Today I want to talk about books.
Cracking open a book unearths entire worlds, at your fingertips. I learn best through reading. I enjoy it immensely. I have a ridiculous amount of books. I am a complete and total bibliophile of the worst order. I read books about academics, Christianity, child development, and occasionally fiction.
Loving to read is a wonderful thing... if you are careful.
I went into a bookstore the other day that had romance novels listed as literature. Books about "love" and the knight-in-shining-armor are actually much more dangerous than they first appear.
So, why am I writing about romance novels? There is a great deal of "literature" out there now. And I am going to call it for what it is: pornography for women.
That statement upsets a lot of women. These same women usually tell me that romance novels and pornography are not the same thing. Their justification is that these books are just words.
But you know what? For most women, words are the way to our hearts. Think about it and you will know it is true. Words lead to emotional connections, these can (and often do) cause women to wish for their husbands to be like the men in their books. Then they get upset when their men don't fulfill their fantasies.
And for someone who loves to read, it is easy to get caught in this trap. And I have, more than once. This trap is one that can and does affect you life.
Beware of this trap. Romans 12:2 says, "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." Be cautious with what you allow into your minds. Make sure that it is good, acceptable, and perfect.