Why I Will Be Watching Old Fashioned and Skipping Fifty Shades of Grey

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I am sure every where you turn these days you are seeing all the promotion for Fifty Shades! Its all over the tv,  you are probably seeing it all through your facebook feed, you over hear ladies talking about it. I mean you can’t help but notice how hard they are working to grab not only our attention but the attention of our sons & daughters, our marriages, how we look at relationships.

Do not fall for it sweet readers!

We can really make our voices heard on Valentine’s Day by NOT going to see Fifty Shades but instead GOING and see Old Fashioned!

In our home something we do is, filter what we read, watch, listen & play through God’s word. The scripture we use for this is Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”

I was blessed to receive a copy of Old Fashioned to watch. I am so very excited to share with you why I will be attending Old Fashioned and skipping Fifty Shades.

Take a peak at what people are saying about this movie:


OLD FASHIONED is the story of a former frat boy and a free-spirited woman who together attempt the impossible: an “old-fashioned” courtship in contemporary America.

As with Christian Grey in “Fifty Shades,” OLD FASHIONED protagonist Clay Walsh packs a past. In contrast to Grey, however, Clay resists his friends’ cynicism and rejects the dead-end pain of standard dating. While Christian Grey leads Ana to the Red Room of Pain, Clay Walsh takes pains to avoid using Amber, whom he’s attracted to. “When did treating women with respect become the joke?” Clay asks in the film. In an earlier scene he muses, “I don’t believe dating trains us to be good husbands and wives. It trains us to be skilled in the superficial.” 

“Old Fashioned gives hope that building a friendship first can result in an amazing relationship!”

I will be honest I have not read the book series nor do I plan to read them. However I have read a brief description and seen the trailer for the upcoming movie (not by choose, it came over my tv) and that alone was enough to have me running for the hills. I did not come to know the Lord until I was 34 years old. I lived a very destructive life before meeting Jesus.  Fifty Shades is offering a false sense of what love is. Its a temporary feeling that keeps the reader wanting more. It leaves the reader wondering if being a doormat at the call of a selfish being would be worth trying?

Going back to Phil 4:8-9 helps to keep things in perspective that Old Fashioned would be a great fit in renewing our minds that there is hope is building a friendship first can result in an amazing relationship. Old Fashioned gives this generation a hope that romance is not about fulfilling their own needs but putting the needs of the other person above their own. That holding to boundaries protects the relationship in ways that show them a new way to pursue love.  Provides marriages new and exciting ways to romance their spouse.

I have 3 sons and we watched this as a family. We have been training them already about courtship, accountability and pointing back to Jesus on why we do what we do. Old Fashioned laid out what we have already been teaching giving our sons a vision of what it could look like to pursue a woman differently no matter what their friends are doing. It struck up great conversations because Clay had boundaries that so many would think is crazy is our world today. Our home gives Old Fashioned a 5 star rating and very family friendly.

May we never forget what Love truly looks like: “Love is patient, love is kind… it is not self-seeking… Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” – Corinthians 13:4

Tyndale House Publishers releases two books based on the movie: Old Fashioned, a screenplay novelization by Rene Gutteridge, and a non-fiction devotional, The Old Fashioned WayReclaiming the Lost Art of Romance, on relationships and dating, and written by Ginger Kolbaba.

Old Fashioned comes out Valentine’s Day, check listing for a city near you.

Check out the Trailer:

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Thanks to Lovell-Fairchild Communications for providing a copy of Old Fashioned for review. Follow them on Facebook & Twitter.

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I am a sinner saved by grace trying to move through this broken world as a wife, mom and homeschooler. I have 3 gorgeous sons {24, 17 & 11} and a wonderful husband of 13 years, that have my heart! I don’t have all the answers however sharing my life with you in hopes that it will drawer you closer to Him. I pray that when you leave here you walk away knowing Him better.

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