Thread: Wives' Ten Commandments
December 17th 2004, 12:50 AM #1
Wives' Ten Commandments
The following I typed directly out of
"The Log of the Good Ship Grace: Selections From Recent Haven of Rest Broadcasts"
The Haven of Rest was, and maybe still is a nighttime, Christian inspirational program that surely has its merits, but wow, the Ten Commandments that they put forth for women so long ago are interesting. I'm looking forward to your comments.
btw, This was from the 1962 edition:
I. Honor thy own womanhood, that thy days may be long in the house which thy husband provideth for thee.
II. Expect not thy husband to give thee as many luxuries as thy father hath given thee after many years of hard labor and economies.
III. Forget not the virtue of good humor, for verily all that a man hath will he give for a woman's smile.
IV. Thou shalt not nag.
V. Thou shalt coddle thy husband, for verily every man loveth to be fussed over.
VI. Remember that the frank approval of thy husband is worth more to thee than the sidelong glances of many strangers.
VII. Forget not the grace of cleanliness and good dressing.
VIII. Permit no one to assure thee that thou art having a hard time of it; neither thy mother, nor thy sister, nor thy maiden aunt, nor any of thy kinfolk, for the judge will not hold her guiltless who letteth another disparage her husband.
IX. Keep thy home with all diligence, for out of it cometh the joys of thine old age.
X. Commit thy ways unto the Lord thy God and thy children shall rise up and call thee blessed.
Last edited by truthman; December 17th 2004 at 01:14 AM.750 Words - Private, unfiltered, spontaneous, daily writing
December 17th 2004, 01:38 PM #2
Re: Wives' Ten Commandments
Well, it's "a child of it's age", so no need for me to make much exegesis into this through our present age classes.
But if someone wants to argue, i could point what is wrong with that in today's society.
December 17th 2004, 03:48 PM #3
Re: Wives' Ten CommandmentsOriginally posted by Cyrus of PersiaIf there is anything I’ve learned from both conservatives and liberals, it’s that we can have all the “right” answers and still be mean. And when you’re mean, it’s hard for people to listen to, much less desire, your truth.
December 17th 2004, 04:28 PM #4
Re: Wives' Ten Commandments
Hey, I think it is pretty good!
But, like it says in Ephesians, my guy had better love me as he loves himself, and as Christ loves the church, as He gave Himself for it, and then it will be easier for me to keep up my end of the bargain.
Originally posted by the newly-married guy
Securely anchored to the Rock against every storm of trial, testing and tribulation.
December 19th 2004, 10:38 AM #5
Re: Wives' Ten CommandmentsOriginally posted by mossrose
The problem with women's "dual role" (worker both in home and outside) is not something we should admire, or even follow. Thank God, more and more families (at least in Northen Europe) are sharing more home-works than before. Unfortunately women are still more dual-workers than males, because the tradition is hard to change.
I do not want to boast, but i will show it for example (that it is possible for a man to share home-works with working wife). My wife is school teacher, and i'm working mostly at home (on projects, and Church ministry, where i can do many things just using my pc). So we usually share who will do the supper (one evening me, another she, etc), who cleans what, etc. Of course when we will have kids, it will be more complicated. But it is possible (if both are working) to share home-works in today's society. How to share them depends on the nature of job, of course.
December 20th 2004, 04:51 PM #6
Re: Wives' Ten CommandmentsOriginally posted by truthman750 Words - Private, unfiltered, spontaneous, daily writing
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