Fifty Shades Today

Posted: February 12, 2015 by abestratton in Culture, Resources, Words from the Wise

Writer, blogger, and youth culture expert, Walt Mueller writes some strong words regarding this weekend’s release of the film, “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Below is an excerpt, but his article is a must-read for all of us.

“Perhaps today is a great day. . . THE day. . . to leverage all the attention our culture is giving this film and sit down to talk with our kids. . . openly, frankly, seriously, and honestly. . . about the very real pull, power, and dangers related to pornography use.  .  . to talk about what it will do to us and what God is calling us to do with it. (Click here for a resource you can use to get the discussion started)

“The great Reformer Martin Luther once famously said, ‘You can’t stop the birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from making a nest in your hair.’ That’s a clear and powerful picture of the difference between the temptations we face and the sins we choose. I pray that this weekend, none of us will have allowed pornography to nest on or in our heads.

“Because of my own brokenness, I’ve learned to constantly remind myself that every time I make a choice, I’m choosing sides.

“Which side will it be this weekend? The Gospel offers so much more!”

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