RESEARCH – Christians and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

The Good News, a South Florida Christian newspaper published this article and used quotes from Stacey Lynn, and also mentioned ‘Fulfilling Love – From Sin to Surrender’.

Are Churches to Blame for Christian Women Turning – The …

March 18, 2014 article The Christian Post – ‘Are churches to blame for christian women turning to pornographic books like ‘fifty shades of grey’?  by Nicola Menzie……..

The authors of Pulling Back the Shades: Erotica, Intimacy, and the Longings of a Woman’s Heart, meant to serve as a corrective to the wildly popular Fifty Shades series, believe one reason erotica has found a home among Christian women is because they are simply starved for Bible-based teaching and open dialogue on sexuality in their communities of faith.

Quote from Dr. Juli Slattery: One of the reasons why so many Christian women are reading Fifty Shades of Grey is because there hasn’t been good teaching coming from Christian sources on sexuality, so they just go to the world without having that discernment. Why is that? I think people falsely make the assumption that because sex is private, the conversations about sex should be private. In other words, you can teach about sexuality, the “Song of Solomon” teaches about sexuality and there are many places in scripture that mention sexuality, without sharing privately what happens between a particular husband and wife.

“Barna Group researchers revealed in the results of a survey published last year that “there is no difference between the percentage of Christians who have read Fifty Shades of Grey and the percentage of all Americans who have read the book.”

Percentage of Christians, Americans Who Have Read ‘Fifty …

The Books Americans Are Reading – Barna Group

Women also accounted for a significant portion of the readership of 50 Shades of Grey, which turned dubious critical response into one of 2012’s biggest publishing success stories. The book with explicit sexual content trends higher among older readers, with one in ten of both Busters (29-47 year-olds) and Boomers (48-66) who say they’ve read the book. The same proportion of practicing Christians (9%) have read 50 Shades as among American adults (9%).