My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife
A One-Year Experiment...and Its Surprising Results
Author Sara Horn always admired the Proverbs 31 wife, but when she became a busy writer and mother, she deemed this model to be dated and impossible. Or is it? Join Sara as she heads into a one-year domestic experiment and offers full access to see if this biblical model can be embraced by a modern woman—even one who can’t sew.
With humility and humor, Sara sets out to pursue the Proverbs 31 characteristics through immersing herself in all things domestic, but when her family's situation changes and she must return to a full-time job, she's forced to look at the Proverbs 31 woman with a whole new viewpoint. Through it all, she and readers discover:
what it means to be a godly woman and a wifehow investing in family and faith refines priorities as a spouse and a parenthow mistakes are opportunities for growth
This thought-provoking, surprising, and entertaining personal account will inspire women to try their own experiments in living out God’s purpose for their lives.
In a sequel to her My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife, the founder of Wives of Faith, a ministry to military wives, follows a "One-Year Experiment... and Its Liberating Results" by being submissive to her husband. Horn chronicles her experiences in somewhat disorganized journal fashion, offering thoughts and lessons learned during the process, but doesn't tackle the subject in a broader or theological sense. Humor laces anecdotes about how she doesn't always succeed at being a helper; how her husband doesn't always understand to be the leader (one hopes she submissively asked his permission to include his failures); and how her efforts to put God first do seem to result in improvements in their home. Just what does it mean to be a submissive wife in today's culture which demands equality and just how far can she take charge to ensure her husband's leadership? This book will appeal to those who already are committed to submitting to their husbands, but won't satisfy those looking for debate on the interpretation of biblical verses requiring that wives submit nor will it be very useful for those whose husbands are not as easy to get along with as Horn's.