Item description for POLITICALLY INCORRECT WIFE by Connie Grigsby...
Overview Just what is a politically incorrect wife? She is a woman who is married to her husband and not to popular American culture. The politically incorrect wife does not buy into the stifling modern-day thinking that says, "Look out for number one. Treat your husband no better than he treats you." Instead, she cultivates a joyful marriage using transformational spiritual principles. As formerly politically correct wives with miserable marriages, popular speakers and authors Nancy Cobb and Connie Grigsby lead readers confidently beyond the picket lines of the politically correct -- into a warm, rewarding marriage.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2005
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1601420307 ISBN13 9781601420305
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More About Connie Grigsby
Lauren Cobb teaches at Bemidji State University in Minnesota. She holds a PhD from the University of Georgia, where she served on The Georgia Review staff. Her work has appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Southern California Review, Arts & Letters, and elsewhere. Boulevard Women is her first book.
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Learn to love the way God intended May 3, 2008
This book is one of my favorites. It's also the first book that helped me get my marriage back on track. There's no better way to help educate yourself than with God's word. And this book helps lead the way. I would (and have) recommend this book to any woman who's looking for help in their marriage. Of course, you have to be ready to listen to the word and not the world around us. Now days woman are too independent to rely on what God said years and years ago. I was one of them. Believe me and trust in the Lord. This book will help you if you let it!
Marriage Saver Sep 12, 2007
This book helps you understand that life is not about you. Life is about what you can do for others which includes your husband. It can change your attitude towards your husband and makes you a better wife. It saved my daughter's marriage and made me a more forgiving and understanding wife. If you are struggling with issues regarding your husband, you are unhappy, frustrated, feeling used and abused and taken for granted, try reading this book - it just may open your eyes as it did for me and my daughter! I recommend it highly!
More equal than I thought Jun 4, 2007
Inspite of the fact that I believe in mutual submission and not authority submission in marriage, this book had a lot of admirable points. Although these authors believe in the complimentarian model of marriage, it's undeniable that they have a better balance of the idea of submission in a marriage than many of the over-the-top authors I've come across.
There are some weaknesses, of course; along with the usual worn-out authority issue is the myth that marriage will fall apart if neither partner takes the reins. The authors never say this, but they do give society and the military as examples and ask us to imagine what it would be like if no authority was involved in either system. They then try to use marriage as the same sort of system, implying that it too will fall apart without authority. Please, guys! We're talking about TWO people here, not the army or society, the former which is built on authority and the latter which contains criminals and other low-lifes. If two people who love each other commit to each other, there's actually a slim chance things will work just fine! God is the only authority needed. If you bristle like a porcupine anytime you read/hear the words "you are under your husband's authority", you'll have to take this book with a grain of salt if you decide to read it. Inspite of the fact that I bristle like said porcupine when I come across this idea of marital principle and this analogy of the authors very much exasperated me, I forced myself to go over this book's points anyway and came out more impressed than I originally thought I'd be. You could say I started with a scowl and actually ended with a grin.
There are three main things about this book that earned my respect. One, while it says repeatedly that submission has to do with authority, it not only refrains from harping on it, but also gives a separate defintion of submission. At one point, the literal definition of submission that the book gives is "cooperating with a person you love in the name of Christ". Naturally, I totally agree with that. This definition did confuse me a bit, though, because just a couple of paragraphs later, almost in the same breath, the authors once more referred to the authority definiton. Does this mean the authors were contradicting themselves and aren't really sure what their definition of submission is? My guess, after some thought on the matter, was no. I think what it really means is that the authors have a far better balance of submission than other authors do.
I also appreciated the sensible advice they gave to wives whose husbands wanted them to sin. As any normal Christian would, they advised the wife to refuse in such a case. What impressed me, though, was the fact that they didn't tell wives to refrain from submitting ONLY if the husband's request was sinful. Many times, I've come across authors who advise wives to submit even if they're really uncomfortable with the idea, as long as the husband isn't asking them to sin. Grigsby, however, openly acknowledges the fact that wives are often not comfortable with submitting even to non-sinful requests and rather than telling wives to do so anyway, she told them to seek advice elsewhere first.
The third winning point of the book was Grigsby's tone. Most authors on the subject of authoritarian submission manage to either sound sickly sweet and unbelievably happy (Elizabeth George) or incredibly judgemental and sharp-tongued (Nancy Wilson). Grigsby does neither and actually sounds like a flesh and blood woman; her tone is friendly, energetic, and quite frankly a breath of fresh air in comparison to those other authors. I felt like I could actually have a two-way conversation with her in real life without being patronized.
Like I said, I don't believe in marital authoritarian submission. However, if you do and you are earnestly seeking a book to help you, this is definetly the one to get! The tone is fresh, the advice is sensible, and the author has the best balance of submission that I've ever seen on this side of the issue (and I'm a very harsh critic, believe me!) Two stars for handling this sensitive issue so well, and another star for addressing the reader like she's an actual person.
I wish I had this book twenty years ago. Feb 25, 2006
My "happy" marriage was failing and I had no clue as to why. Both this book and "The Power of a Praying Wife" opened my eyes and truly revealed to me what I had been doing wrong for so many years. This was a book that I couldn't put down, but also at times, had a hard time reading because I felt it was leading me to take on a role that would lose myself to me. But it's a book full of biblical truth and has truly transformed me into a stronger woman who's marriage now has hope when there was none. I'm a better woman for it and feel I truly am serving God by being the kind of wife the bible teaches us to be, rather than a wife that society has created. I am a Godly wife, my family is intact and the man I love is still my husband, my marriage is blessed. This book taught me and transformed my life. I haven't lost who I am at all, I am better and much more blessed because of it.
In a Culture of Feminism, Practical, Biblical Submission Sep 5, 2004
This is a wonderful book for the Christian wife who wants to put into practice the biblical command to be subject to her own husband, but doesn't really know what that LOOKS like in a day-to-day fashion.
Contrary to another reviewer's comments, this is not a return to the 50's or an evil plot from the Religious Right, and no where do the authors promote women staying in abusive relationships. What they do advocate is right out of the scriptures, and is extrememly helpful to someone who wants to live by those scriptures despite what she is being told by the feminist culture around her.