We live in a time when for many, sex and singleness are no longer mutually exclusive. For singles who want to honor God with their sexuality, it’s easy to feel like misfits or outcasts in a culture that says “anything goes.” How do we reconcile a biblical view of sex with the fact that we’re created as sexual beings? Our panel ponders this, using Dr. Juli Slattery’s article “5 Lies That Make Sexual Purity More Difficult” as a springboard for discussion.
Some call it romantic literature. Others call it fantasy, erotica or “mommy porn.” Juli Slattery and Dannah Gresh call it “destructive.” The book is Fifty Shades of Grey, and everyone from girls to grandmas to Sunday school teachers is reading it. What’s the big deal? Why are Christian women getting sucked in, and are the consequences that steep? Juli and Dannah wrote Pulling Back the Shades to confront the lies women are being told through 50 Shades and other sex-saturated novels, and both authors join us to get the discussion started.