"Touch her tenderly as an object of worship. A wife needs to be treasured, not trampled." ~
We All Married Idiots
Don't women desire to be touched tenderly as an object of worship? Don't they yearn to be treasured and not trampled? Of course they do.
Then what is the attraction of 50 Shades of Grey? I'm not sure except we are so hungry for that tender touch that we believe the lies and think this momentary thrill of watching nudity on the screen or reading about unmarried sex in a book won't cause a lifetime of harm.
Not true. Pornography kills marriages and destroys lives. My husband and I have spent hours counselling couples devastated by the damage of pornography.
Last week a woman told me her story. She was exposed to Playboy magazine at age 10. The magazine decorated the back of the toilet in a neighborhood friend's home (also 10 years old). Images of naked women pierced her brain, mind, and heart distorting and confusing this little girl's understanding of God's plan for the female. Forty years later those images remain. A two-minute trip to the potty shattered the life of a child.
I haven't read 50 Shades of Grey and I won't see the movie. Oh my, why would I?
Why would anyone spend their time or money watching other people have sex when they could be making love with their own Valentine? What's the appeal of watching erotica on a screen or reading about it in a book when you can touch and feel and enjoy and experience the love of your life within the privacy of your own bedroom?
Isn't that a better use of your time?
This Valentine's Day, or any day, don't mar your marriage with visions of violent sex scenes and other peoples' bodies playing on rewind in the depths of your soul.
God says, "Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires."
"What part of 'have nothing to do with' do we not understand? Yet, we live in a world filled with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires and wonder why our marriages and our lives seem so heavy." ~ We All Married Idiots
"The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband.
In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife."
1 Corinthians 7:4
I ask you, what part of your body belongs to your spouse? Every inch. Your eyes, your ears, your mind all belong to the one you promised to cleave to, forsaking all others. When you glance at another in a book or on the screen or in a magazine, you are stealing something that does not belong to you. You are depriving your spouse of knowing you only have eyes, ears, a mind, and a heart for one person.
Isn't that what we all want for Valentine's Day? To know our beloved is 100 percent our own.
Give your husband or wife the best Valentine's gift ever and don't bring anyone else (real or imaginary) into your marriage bed this weekend or ever.
May God splash serenity on your marriage,