EVERYONE LOVES A GIVEAWAY! Read on…

Today, we are going to begin a very special social media give away!  And it is simple, and easy to play.  You will have 3 chances to win!

Step 1:  Follow Me on Social Media:  Facebook Group, Instagram and Twitter.

Facebook Group:  Gena McCown – Valued More than Rubies and Pearls

Instagram:  gmc3mompsl

Twitter:  GMC3Mama

Step 2:  Try to Guess Which Item I Spy!  — Now pay attention, this is important… I have selected a different item for each mode of social media.   You can choose to select 1 item and enter it as your submission on all 3 social media sites – OR- select a different answer for each of the 3 sites.  Your choice.  Leave your choice in the “comment” section on Facebook/Istagram, and REPLY/RETWEET on twitter.

For example:  If we were doing a Halloween Ispy game… I would pick the Pumpkin for Twitter, the Black Cat for Instagram and the Candy Corn for my Facebook group as the winning token.  If you were on twitter and said “candy corn” – you wouldn’t win.  But if you were on facebook and said “candy corn” you would.

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Step 3:  Wait!     The game starts on Monday and will close on Wednesday at Midnight.  Winners will be announced Thursday afternoon.

SO, WHAT IS THE PRIZE?????

To win… you must be the FIRST PERSON to correctly guess the pre-selected item, and you may only win ONCE.

One winner from Istagram, Twitter and Facebook will receive a free E-Book of “Pulling Back the Shades”.  Winners will be announced then contacted with their redemption code & instructions.

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@AuthenticIntimacy #AuthenticIntimacy #PullingBackTheShades #DanaGresh #DrJuliSlattery

 

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WHO DOESN’T LOVE A DEAL! (40% off -or- FREE)

While I haven’t read 50 Shades of Grey, I have read romance novels and books that fall under the heading of erotica before. Let’s be honest, no matter how I justified my choice to read them… I always felt like I was doing something wrong.  Even before I was a Christian, I felt it was wrong.

Women have a longing that isn’t being met, and the Church… well, it’s not talking about it either.

God designed marriage to have a sexual component.  Not just a static, let’s procreate, component… but one that embraces intimacy, oneness, and a deep connection.  When our marriages don’t fulfill that need… we can look to other places.  When we feel less than adequate, we can look to other places.

We fall into a book, like 50 Shades, for a LOT of different reasons.  In the end, it causes more harm than good.

The point of the book “Pulling Back the Shades” is not to shame those of us who read, or have read erotica or “harmless” romance novels.  But instead to start a conversation about sex, intimacy and those real longings of a woman’s heart.

There have been several survey’s on the topic of the 5o Shades book series.

Do you know the youngest reader to admit to reading the series to NY Times was FOURTEEN YEARS OLD.  The authors of the book, found another reader who was only TWELVE YEARS OLD.   The youngest reader of EROTICA… was NINE.

Your initial response might be to blame the parents, for letting them read it in the first place.  However, many parents are not even aware.  Did you know that there book stores that had placed the series in the “Teen /Young Readers” section of their store?  Or, that there is no legal age restriction on books, like you find with movies or magazines.  Since there are no PICTURES, they are not subject to any restrictions on ages (regardless of how graphic content might be).

And then, they are passing them on to their friends to read.  The first book I was ever given, that qualified as erotica, I was a junior in high school.  The book was being passed around our group of friends.  This isn’t anything new.  But instead of it being a little “housewives secret” like it would have been many years ago…. it’s more accepted & growing in acceptance.

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So… what about that deal?

If you would like to read Pulling Back the Shades yourself, as apart of your small group, or gift it to a friend(s)

Moody Publishers has given our Book Team a special coupon code that will give you 40% off the purchase price!  And there is free shipping when you spend over $25.    Just go to http://www.moodypublishers.com/ and enter the coupon code SHADES40

You can read it for FREE… by simply mailing in your copies of 50 Shades for a special TRADE IN program.  Upon receipt, they will mail you back a copy of PULLING BACK THE SHADES for FREE.   Simply go to http://pullingbacktheshades.com/ and at the top left, you’ll see “TRADE YOUR SHADES”.  Click there, and follow the steps.

Uncertain about how you feel?  Read the book, and ask yourself again when you are done.

Pulling Back the Shades – What You Should Know

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Do you know that some of the strongest opponents against the 50 Shades of Grey books and movie are those who are part of the BDSM community?

That means, those who actually participate in this type of sex IN REAL LIFE… call the scenes from the book inaccurate, misinformed & dangerous – on a mental, emotional and physical level.

Why is this important?
Because many a Christian wife has justified reading the series or seeing the movie as a way to HELP her marriage.
Those within the community express valid concerns that this will NOT help your marriage, but in fact do a lot of harm.
Let’s remember that we are called to keep our marriage bed pure.  That doesn’t mean that we cannot have fun with our spouses, and enjoy a spiced up sex life.  However, our marriage bed is also be to a place of respect, safety & love.

Pulling Back the Shades Book Team

I am very honored to have been selected to participate in a special team of bloggers and writers who will be talking about the upcoming movie 50 Shades of Grey, it’s impact on women and marriages and Dana Gresh and Dr Juli Slaterly’s book “Pulling Back the Shades”.

Come back daily to read, participate in discussion and learn more about protecting your marriage bed.

Throughout this process, I will also be consulting with a secular contact who actively participates in the types of sexual fetishes that the books are based around.  Shocking to most, is that those who are in this “community” have strong opinions against what is depicted in the series.

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