Susan and Dan, a lovely Christian couple had been married for 18 and a half years now. They had a good Christian daughter named Hannah. She was 16 and she did really well in school.
Susan was a writer and Dan was a local business man. The relationship between the both of them was awesome and they still had that wonderful sparkle in their eyes whenever they looked at each other. As a matter of fact, it was more than a sparkle now. It was more like a 3 billion watts bulb.
Their daughter, Hannah had the privilege of growing up in a home where she could see what a real couple that love each other with all their heart looks like.
Being a writer, Susan soon introduced her daughter to Christian novels.
Hannah gradually began to get into Christian novels and her and her mother now had one more special thing that they both cared about a lot and could talk about together.
Other girls in school soon noticed that Hannah now carried about a lot of novels these days and it attracted the friendship of girls who love to read novels and soon Hannah had quite a lot of new friends that loved to read and talk about novels. However, the girls read a wide variety of novels and not just Christian ones. So as the girls would buy, borrow, read and exchange novels; Hannah found herself with an unending supply of non-Christian romance novels that where intense and were sensual and literally graphic.
One day, Hannah’s mother saw Hannah reading a sensual romance novel in her room. Hannah’s mother told her to stop reading it and she began to explain to her why she doesn’t want her reading it.
Hannah’s mother told Hannah that it is not pure and right for a Christian to read such novels. It goes against what the bible says we should allow ourselves to think about in the book of Philippians 4: 8, which says; “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
She then told Hannah to return it to it’s owner the next day and never collect any such sensual romance novel from her friends ever again.
Hannah agreed with her Mum and said that she would do what she says, but later that night Hannah figured it would be a waste to have a novel just sitting there and not read it knowing fully well that she would have to return it the next day. Besides, she had already covered almost half the novel before her Mum came. She might as well finish the novel and find out how things would turn out for the characters.
So Hannah stayed up all night speed – reading the novel in other to finish the whole thing before she had to return it the next day.
Hannah had planned to finish the book and then follow her Mum’s advise and dish sensual romance novels, but after she finished reading the book she liked it so much that she started collecting more and more sensual romance novels from her friend. She would take them home and read them, all the while being careful to hide them from her Mum.
Soon, Hannah fell in love with the kind of masculine characters that sensual romance novels promote: the protective bad boy type.
Hannah’s eyes soon fell on a guy in her school who was notorious for being a bad boy just as he was notorious for being gorgeous and she started seeing him behind her parents back.
One day, when Hannah was alone with him in his parents winter cabin that was near the beach, he tried to force himself on her but she refused. He then started to beat her up and he told her that what was going to happen was going to happen and nothing was going to stop it.
Hannah shouted, “NOTHING WOULD HAPPEN IN JESUS NAME”, as she struggled with the not so gorgeous now bad boy. Fortunately, Hannah was able to slip out of his grip, run into the bathroom and lock the door. She pulled out her cell phone and called her Mum. Her Mum called the cops and 15 minutes later Hannah’s parents where there and so were the cops that were now all around the cabin.
The bad boy was taken away in handcuffs.
When Hannah’s parents consoled her, Hannah’s Mum’s eyes swept past the sofa in the cabin where her daughter’s hand bag was and saw a sensual romance novel beside the bag, she got annoyed and turned to Hannah and said, “IF YOU WANT SENSUAL GET MARRIED.”