Posts Tagged ‘christian submission’

The Dateable Rules and ways to make yourself that “dateable” girl.

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Author Justin Lookadoo has been getting heat from the social media mob for putting his faith-based advice to boys and girls out there. We agree with most of what he has to say, but find that a good part of the advice to the girls are basically rehashed wisdom from Helen B. Andelin’s femininity bible Fascinating Womanood. For boys and men, if you want to read a definitive tome on regaining traditional manhood, our husbands suggests Helen’s husband Aubrey Andelin’s book Man of Steel.

Still Justin is a man, and whenever a man speaks, we immediately drop everything and give him our full attention, eager to agree with him and support him!

Among the ten dateable girl rules – rules that Justin believes will endear a girl to a boy, we find #1, 9 and 10 closest to Helen’s and the Stepford Wives Organization’s creed:

1. Accept your girly-ness. You’re a girl. Be proud of all that means. You are soft, you are gentle, you are a woman. Don’t try to be a guy. Guys like you because you are different from them. So let your girly-ness soar.

9. Let him lead. God made guys as leaders. Dateable girls get that and let him do guy things, get a door, open a ketchup bottle. They relax and let guys be guys. Which means they don’t ask him out!!!

10. Need him. Dateable girls know that guys need to be needed. A Dateable girl isn’t Miss Independent. She knows we are made for community. Needing each other is part of faith. She allows him to be needed at times, knowing he was called to serve just as much as she was.

from Justin’s website: R. U. Dateable

As long as there are traditionalists out there spreading the good word, there will always be detractors trying to bring them down. We are certainly no stranger to this, given the amount of disagreeable emails we receive each week. Happily we also have many supporters. So please be patient with us, as we answer all your emails one by one, while we try to update our website on a regular basis.

Don’t worry. We’re still here!

Our Favorite Quotes

Friday, January 14th, 2011

woman must serve man

Quotes are difficult entities. Often taken out of context, they can be easily misconstrued as miniatures of extreme rhetoric. We looked over several books on quotations involving women and wives. Some quotations- while ridiculously misogynistic – have no reference to women at all. They could be in reference to men. (And if that were the case, why is it no longer an issue?) We have heard women’s groups complain about The Smiths’ “Bigmouth Strikes Again” as woman-hating. But the song is written by Morrissey, who retains ambiguity in his sexual preference. There’s no indication in the lyrics, furthermore, that he is referring to a woman. It could have been a male partner.

Still we at the organization love quotations for the very reason they are simple reductions that we can memorize and repeat to each other when we get together to exchange recipes and cleaning tips.

We also like to be fair. When we read some passages from one Islamic advice book that raised our eyebrows, Carolyn, my sister, went to great lengths to obtain the actual book. In this instance, Muhammad Imran’s Ideal Woman in Islam. We are not familiar with the religion, but in all fairness, the book, taken in its entirety, exhorts men to respect women, their wives, and cherish them. We think that’s a darling sentiment! Therefore, to take one or two sentences out of a 150 page book is a wee bit skewed. I’m sure people do that to our website www.stepfordwife.com / www.stepfordwives.org all the time.

You can’t control the internet, so here are our favorite quotes that we love to recite when the men are not around. Click on the link below to go to our page on our website, stepfordwife.com / stepforwives.org:

 

Our Favorite Quotes

 

I Will Be An Obedient Wife, I Will – Yes I Will!

Monday, October 18th, 2010

British musicians Sam Richards and Tish Stubbs got together to perform this old folk song that can be found in THE SHILLING Song Book A COLLECTION OF 175 OF THE MOST FAVORITE National, Partiotic, Sentimental, and Comic. BALLADS OF THE DAY by W.E. Tunis. It is also mentioned in the The Arkansas Traveler’s Songbook. It is written in 1835 by Alexander Lee. We are not sure whether it is an American or English folk song, although that tends to be a casual borrowing of melodies in those early times. We are sharing the original with you, followed by our modernised version.

I’LL BE NO SUBMISSIVE WIFE.
by Alexander Lee

I’ll be no submissive wife,
No, not I-no, not I;
I’ll not be a slave for life,
No, not I-no, not I;
I’ll be no submissive wife,
No, not I-no, not I;
I’ll not be a slave for life,
No, not I-no, not I !
Think you, on a wedding-day,
That I said, as others say,
“Love, and honor, and obey-
Love, and honor, and obey”?

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, not I!

Chorus, ” Love, and honor, and obey-
Love, and honor, and obey”?
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, not I;
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, not I;
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, not I

I to dulness don’t incline,
No, not I-no, not I;
Go to bed at half-past nine ?
No, not I-no, not I !
I to dulness don’t incline,
No, not I-no, not I;
Go to bed at half-past nine?
No, not I-no, not I !
Should a humdrum husband say
That at home I ought to stay,
Do you think that I’ll obey-
Do you think that I’ll obey?
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, not I!
Do you think that I’ll obey-
Do you think that I’ll obey?

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, not I
No, no, no, etc.


No here is our version:

I’LL WILL BE AN OBEDIENT WIFE.
by the Stepford Wives Organization

I’ll be an obedient wife,
Yes I will – yes I will;
I’ll be an obedient wife,
Yes I will – yes I will;
I’ll be an obedient wife,
Yes I will – yes I will;
Think you, on a wedding-day,
That I said, as others say,
“Love, and honor, and obey-
Love, and honor, and obey”?

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, I will!

Chorus, ” Born to please, live to serve-
Born to serve, live to please”?

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, I will!
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, I will!
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, I will!

I to argue don’t incline,
No, not I-won’t opine;
Go to bed at half-past nine ?
No, not I-no, not I !
I to disagree, don’t incline,
No, not I-won’t opine;
When he wants pleasure anytime?
No, not I-Won’t deny!
Should a humdrum husband say
That at home I ought to stay,
Do you think that I’ll obey-
Do you think that I’ll obey?
Of course I will that’s the Stepford way!
Do you think that I’ll obey-
Do you think that I’ll obey?

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, that’s the Stepford way!