I really want to see Magic Mike. There, I said it. Judge away. But I am not going to. And I pray this blog post keeps me accountable and faithful to my husband. Disclaimer: I am not addressing this blog to non-believers, but to my fellow sisters in Christ. I am women who loves Jesus, and was saved from sexual sin when I became a believer.
SET FREE to LIVE FREE
I have had friends who are christian women who have gone to see Magic Mike and read 50 Shades of Grey.
One of the reasoning I have heard is Scripture says you may have
freedom in certain things as long as you don't make a weaker brother
stumble (1 Cor 8:13). So the reasoning is if you don't struggle with
sexual sin as a Christian women then it is fine for you to see this
movie or read this book. I believe is a misrepresentation of the context
of this scripture. While Scripture does give us freedom in many items
such as food and drink, it does not give us ANY FLEXIBILITY with sexual
While yes, we are given freedom to have discretion
in some things, such as what we eat and drink (for example my husband
drinks beer but not when my alcoholic father comes to visit), there is
is not such freedom in sexual sin.
sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does.
For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body." 1 Cor 6:14
says RUN! Turn your tail and RUN! As a person who has been in the
the bondage of sexual sin, please do no fall for the lie that we are
"free" to enter into that bondage. As followers of Christ we have not
been set free to freely do whatever we want. We have been SET free so
that we may LIVE free of bondage.
EMOTIONAL & SEXUAL FULFILLMENT
reason I have heard why this movie being excused is many say women are
not as effected sexually the way men are, but sometimes we are tempted
in deeper ways that can be just as destructive. Our sexual urges are
almost directly tied to our emotions. I urge all Christian Women to
read "Every Woman's Battle: Discovering God's Plan for Sexual and Emotional Fulfillment " because we can be just as tempted as men by our
enemy and desirous flesh from the angle of relational/ emotional
urges. As a woman who committed my full life to Christ in my late
teens, I know how you can give pieces of your heart away to even
fictional characters. Every piece you give away is one your husband
That all I have to say about that, and I am
sure many have said it better than I have. But I hope it helps someone
on the edge of seeing this movie and maybe call me or message me to
make sure I don't give int and watch it!