First off, I would like to point out that I am a book worm and when I
hear something is good I want to read it right away. My bf recommended
this book to me, and last night I started reading it and had a really
hard time putting it down. But of course, being a mom and having to work
the next day, I had to go to bed so reluctantly I didn't finish reading
the whole thing in one sitting, lol. Now, I have been thinking today
about a few different things that didn't occur to me while I was buried
in the book last night, and I wanted to open a discussion/debate about
this book because I'm conflicted about it.
As a christian, do you think it is wrong to enjoy this book? I have read many, many books before that have nothing to do with God, and even some had sex scenes in it, but none ever made me question whether or not I should just turn away. Now, I would like to point out that a lot of things in this book do interest me and I know that it is my own choice what I do with my husband behind closed doors, I'm not questioning how it makes me want to try new things. That is natural, normal. What I mean by this question is, I wonder if it is like watching porn? Only in your head? Because in the book I clearly imagine Grey and Ana, because that is just apart of reading a book, you imagine the story. But when I think about it afterwards, I imagine myself and my husband. I can't decide if I think it is wrong or not? Can I get some opinions?
EDIT: I'd like to say thank you ladies for all the replies, opinions, and suggestions! I think I have compromised with myself and my conflicting feelings. Someone said they skipped a lot of the sex scenes, so I think when start to feel uncomfortable I'll just do that, lol. I have read tons of books, and I'm always into detail... It never occurred to me to that I could just skip. Thanks again ladies :)