I am inclined to disagree with the reviewer who felt the book read like a "1950's Home Ec. Book." I'm in my late 20's, and while the book is not written with the modern feminist movement in mind, it is still a great book with wonderful ideas. Yes, women were created to be a "help-mate" for men, specifically, to our husbands. Women were/are instructed by the Apostle Paul to respect and to submt ourselves to our husbands, which is what Mrs. George emphasizes.
As for being "physically available" for our husbands, not only is it Biblical - but in the book, Mrs. George is referring to women who withhold sex from their husbands as "punishment" for some transgression.
As for the comment that the author commends a woman for dropping out of Bible study to spend time with her husband, it was taken out of context. In the book, a friend of the author had to choose between her Wednesday "morning out/ladies brunch/Bible study" and spending the day with her husband, whose day off fell on Wednesday.
I commend the author for standing up for the traditional marriage relationship. No, everything she says won't work for every couple, but the main idea is to make your husband your #2 priority (after God - of course) I believe that author makes a very good argument for the relationship between a husband and wife. So often in marriages the couple grows apart and children, careers, and selfish behavior take over.
Ms. Parrothead "Book Lover, Amazon.com 53 Comments
[3/9/2009 6:24:12 PM]
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Tom S. Fox
"HELP-MATE" IS NOT A WORD!!!
3/9/2009 12:18:49 PM
Hey, you know what? I'm in a "traditional marriage relationship", and I still say that the "apostle" Paul AND you can both suck it.
3/9/2009 6:27:33 PM
So I should just let my husband bang me anytime he wants? Shouldn't it be more of a mutual decision?
The 'God created women to be slaves' thing is one of the reasons I left Christianity.
3/9/2009 6:43:42 PM
You go and do that, you piece of shit and a waste of a human being.
3/9/2009 6:45:16 PM
What are you doing on the computer? Go make your man dinner, and blow him while he's eating. That's your entire reason for living, isn't it?
3/9/2009 6:51:18 PM
Says a terminally single tightass guy masquerading unconvincingly as a woman.
3/9/2009 6:53:56 PM
That's right bitch, now get back to the kitchen before I give you another black eye!
ps- grow some balls, and learn to think and act for yourself, loser.
3/9/2009 6:55:05 PM
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3/9/2009 7:03:29 PM
Allegory for Jesus
So, women's sole purpose in life is helping men, and therefore must submit authority to them and have sex with them at their beck and call. Please, please tell this to the people who say that the Bible isn't sexist. Pretty please!
3/9/2009 7:04:45 PM
We know that if your husband is as stupid as you, it probably doesn't matter. FACT.
3/9/2009 7:11:17 PM
This was probably written by the authpr's best friend, who just happens to be a male.
3/9/2009 7:18:06 PM
I commend the author for standing up for the traditional marriage relationship.
Yes. I too want concubines back too.
Oh wait, you're not thinking of THAT traditional marriage.
3/9/2009 7:29:24 PM
This smells of poe to me.
3/9/2009 7:43:18 PM
Uh oh. You can't drop out of bible studies to spend the day with your husband, if your husband is #2. (after God - of course) That is surely the road to hell.
3/9/2009 7:47:27 PM
"Yes, women were created to be a "help-mate" for men, specifically, to our husbands. "
That is your opionon, and everyone does not have to agree with it.
"Mrs. George is referring to women who withhold sex from their husbands as "punishment" for some transgression. "
Women aren't sex machines.
". So often in marriages the couple grows apart and children, careers, and selfish behavior take over."
Oh yes, heaven forbid us women put our children's well being before our husband's sex life.
3/9/2009 8:07:43 PM
Hell, at least you're capable of spelling "mate". Aside from that, well, relationships take work, and it's required from *gasp* BOTH SIDES.
3/9/2009 8:26:43 PM
Selfish behavior like having children and a career.
3/9/2009 8:37:59 PM
3/9/2009 8:38:01 PM
Oh, and it's spelled "help-meet".
3/9/2009 8:39:13 PM
Buffalo Bill, is that you? Who wants to bet "she" typed this while mumbling, "Would you fuck me? I'd fuck me."?
3/9/2009 8:57:23 PM
That's right, bitch, now get in the kitchen and make me a chicken potpie! Get me a beer while you're at it. You don't want to be talking through a mouth of broken teeth, do ya?
3/9/2009 10:11:12 PM
Wait! This posting makes me want to be a Christian again! Why? Well, because I like to give it up the ol' Chocolate Highway, if you know what I mean. But every bitch I've been with don't want it that way! What's up with dat? I am, after all, the next closest thing to God! These beyatches gotta learn there place! After all, it's what Apostle Paul said! So, there!!!
3/9/2009 10:44:29 PM
Why do women join Christianity?
3/9/2009 11:12:06 PM
Submissive. I laugh at your feeble mind.
3/9/2009 11:48:15 PM
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