveying. God bless you!

  • gigi July 25, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    That is why the church people need to have strong marriages. Singles need to be married i have seen several christians above 35 fall into this trap lonliness for many Christians is an issue. The church needs to go on the offensive and show the world how God wants it done, By your fruit they will know. Great article!

  • Lisbeth Graham July 25, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    I agree with this 100% thanks Jarid

  • Aimie July 25, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    It’s been so disheartening to see that THIS is what people have been waiting for. To see intimacy blasted in screen, and quite frankly to take all intimacy out of it. All of my feeds have been consumed with it. To see how pervertrd our culture has become increases fear in my heart for my children. Oh Lord, lead us in a way that is pleasing to You and You alone.

    • Marie Llenares (@assiretenob) July 25, 2014 at 9:00 PM

      I agree. Amen!

    • Triz February 9, 2015 at 3:39 PM

      Exactly! It’s like we are thinking the same thing!

    • Arch February 14, 2015 at 4:05 PM

      Fear is from the devil. Jesus has taught us to pray to our Heavenly Father and He will deliver us from evil. The prayer also incorporates bringing heaven and Gods will to the earth. His will is that all will be saved from judgement through Jesus Christ and receive His free gift of life and righteousness. What will help us all, Is to discuss this from a perspective in Christ Jesus. Christ was sent to save sinners. Common church, let’s focus on helping others to recieve Christs amazing love, forgiveness and righteousness. He is the best

  • Samantha July 25, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Matt Walsh! :)

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