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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.