Deep Wounds That Need Healing

| February 23, 2015

[Editor’s Note: Censoring the books is appropriate and should be suggested. Take the time to read the articles linked to this post.] The film’s opening exposed a deep wound. It needs healing. Whatever happens to the book and film franchise, the real life toll of human torture it exposes has to stay prominent in public debate […]

Consent is Not Enough

| February 23, 2015

Consent is not enough. It is not enough to justify BDSM or any other exploitative sexual practice. Consent is too flimsy a foundation for Ana Steele to justify the destructive things that are done to her by Christian Grey in “Fifty Shades of Grey.” For this reason I consider “Fifty Shades” to be grossly sexually […]

A Woman, A Dog, and A Walnut Tree…

| February 15, 2015

By Geoffrey Botkin From Western Conservatory, So goes the centuries-old English proverb about romance and human affection. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, British fantasy-pornographer Erika Mitchell has revived this cruel idea in a major motion picture1. In Mitchell’s narrative, an innocent college girl is deceived, tormented and abused for the apparent sexual gratification of […]

The Industrialization of Sex

| February 12, 2015

I was reminded of Berry’s insight because of the release of the new film, 50 Shades of Grey, which epitomizes and promotes this view of industrialized sex. Too much has already been written about the stupidity and vulgarity of the novel, so I won’t waste time rehashing why no Christian should engage with that pornography. […]

Co-stars Criticize 50 Shades of Grey

| February 12, 2015

I kind of have to pity Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, the co-stars of the forthcoming cinematic adaptation of E.L. James’ best-selling book 50 Shades of Grey. Unfortunately for the pair, once the initial excitement of receiving the casting call had abated, they still had to go through the process of actually playing Christian Grey […]

The Reality of a “Fifty Shades” Relationship

| February 11, 2015

[Editor’s Note: For mature readers.] Truth has one shade and this is what it looks like. The mass media and throngs of women are swooning over the “love story” Fifty Shades of Grey. However, this cultural phenomenon’s impact to society will only serve to romanticize sexual violence and excuse domestic abuse. While thousands of women […]

What’s the Most Common Word Found in Porn Site Comments? Are You Sitting Down for This One?

| February 6, 2015

From At the end of every year, companies and organizations typically release an annual report that details what happened in the last 365 days. These reports usually contain numbers, statistics, charts, figures, and breakdowns of the past year, and then what the company is projecting for the upcoming year. Unfortunately, giant porn website PornHub, […]

Birth Control, Abortion, and Obscenity

| February 4, 2015

Recommended Resources Outlawed! Start Your Family: Inspiration for Having Babies BIRTH CONTROL: How Did We Get Here? It’s (Not That) Complicated: How to Relate to Guys in a Healthy, Sane, and Biblical Way Sex, Marriage, and Family in John Calvin’s Geneva: Courtship, Engagement and Marriage The Christian Lover Marrying Well Purity is Possible: How to […]

What we can learn from 50 Shades of Grey

| February 3, 2015

The trailer is smoldering temptingly on computers around the globe. Fans of the book are checking their diaries and booking tickets online. Reviewers are readying their pens and preparing their remarks. In just a few short days 50 Shades of Grey will hit the big screen, just in time for Valentine’s Day. On one level, this […]

Let’s Call ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ What It Is: Perverted

| January 29, 2015

When the novel Fifty Shades of Grey was published three years ago, critics described it as “dull and poorly written,” “depressing” and “a sad joke.” Yet, it sold 100 million copies. Women were fascinated by the dark tale of a 21-year-old college student, Ana Steele, who falls in love with a handsome but mysterious young […]

Fifty Shades, Twilight, and Teaching Young Women To Desire Abusers

| September 3, 2014

Remember how we warned you about Eclipse from the Twilight series as did others who often publish articles here on Beautiful Womanhood? I’m glad we did and I am glad that some of you listened. The Story: A new study published in the Journal of Women’s Health finds a connection between health risks in adolescent and young adult […]

No Shades of Grey: A Black and White Seduction of the Mind

| July 15, 2012

Sexual sin hurts. It mangles and poisons. It attacks the potential beauty and closeness of one of God’s most mysterious gifts: The one flesh relationship of sexual intimacy. In addition to defrauding our neighbor, when we engage in fornication or adultery we are in a real way self-destructing (Rom. 1:24-27). While most Christians understand the […]