I Tweeted on Thursday, International Women's Day, how much we appreciate and advance women @DanforthCC: Our elders are women; my Vice-Chair is a woman; our Secretary is a woman; our Treasurer is a woman. Our Church Administrator is a woman. Most of our ushers and other volunteers are women. We appreciate, value, uplift and promote women in the Kingdom of God! We believe in your value, worth, intelligence, heart, creativity, resilience and more.
Thank you, ladies, for all you are and all you do. You're amazing.
So what's with the second half of this title?
I don't claim credit, as that goes to Joshua Pease at Thriving Marriages.com. It was through his email newsletter wherein he highlighted Gary Thomas' posting on "50 Problems with Grey." Please use this link to Gary's posting to read his points.
Why do I tie these together, women and 50 Shades?
Because 50 Shades demeans women, it does not elevate women. And I will resist what demeans women, or anyone. Demeaning people, especially for personal gratification, is not summum bonum in any way. Don't fall to the deceptive trap of entertainment to justify what is essentially socialis malum, a social evil.
Gary, in his post, outlines 50 ways that do that. It's a great, thought-provoking piece, so I bring it to your attention. May you be blessed and grow stronger by it.
Our desire and purpose @DanforthCC is to see people, both men and women, to grow into the full potential and healthy relationships with God and each other.