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The Church Lady, Magic Mike, and Fifty Shades of Grey!

Magic Mike – Movie: Released Summer 2012 “A male stripper takes a rookie under his wing and instructs him in the finer points of their trade” (Fandango). Fifty Shades of Grey – “The first book in the erotica trilogy that began life as Twilight fan fiction before becoming a best selling ebook, has sold 31 million copies worldwide, to date.  In the US alone, the book hit 20 million in sales in July” (Forbes).  According to a NY writer interviewed by  CNN, much of the success of these books is due to the “virtual anonymity” women have when downloading E-books. What does a Church Lady have to do with Magic Mike and Fifty Shades of Grey?

His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage

I don’t know how I missed it … But,  I had never read His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair- Proof Marriage, until two weeks ago.  (Over 2 million copies of the book have been sold). The following is a book review. Willard F. Harley, Jr. wrote His Needs, Her Needs:  Building an Affair-Proof Marriage, to help men and women become aware of the ten critical needs that should be met for a healthy marriage. Harley’s book takes a practical approach in helping husbands and wives look for and provide what the other needs in marriage. He begins with the question, “How affair-proof is your marriage?”   This question provokes couples to consider the current status of their marriage.  He drives home the fact that all marriages are unique, but that there are critical emotional needs that should be met within every marriage in order for it to be healthy.  If these needs are not met within marriage, couples will become vulnerable to having those needs met outside of marriage.  Harley shows how unmet needs lead …