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50 Shades of Grey & the Longings of the Female Heart

The luxurious Damson Dene Hotel in northern England made international news back in 2012 when it replaced in-room Bibles with copies of the runaway bestseller 50 Shades of Grey. Owner Jonathan Denby said he thought it "a hospitable thing to do," religious books being a "wholly inappropriate" choice for private bedrooms in a modern, secular society. About the same time, several hotels in the U.S. were cashing in on the 50 Shades sensation by offering "50 Shades of Grey" romance packages so that, as Karla Cripps of put it, "fans of that sizzling, steamy, saucy, sexy, sensational novel . . . can now plan their own...


has a BS in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, IN, and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #31, Winter 2014 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |


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