Oh, my little Grey’s…
To begin, I have to say that I really enjoyed the episode aside from the obvious, considering how pro-Catholic this website is. But, more on that later. Is it just me, or did every woman in America (except Emilie and Nikki) either say or think, “YES, PLEASE!” when McDreamy asked about some hot sex? I know, and I just got through saying how Catholic we are, and here I am talking about lust. I’m sorry, I have such a crush on Patrick Dempsey; I have for as long as I can remember. But truly, I am an old married woman who loves her husband very, very much and is 100% devoted to him, so I’m totally kidding.
I laughed out loud at the look on Derek’s face when he saw Meredith come down from McVet’s (or O’Dreamy’s, or whatever other names people have come up with for him) apartment fresh from a shower and wearing his shirt. I’m glad that George went home; and the Burke and Cristina scene at the end–wow! Chris O’Donnell is so adorable! I feel like there are other things, but I’m too focused on the whole “large Catholic family with tired mom who wants her tubes tied and wants to hide it from her husband” storyline. Can anyone say, “STUPID”? Here’s why:
Any couple who is so devout that they would consciously be 100% open to life by having 7 flipping children and not contracepting all for the sake of their belief in God and the Church would/should have at least heard of Natural Family Planning, which would mean they wouldn’t stop having sex completely for 3 flipping years. We are NFP class dropouts, and even we know that! Yes, NFP calls for periods of abstinence, but certainly not 3 years! Ridiculous! And, if they were so desperate as to not want to have anymore kids that they stopped having sex for 3 years, don’t you think they would have sought other options and found NFP if it wasn’t already presented to them by their parish or diocese? And, I know it’s the “cool” thing to do, so they acted as if contracepting is the only option and if you don’t contracept, well, you’re stupid and you’ll just have to keep on having babies or get yourself fixed and lie to your spouse. From my undestanding, NFP, practiced correctly, is effective (I admit I don’t have the experience to back it up, but I have studied a great deal about it, and know a number of people who swear by it).
But of course, it has to be portrayed that women who don’t contracept must be popping out an ungodly number of children…And the husband, he must be horrible and controlling with no respect for his wife; Oh, wait! He’s one of those crazy Catholics, that explains it. I understand the argument that it’s a woman’s body, but when you enter the sacrament of marriage, you make a vow to become one with your husband, and he vows the same. Yes, we are told to be submissive to our husbands, and our husbands are supposed to love us in the way Christ loves his Church; which means he would die for you. You do this by CHOICE. Any children or potential children are not exclusively the woman’s “property.” They are as much a part of the husband as they are the wife because the husband and wife are ONE.
I could go on even more about why this is stupid, but I won’t. I think it’s time to come down from my soapbox. And, I still love Grey’s; they aren’t the only ones with stupid Catholic storylines. It’s everywhere; I’d have to stop watching TV or reading the news or listening to the radio. It’s just part of it, I guess. God never told us that following Him would be easy; rather He told us just the opposite.