My So-Called Life as a Submissive Wife: A One-Year Experiment...and Its Liberating Results by Sara Horn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Can a modern wife be submissive to her husband?
In her highly anticipated sequel to My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife, author Sara Horn takes on one of the most widely debated subjects for a Christian wife--marital submission.
What does biblical submission look like for wives today? And why is submission viewed as such a dirty word by so many women and men in our culture, including Christians? Can a happily married couple live out the biblical model of submission and be the better for it?
Horn takes on a one-year experiment to seek answers to these questions and to explore what it means to be submissive as a wife and "helper" to her husband. The answers--and her discoveries--may surprise you.
This unique, entertaining, and thought-provoking personal account will challenge women to throw out their preconceived notions of what a submissive wife looks like and seek fresh leading from God for their lives and marriages today.
I love Sara's honesty in this book! She shares the good and the bad, the struggles and successes, her thoughts on how the world views her choices and her desire to follow God as well as her confusion as to what submission really is.
Her writing is humorous and to be honest I can't imagine trying an experiment such as this while living with my in-laws and then adding my grandmother-in-law to the mix as well! She manages to keep it all together...mostly. She even shares how the changes she made let to changes in her husband as well.
The only thing that was missing was direct instruction on what it is to be submissive, but that is something I love as well. God didn't give a step by step depiction of what submission to a husband is, probably because submission looks slightly different in every marriage. God laid the groundwork and left the rest up to us to work out, which Sara quickly picks up on. Like her, though, sometimes I wish the instructions were a little clearer! :)
So I highly recommend this for every engaged or married woman to read if they truly want to honor God and their husband in their relationship. This isn't a throwback, obey your husband without thought, male dominating concept. This is the way to a marriage that really is forever after.
I did receive an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.