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Thinking Biblically About the Fifty Shades of Grey Cultural Phenomenon

The movie and written versions of Fifty Shades of Grey have set such huge sales records that they have become a modern-day cultural phenomenon that Christian’s need to understand. This article does not discuss the lurid details of this work. To the contrary, what we see around the edges of this story is reason enough to avoid viewing this sordid tale, which confuses the immoral, abusive treatment of a college coed by a rich narcissistic, depraved man—with romance. But what does the popularity of FSG mean?

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Self-Loathing Shame From Porn

Some approaches to battling for sexual purity can send men into deeper despair and isolation. Dr. William Struthers, observes that one of the most frequent responses of a conscience seared by repeated pornography is “to turn against itself and plunge into the despair of self-loathing and unhealthy shame." This article presents the principles or establishing the ministry in the local church that doesn't shame them or drive them further into isolation, but encourages them and empowers them in their battle with sexual lust.

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Do You ENJOY God?

The human heart has a God-shaped vacuum. Knowing that, because of Christ, God delights in me and that he loves me unconditionally satisfies the deepest cravings of our hearts to be loved. But that is only part of our heart need. We were also made to be captivated--emotionally overcome with the greatness and sheer pleasure of knowing the most fantastic being in the universe, God, Himself. He wants you to delight in him--to take pleasure for your heart in knowing Him. This article explains how to enjoy God more.

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