I haven't read the book, Fifty Shades of Grey, or seen the movie, and I don't intend to.
I don't have any desire to read or see something that depicts sexual immorality,
promiscuity, and sexual abuse and domination as "sexy".
I am really flummoxed at why women's rights activists aren't being more proactive about making the movie, based on this book, the biggest box office flop of all time.
From what I've read, this book has sold more copies than the mega-selling Harry Potter series.
I wonder how many of the women who would say they are against human sex trafficking,
are actually contributing to the horrendous lie that feeds the whole industry,
the lie that women actually like being used and abused,
by buying this book or paying to watch this movie.
Ladies, we need to wake up and stand up!
Real love dignifies; it doesn't degrade.
Real love makes you feel special, not shameful.
Will you join me as Valentine's day approaches and speak up for real love,
and speak up against women being used and abused in the name of love?
Speak up in your home.
Speak up with your friends.
Speak up in your church.
Speak up on Facebook, IG, and your blog.
Just say NO to Fifty Shades of Grey and say yes to real love,
love that builds up and doesn't bully.
My Fifty Colorful Shades of a Lifelong Love~
1) Waking up next to the same man for over 38 years.
2) Sex is still yummy after over 38 years.
3) The best kind of sex involves heart intimacy as well as body intimacy.
4) The way he knows every freckle, mole, scar, wrinkle, and stretch mark on my body,
but still tells me I'm beautiful.
5) I love you texts in the middle of the day.
6) The way he brings me my first cup of coffee in bed each morning.
7) The way he looks out for my safety in little ways,
like locking the front door when he leaves the house while I'm still in bed,
or getting the car checked out before I take a road trip.
8) When we're upstairs in bed for the night and he goes downstairs for something,
the way he always asks if I want anything from downstairs before he comes back up.
9) The way he buys me grocery store bouquets.
10) The way he has loved me through thick and thin, literally.
11) There's nothing that makes me love him more,
than watching the way he loves his kids and grandkids.
12) His icy blue eyes.
13) His singing voice. I love listening to him worship and play the keyboard.
14) The way he keeps my favorite boots polished.
15) The way he takes me shopping, antiquing and thrifting even thought it's not his thing at all.
16) He's the very best "heater" on cold nights
and he doesn't protest too much when I warm my icy cold feet and hands on him.
17) He lets me have my way on decorating the house even though he doesn't "get it".
18) The way he's working hard to take care of himself and get fit so he can live a long life.
19) Decades of cards and letters from our dating years through now.
20) His encouragement to pursue my dreams and passions.
21) He knows and remembers the things that I like.
22) The way he wants to please me.
23) Friday date days. I love our day off together!
24) Getaways together.
25) Talking about memories together.
26) Talking about the future together.
27) Forgiving each other.
28) Disagreeing and making up.
29) Disagreeing less the older we've gotten and the more accepting of each other we've gotten.
30) Whether it's a full course roast beef dinner or a tuna sandwich,
it gets a "that was a good dinner" from him.
31) Seeing his hands and my eyes in our youngest grandson.
32) Never being too old to let God correct us and change us.
33) Being with each other through the loss of our parents.
34) Understanding each other when the grief still surprisingly hits at times.
35) Encouraging each other.
36) Listening to one another.
38) Laughing together.
39) Crying together.
40) Going on walks together.
41) Him taking me to Chipotle, my favorite "fast food", even though he doesn't like it.
42) The way he helps around the house with things like vacuuming.
43) The ways we've become more alike and the ways we will forever be different.
44) Knowing each other's habits and routines, and having our own rhythm and routines as a couple.
45) Knowing how to be together and also how to give each other space to be apart.
46) Knowing each others strengths and weaknesses and choosing to love each other in spite of the latter.
47) Still remembering the naive and foolhardy nineteen year olds we were when we got married,
and thanking God that by His grace we've made it this long.
48) Learning the hard way the words that hurt each other the most.
49) Still discovering new things about each other after all this time.
50) Falling in love with the same person over and over and over again.
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