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Not joining in

Thursday, June 21, 2012

There has been a lot of talking about Fifty Shades of Grey, and I wish it would stop. But it won't. I've been ignoring it, and yet it still fills the silences too often. I told myself I wouldn't mention it on this blog, because I didn't think I needed to be in this conversation. And yet the talk continues.

 In the midst of it all I came across a link for Write It, Girl- I felt like I just had to put up a little something. And the words started to jumble up in my head. My feelings were strong, but the words didn't seem to match. I was started to get more frustrated over not being able to express myself, than even the whole book issue!
 Write it girl

Then in all the noise, I found this wonderful post about why we, Christian women especially, should not read this book. And I agree with it. I understand that, at least in America today, we are free to choice what we read, but that doesn't mean we should read everything. I might not be able to figure out the right words on this one issue, at least not yet... but that post really does share my feelings. (if you like that post, and want to hear more on the issue, this is a follow up post she added.)

I'm jumping on the "Not-going-to-read-Fifty-Shades-of-Gray" bandwagon, enough said.

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  1. Reminds me of the verse, "Everything is permissible, BUT not everything is beneficial." 1 Corinthians 10:23
    Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting from Write it Girl

  2. I too was wondering about this book , I've heard so much negative about it and good reasons why women should NOT read, so I think I'm going to stay away from this one. If it has in it what I've heard it does then that isn't the kind of stuff I want to read about anyway. Thanks for those links I'm going to check them out too!

  3. Amen!! Thanks for this post! I'm not reading it either! I won't waste my time when there are so many other good and uplifting things to spend my time reading.

  4. I haven't read this book, but I agree with the premise of not reading things that aren't beneficial to us. I am a BIG reading fan and have had to really change my reading habits to not read these kind of books. It's nice to find a blog that deals with this very thing!

    1. To be honest, if the book hadn't been so in my face I might not have realized what it is was about until I read it - it so hard sometimes to find good things to read...

  5. I saw that post too. Plus, I have seen a lot of conversation around the book too. I think we are thinking the same thing here.

    Visiting from Write It, Girl!
    Amy @ Missional Mama

  6. I've seen this title going around a lot but I didn't know what it was about really. I'm not a reader (trying to be more of one!) so I didn't really think about reading it. But I'm glad you shared that post because now I know I will definitely not! Why even open our minds to stuff like that. It's just not worth it.

    Thanks for posting!
    Visiting from Write It, Girl!

  7. I got tired of hearing about it and not knowing what people were talking about so I looked it up on GoodReads. There is no WAY I am reading it. I do not need those ideas and words in my brain.

    I used to be a lot more careless about what I'd read, and I do wish I'd been more discerning about it. Not only do I have some story lines in my mind that aren't beneficial, but it was time that I could have spent on something much more worthwhile.

    Thanks for the link to that post & follow-up.

  8. Anonymous11:19 AM EDT

    Thanks for such an informative post! I will definitely not be reading this book.

    Thank you, too, for the lovely comment you left on my blog.



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