Submit Always, Even if He Orders You to do Dangerous Things?

Submit Always, Even if He Orders You to do Dangerous Things? March 12, 2019

Lori Alexander of The Transformed Wife has another ‘Submit or else!’ tale up on her website today. The funny of it is that she gets to mix in her woo-woo crap non-scientific views on vaccines at the same time.

I think this is Lori’s attempt to go viral knowing how much controversy is happening right now online over the issues of vaccinating your children. She even repeats the most easily debunked ideas of the anti-vaxx crowd, or as my friend Kathrine likes to call them, terrorists. Lori is part of the crowd that believes modern day vaccines contain aborted baby parts, and that they cause autism. I have to wonder how many autistic kids Lori really knows. She never says the word autism, but claims harm.

But the piece is not really about vaccines, it is about obeying your husband in every single thing. Unless that single thing includes sin. You cannot obey him if he’s sinning. In bizarro contradiction land where Lori seems to live she claims if your husband wants the kids vaccinated you must do it. No matter how you believe about the vaccinations. Even if you think they are filled with dead baby body parts and cause dire illness, or kill

Interesting enough I wrote about this very same thing several days ago in my personal blog. Short version and why it illustrates you don’t necessarily submit to husbands. We are painting. He’s painting the outside, I am painting the bedrooms. He told me to tape the cut ins, put down drop clothes, use this, do that, and so on. I told him no. There was no arguing, shouting or disagreement, he just smiled and said ‘Okay!’ Why? Because he just started painting and I’ve been painting my homes since I was a child.

His rules work for him. I have quite a bit more experience and do not need tape on the baseboards and ceiling to paint a perfectly straight line. If I had submitted, doing it his way, it would have slowed me down considerably. I would not have painted two bedrooms in two afternoons. I’m quick, I’m fast, and it looks great. Just don’t ask me to do a task like balance the checkbook.

Unlike Ken and others of his ilk my husband was unphased by my doing it an entirely different way. He is secure enough in who he is, who I am, his masculinity and he can handle my ‘disobedience’

There is more than one simple way to rightly paint a room.

When Quiverfull wives check their own knowledge, common sense and abilities at the door of male privilege and vanity they aren’t doing their husbands or themselves any favors. Or anyone around them. They’re just making life more difficult, filled with much more drama and the kinds of simmering resentments that blow up marriages later.


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About Suzanne Titkemeyer
Suzanne Titkemeyer went from a childhood in Louisiana to a life lived in the shadow of Washington D.C. For many years she worked in the field of social work, from national licensure to working hands on in a children's residential treatment center. Suzanne has been involved with helping the plights of women and children' in religious bondage. She is a ordained Stephen's Minister with many years of counseling experience. Now she's retired to be a full time beach bum in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with the monkeys and iguanas. She is also a thalassophile. She also left behind years in a Quiverfull church and loves to chronicle the worst abuses of that particular theology. She has been happily married to her best friend for the last 32 years. You can read more about the author here.

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