A few days ago I was sitting at the pool and noticed five ladies reading ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. I knew the books were popular, so I suppose I shouldn’t have been all that surprised. What surprised me though, was that three of these ladies were teens. I had heard that these books are called “mommy porn,” but it’s not just mommies who are reading them.
Fifty Shades of Grey is the first book in a trilogy which follows the relationship between an innocent virgin, Anastasia Steele, and a powerful, but emotionally damaged business man, Christian Grey. Like most romance novels, the books deal with the ups and downs and ins and outs of their complicated relationship, including his attempts to seduce her into his bed. There’s nothing normal about the seduction, though, as Grey tries throughout the books to convince Ana to join him in sado masochistic bondage sex. read more
Why isn’t it okay to read books like this? Because lustful thoughts lead to lustful actions. Don’t let these books crack open your virtue and start you down the vicious cycle of self-gratification and lust. [ Lustful actions in turn lead to boredom, and then gradually to apathy, worry, anxiety and even to addictions ]. Avoid these books, this author, and authors like [that].
Pray for the intercession of St. Augustine and Our Blessed Mother in remaining chaste and pure in all of your thoughts and actions.
“Of all inner conflicts the most arduous are concerned with chastity. These battles are of daily occurrence.” – St. Augustine