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My So-Called Life as a Submissive Wife: A One-Year Experiment...and Its Liberating Results

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    One of my favorite authors! Sara brings to light a subject that

    One of my favorite authors! Sara brings to light a subject that is hard to swallow and not only shows the reality behind it, but though humor shows us the trials and successes of her self imposed challenge.  Wonderful and easy read, perfect for women of all ages. Highly recommend if for self study or women's groups.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2013

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    Reviewed by Lindsay Satmary for Readers' Favorite I know what y

    Reviewed by Lindsay Satmary for Readers' Favorite

    I know what you’re thinking. You have a vision of some poor woman slaving away, baking endless pies for the rest of her life. I thought the same thing; this is definitely not me. But then, out of curiosity, I read the description of the book and decided to give it a chance despite my reservations. I’m glad I did. The word “submissive” carries with it such a negative connotation in our modern society where women are striving to be equals. However, the concept of being a submissive wife in this book has nothing at all to do with baking pies and being a June Cleaver, but everything to do with the way that God intended a marriage to be. It’s about allowing your husband to become the head of the household and, in doing so, the mutual support for one another builds a strong marriage that will last a lifetime. 

    I’m the first to admit that this is not something I’m good at. At all. But after reading  My So-Called Life as a Submissive Wife by Sara Horn, I would be willing to at least try. And I think I will end up surprising myself, just as Sara did. As she mentions from the very beginning, if you’re looking for a how-to manual, this is not it. This book is a very honest and real experience that she shares in such a way that we feel we’re experiencing everything along with her. She shares the same questions, concerns, and struggles that most modern day women would have regarding such a topic. She learns lessons, makes mistakes, and grows as a person. It’s been a while since I’ve read such an honest account of someone’s personal journey that I could identify with so well. 

    I highly recommend this book to every Christian wife and strongly believe that upon finishing the book, you too will have a new perspective on the way that God intended marriage to function. Rather than losing freedom, Sara gained so much more. I believe if I follow in her footsteps, I can achieve similar results. If you want to improve your marriage, you should read the book and learn about what Sara learned throughout her one-year-long experiment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    I wasn¿t sure what to expect when I started reading this book. I

    I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading this book. I was hoping the book wasn’t going to be just a dry theological lesson. Had it been, I either would have most likely stop reading or possibly finish it with battle wounds upon recognizing my own ongoing failings. But this book was much different than I expected!

    The book is not a how to manual but rather the writings, in a wonderful conversational style, of a woman who honestly shares her failures and successes in seeking to honor God and her husband. She uses humor as she shares stories of her day-to-day life and the choices she makes in different situations. From those choices she learns more and more what it looks like to submit to her husband. Through her spiritual growth and choices, it becomes obvious the changes that take place in her as well as her husband.

    Sara’s honesty is part of what draws in the reader to the point that you feel as though you have made a new friend. As a reader, you can sense she is warm, genuine and down to earth. Because of these qualities, I found that what I learned from her could be applied it to my own marriage.

    I recommend this book. You won’t be disappointed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    What an encouraging book! I love how Sara lets you in to her fam

    What an encouraging book! I love how Sara lets you in to her family, her marriage. I often felt she was writing about me and my husband! This book has helped me to start a dialog with my husband and has given me a lot to pray about. I look forward to rereading it and passing it along to friends. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

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    Society today will tell you, ¿Do not read this book!¿. However,

    Society today will tell you, “Do not read this book!”. However, I challenge you to step out of the box and READ THIS BOOK! This is not a “how to”, or a “do this and you can accomplish being the perfect wife” type of book. It is an earnest look into one women’s journey to get closer to God and closer to the wife, mother and child of God that He intends her to be. Sara Horn is a woman like you and me just trying to dive deeper into the word of God. It’s honest, thought provoking and humorous to read about her journey. I saw myself throughout the book, my circumstances different, but the internal conflicts and feelings were the same. We are not meant to be door mats. That is not what is meant when the Bible uses the word submission. Society has twisted that word into something ugly. So I say gain a new perspective on this word by reading this book and just see where it takes you. I will leave you with one of my WOW moments from this book: “But I’m not sure God designed us as wives to be yes-women to our husbands. Otherwise, where does the whole “iron sharpening iron” thing happen?” (Pg183 Sara Horn) You and your husband should sharpen each other!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Sara Horn's newest release is another hit! I fell in love with h

    Sara Horn's newest release is another hit! I fell in love with her writing when I read her Proverbs 31 Wife book last Christmas. Her witty, real-life, heartfelt writing carries through to the Submissive Wife book as well. This truly is a book for wives of all ages and is now on my list for wedding shower gifts, along with her Proverbs 31 book! Sara uses her real life experiences to share with us the joys, frustrations, fears and amazing changes being a submissive wife can bring to a marriage. Including her husband's thoughts and reactions to this whole submissive wife thing takes this book up a level, especially page 184, which particularly resonated with me and my marriage.

    Read it, read it again, then pass it on to another wife who could use some encouragement.

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