[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 and social action. It’s been in the shadows for far too long, and done incalculable damage.
Dr. Peter Kleponis told me on radio that after spending nearly two decades in marriage counseling, something changed, and the reality of the scourge of pornography addiction started becoming more apparent and more urgent in the crises he found himself dealing with, though nobody would talk openly about it.
“They’re making out as if this caught on all by itself, but it wasn’t organic growth. There’s been a juggernaut of media behind this, and it’s selling to women an image that somehow if you love a sadist out of his (abuse) you’ll have a great life,” (Dr. Gail Dines) said.
“When in reality, how ’50 Shades’ would end is that she’s running for her life to a battered women’s shelter, with children in tow, she’s got her front teeth knocked out, she’s got cigarette burns up and down her arm…she’s living off the grid without a bank account or a cell phone, cause these sadists never let go.”
Read the rest here.
Doctrine of Repentance (Puritan Paperbacks)
Letting Go of Anger
Raising Maidens of Virtue: A Study of Feminine Loveliness for Mothers and Daughters
Passionate Housewives Desperate for God