Shades of Grey

Do you ever read or view material that you find a little uncomfortable? When I was young and at University it was a time for pushing all the boundaries. I am hoping that with time, wisdom, maturity in faith and kids I have become somewhat more conservative and thoughtful about what I see and read. Why? Because I know it matters. I think it really does matter what you ‘consume’.
So recent reviews and comments about the best selling book, 50 Shades of Grey has got me thinking. I thought it was a crime novel. Simple. But it is more than that and Melissa Jenna tackles this novel and a recent film in a thought provoking piece about Mommy Porn.  “Mommy porn” you ask, you don’t know what that is? Society has worked hard to make porn palatable, available and acceptable, even to the average suburban Momma. It is more than Mills and Boon or a Hollywood Rom Com. It is more than an infatuation with Mr Darcy. I would encourage you to read Jenna’s blogpost ( and at time of publishing almost 1800 comments!) to fast track your own thinking and be challenged about how you view the burgeoning of Mommy porn. Sometimes you just need to move on into the debate. And see for yourself what you are seeing in a new light.

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” Matthew 6:22-23