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We’re Still Here (November 15, 2017)

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

grateful that he married me

We haven’t abandoned this blog / website / organization. The ladies in the organization were in the process of relocating to a different town north of Connecticut.

We have been reading your delightful emails and are still in the process of replying to each and every single one of them. Plese bear with us.

In the meantime, we leave you with our favorite quotes from the good book.

Check back soon and look for our replies to your email.

from John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands
This is an instance, explaining the above general rule; which subjection lies in honour and reverence, ( Ephesians 5:33 ) , and in obedience; they should think well of their husbands, speak becomingly to them, and respectfully of them; the wife should take care of the family, and family affairs, according to the husband’s will; should imitate him in what is good, and bear with that which is not so agreeable; she should not curiously inquire into his business, but leave the management of it to him; she should help and assist in caring and providing for the family; and should abide with him in prosperity and adversity, and do nothing without his will and consent: and this subjection is only to her husband; not to any other man, nor to her children, nor to her servants, or any brought into her house; and this consideration should render the subjection more easy, voluntary, and cheerful: and which is but reasonable that it should be; as may be gathered from the time, matter, and end of the woman’s creation, she was made after him, out of him, and for him; and from her fall, and being first in the transgression; and from her being the weaker and inferior sex; and from the profitableness and comeliness of it; and the credit of religion requires it, that so the word of God be not blasphemed: wherefore it follows,
-Ephesians 5.22

from 1 Peter 3:1 – 3:6 (Amplified Bible)

IN LIKE manner, you married women, be submissive to your own husbands [subordinate yourselves as being secondary to and dependent on them, and adapt yourselves to them], so that even if any do not obey the Word [of God], they may be won over not by discussion but by the [godly] lives of their wives,

When they observe the pure and modest way in which you conduct yourselves, together with your reverence [for your husband; you are to feel for him all that reverence includes: to respect, defer to, revere him–to honor, esteem, appreciate, prize, and, in the human sense, to adore him, that is, to admire, praise, be devoted to, deeply love, and enjoy your husband].

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A Stepford Wife Is Not Complete Without Her Smile….

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Proverbs 31 in the good book may outline many of the qualities to be a strong, good, hard-working wife. Many of our readers who are terrific individuals who work hard at their marriage and relationship on top of their daily routine know this. However, what sets a Stepford Wife apart is that you should do all this – on top of your daily work – with a big, bright smile.

A Stepford Wife may work hard – at cooking, cleaning, taking care of and pleasing the man in our lives, but it means nothing unless we do it with a smile, especially a smile for him.

A Stepford Wife Needs A Man and Her Smile To Bring Her To Life at

A Stepford Wife Needs A Man and Her Smile to bring her to life at

We look at it this way: smiling is the cherry on top of dressing nice, being neat and clean, courteous and polite, and staying in shape.

A Stepford Wife Needs Her Smile at

A Stepford Wife Needs Her Smile at

Constant dieting and exercise are great. Never complaining and sugar-coating everything as if your station in life is the greatest thing is wonderful, but smiling is the crown that should sit on all that hard work. Smiling means we are happy to be compliant and submissive to our man’s needs and his happiness.

A Stepford Wife Needs Her Smile at

A Stepford Wife Needs Her Smile at

The art of the Stepford Wife is to make it all seem effortless. Let the day glide by as if you haven’t lifted a finger…and look forward to the night when we do our real work.

With a smile to show how glad we are to be with him!

A Stepford Wife Should Serve and Please Her Man With A Smile at

A Stepford Wife Should Serve and Please Her Man With A Smile at

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The Husband Is The Head of The Wife

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Ephesians 5:22

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Monday, October 10th, 2011

We girls at the organization are not devout or deeply religious, but we are involved in our local Protestant church whenever there are functions, events, bake-offs, or charitable work for the less fortunate. We do get inspiration from the good book and the events that are described in the Bible. (In fact, some of our favorite passages come from 1 Peter and Ephesians 5:22 – 5:24) You can look at some of our favorite quotes here at our official website.

Our greatest model for femininity begins with Eve. We believe that the symbolical meaning of woman being created from man’s rib is the foundation of the Stepford edict: Eve was created solely to be a helper to Adam, to keep him company so he would not be alone.

That Eve was seduced by the serpent to take that first bite, thus banishing both man and woman from the garden of Eden meant the weight of sin is on the woman’s shoulders. We were taught by the Stepford Men’s Organization that a deep sense of shame and contrition should be our identity as faithful wives to our husbands. Marriage is our second chance to do right by our men. Where Eve faltered, we will succeed.

One of our trademarks as girls of the Stepford Wives Organization is that we all have long hair. We also drew inspiration from the story of Simon of Pharisees inviting Jesus to dinner.

A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. 38 As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. Luke 7:36-7:38 NIV

It’s not often that our husbands request us to wash their feet with our hair, but the symbolic gesture of having a lengthy mane to fulfill our lord’s wishes has always been greatly appreciated. After all, we took the first bite from that apple. As women, we have figuratively lived sinful lives. Cherishing the Stepford way of pleasing our men, being a helpmeet and attentive wives to them is our way of seeking redemption.

Book Review: How To Be A Pure Obedient Christian Wife: Carolyn Mahaney’s Feminine Appeal

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

carolyn mahaney feminine appeal

The advice given in this book is based on Ephesians 5:22-33, Titus 2 – 3, Timothy 2:10-2:12, Colossians 3:18, Proverbs 31 and a few more. In a nutshell, be happy, be delighted, enjoy your food, enjoy loving your husband, cherish your kids, have pride in running your home, be modest in your dress and adornment, take care of yourself, take care of your physical attributes, be pure, don’t fool around, be attractive, be always available emotionally and sexually to your husband, compliment your husband, create the mood, be kind to your children, be kind to your husband, don’t question him and if you do, let him make the final decision, just trust god. And of course, be submissive, obedient, meek, gentle, and a quiet helpmeet to your husband.

We ladies at the organization see absolutely nothing wrong with any of this. We feel it is the natural order of things, and the natural position of the wife. It’s worked for hundreds of years in cultures all around the world. Feminism – the kind that encouraged women to abandon homemaking and go compete with men outside the home – ran out of steam in less than 25 years. It’s not trendy to be a homemaker, let alone a religious one. But trends come and go, sound marriages last a lifetime.

The author saves the dynamite for the last chapter. Shrill naysayers will undoubtedly scream murder when a woman is instructed to be submissive to her husband. But Mahaney states very specifically on pg 137 that the Book of Genesis, at the very beginning of the Bible states that both male and female are created in the image of god, and therefore equal. It isn’t about inferiority or being in a demeaning position. Submission, in this context, echos the church’s submission to Christ, and Christ’s sacrificial love. The chapter “The Beauty of Submission” goes on to say that at no point, was there a call for women to submit to any and every man, only wife to husband. Also, she does advise that when husbands makechoices that are detrimental to the family “requesting assistance in such circumstances is helping the husband.” I have seen reviewers say that the author recommends praying for all situations. That’s simply inaccurate.

Even if you are not religious, there are many chapters of sound advice. If you are familiar with advice books from the 1900s, you will see many familiar ideas here. As an added bonus, look especially for the passages quoting a number of husbands on how they are made to feel cherished by their wives, as well as a section on children talking about the tenderness of their moms.

The book is separated into three sections. The Main Body by Carolyn Mahaney (158 pages), A Study Guide and Questions section corresponding to each chapter (22 pages), and a short appendix with footnotes and bibliography that points to further reading.