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Nope… Nada… Not gonna happen… Never in a million years!

Despicable is what “50 Shades” is…

I’m not reading the books… and I’m not watching the movie.


Please don’t set out to watch something that could mess with your mind — pretty much for the rest of your life!

…and I’m not taking a stand because of the multiple campaigns online that stand on the same side as me; I am thrilled to see so many people out there taking a stand for what they believe in!

The following is from my wonderful daughter…

There is a massive facebook/twitter campaign going on right now – against the heinous 50 Shades… books AND movie!

I am using the campaign’s hashtag in my title above – #NoGreyNoWay. You can click on one of the links below for more info…

NoGreyNoWay YouTube Video

Facebook Page

Twitter Page


Please be aware that some of the posts on these sites contain graphic information – as many women and men are sharing their own personal experiences about past abuse.





Please stand with us as we spread the word to friends, family and strangers. If you truly care – you will want to do everything possible to protect others from the damaging and devastating effects of this series!




I have not – and I will not – read the book (or watch the movie)!

Exposing your mind to ANYTHING of this nature is just inviting the devil to create a foothold in your very soul – which he will then use to push more sin into your life.




Allowing this story into your head allows it into your heart, your mind, your soul!

You think you can handle it. You tell yourself that you need to be able to make an informed argument. You tell yourself that you need to have ammo to feed that argument. You tell yourself that you can’t properly argue against something you haven’t read or watched personally…

But this series is FAR TOO DANGEROUS to adhere to these rationales.




I am here today to ask you to stand with me and millions of others and put a stop to this movie right now! 

We need to send a strong message to the makers of the movie. They HAVE TO KNOW we are serious!

They HAVE TO KNOW that they will not tear down strong women… men… families… marriages!

They HAVE TO KNOW that we will not lay down and let them roll right over us!


We will stand up for our daughters, our sisters, our mothers, our friends! We will not allow someone to tell us that it is OK for a man to mistreat a woman – even if she agrees to it!

An abuser is very skilled at convincing you that you asked for it, wanted it, or even enjoy it.



No one has the right to treat you like a thing!

No one has the right to treat you like trash!

No one has the right to degrade you and drag you down!




An abuser will tell you that you are not enjoying yourself because you aren’t submitting in the right way.


The greatest trick the devil ever played on women was to make them think submission equals abuse… and then to make them think that choosing to be abused is not abuse but is instead, empowerment – that it is fun, exciting, sexy…

Choosing it does not make it LOVE!

Choosing it does not make it RIGHT!

Choosing it does not make it ENJOYABLE!




It doesn’t matter if it’s consensual or not. It doesn’t matter if it’s by choice or not. It doesn’t matter if it’s “fiction” or not!

Abuse and degradation are nothing to take lightly or as something that is OK as long as we’re talking about two adults or even as long as we are talking about fiction!

It is NEVER OK – not in a fictional story, not in a movie, and certainly not in reality!


Please say NO to 50 Shades… this Valentine’s Day!CLICK TO TWEET!


Stand with us – Make this Valentine’s Day a day of TRUE romance!CLICK TO TWEET!


Remember the true meaning of Valentine’s Day this year – Say no to 50 Shades…CLICK TO TWEET!


Tweet using the Hashtag #NoGreyNoWay to show your support!


And yes… I borrowed most of my post from my wonderful, talented daughter… who graciously shared her thoughts and pictures!

Thanks, Rachel. I love you!


Copyright © 2013-2015 donnasfamilylife.



Disclaimer: For now I will allow comments to this post. I reserve the right to delete any and all derogatory or abusive comments. 



we are in mourning…

Today is a sad time for our family…

Our family is requesting prayers for our extended family in Georgia.

Cameron Miller said his goodbyes to his family and early this morning was carried up to Heaven, leaving behind disease, pain and suffering.

Those left behind are going to miss him; we will grieve his early passing… but our grief will be eased because we know he’s now patiently waiting to be reunited with his loved ones.

God bless!

©Donna J. Mynatt 2014

9/11 | September 11, 2001

we are commanded to pray for our enemies, to love them, to forgive them…


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Where were you on September 11, 2001?

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I will never forget that day…

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Never take your freedom for granted.

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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

~ John 3:16

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

~ John 3:17

God bless you!

1 more day…

1 more day…

to pray for our enemies, to love them, to forgive them…


If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness
~ 1 John 1:9

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Where were you on September 11, 2001?


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God bless you!

2 more days…

2 more days…

to pray for our enemies, to love them, to forgive them…


Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven
~ Luke 6:37

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Where were you on September 11, 2001?



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God bless you!

Being happy…


People’s minds are on Robin Williams this week… such a talented, funny man.

Yet that wasn’t enough to bring him joy… or peace… or comfort.

His death seems senseless, especially since he most likely had everything I had on my “things to make me happy” list:

fame… not likely
lots of money… state job – no
beauty… that’s not gonna happen
a home… eh, still working on that one

I don’t mean to downplay his death; my heart is aching over it. Yet I can’t help but think that he probably had everything money could buy, and it wasn’t nearly enough… for him.

We all have lists or ideas of things we want… things that will make our lives happier… or better, somehow.

I wanted to earn my bachelor’s degree – done.
I really wanted to obtain a master’s degree – done.
I wanted a better job – done (state job, but better).

But none of these really have the capacity to make me happy. Sure, I’m trying to save money to buy a home… a house, a mobile home, whatever – with a few acres to have a garden and some chickens…

I’m not looking for expensive, just something I can afford to fix up and call MY OWN – to share with my daughter and grandchildren (it’ll be theirs, too).

But last night I realized this isn’t going to automatically make everything perfect – there is no perfect (at least not of this world). There are plenty of problems associated with owning your own home – be it house, mobile home or tent.

Taxes, termites, thieves… all spell trouble.

Seriously, people really do have problems with bugs, spiders, termites or snakes; leaky roofs and basements, mold and mildew, a/c and heat interruptions, not to mention appliances… dishwashers, stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, hot water heater… the list goes on and on.

BUT… that’s ok. I’m not depending on it to make me happy, but I still want my own place. Something with hardwood (or faux hardwood) floors, insulated windows and attached clean, usable screens, a deck, porch, or patio – preferably where I can hang a swing and a few plants, a small garden spot, trees for the grandchildren to climb, and a few chickens pecking around the yard, giving us fresh eggs.

Luxuries… well, I certainly wouldn’t turn down a well or spring for water (and splashing), a fireplace, a nice view, and a jacuzzi tub.

And after adding up what I’ve paid in rent the past 10 years… it seems to be time to get serious about it. But this time I’m leaving it all in God’s hands, and asking HIM to use family, friends, co-workers, e-mail or my blogs – to show us where to move, trusting HIM to work out the finances, too.

HE can do this… I’m asking HIM because I want to be sure what happens is HIS will, not mine.

… and I know HE will answer my plea; I just don’t know how… yet.

So I’ll depend on GOD for joy, peace, love, contentment, patience… He’s never let me down.

God bless you, my friend!

How do grown-ups celebrate birthdays?

Next Sunday my daughter will celebrate her 35th birthday!


Her relationship with God means she doesn’t celebrate the way many people do… no dancing, no drinking, no “partying”. None of us do this, so we are on the same page.

So what do we do to make it a special day for her?

One thing she has mentioned wanting to do is visit the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama… so we’re making plans to go sometime next weekend.

Hopefully a little surprise we are working on will pan out while we’re in Huntsville… but since she reads my blog, I can’t say what it is right now… if it happens the way we hope it will, I’ll be giving you an update sometime next weekend.

Whatever we have planned for Saturday and Sunday also have to remain a secret until after the fact. But if my readers have any suggestions, please leave your comments. I’d love to hear any ideas!

Just one more week…

… My grandson is still sick, so please continue to remember him in your prayers. Thank you!

God bless you!

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