By Liane Membis, CNN
There’s a new set of housewives on the block.
These women aren’t whining about fashion faux pas and socialite misgivings. Their stories are cast somewhere between the books of Genesis and Revelation.
Ty Adams, a web-based evangelist and author, is producing “The Real Housewives of the Bible,” a two-part DVD series that tracks six women dealing with the ups and downs of marriage as they strive to be good wives.
Adams said that “outrageous reality shows” like Bravo’s “The Real Housewives” series and VH1’s “Basketball Wives” inspired her to create a more wholesome version of the franchise.
“I was frustrated with what I was seeing,” she said. “A lot of society is looking towards programming to educate them on relationships and these shows haven’t effectively done that.”
“They have ruined and tainted our ability to secure good relationships and to make women into good wives,” said Adams, who is based in Detroit.
Adams has provided Christian relationship advice for nearly ten years, since she founded a production company called Heaven Enterprises in 2002. She’s the author of Single, Saved and Having Sex, has produced religious DVDs and plays and offers sex and relationship advice through a web-based column called “Ask Ty.”
Adams says the goal of her “Real Housewives” DVD, due out later this month, is helping women juxtapose real-life issues with Christian teaching. She says that teaching includes women’s obligation to attempt to sustain relationships that have endured extra-marital affairs and other hardships.
“Because we live in a media-driven society, telling these age-old stories of adultery, loneliness and longing through entertainment helps women relate,” Adams said.
Each character on the show represents a different woman from the Bible. A character based on the biblical Sarah struggles with infertility. (The biblical Sarah was barren until she reached old age).
Gold-digging women are likened to Delilah from the Book of Judges, who seduced and deceived Samson - who'd fallen in love with her - through repetitious requests.
And the show features plenty of Jezebels.
“Many single women can get a man but they can’t keep a man,” Adams said. “So many singles have been in girlfriend status for so long that they only understand that mentality. They don’t know what it takes to be a good wife in order to sustain a relationship and some parts of society promotes that.”
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I am going to quit watching tv! I hope its not as hard a quitting smoking! Wait after this show I just herd about it will! I can't realy ever watch this show because they always are fighting! And I can't stand it , it reminds me of my mother and my in-law! Ahh they are soo annoying! And to just simply give up time to see this ... I would rather die! I feel soo bad for God right now !
What are the thinking! Sooner or later the housewives will get to caught up with it and well won't be to holy. One thing is for sure this isn't going to end well. The media is always destroying lives of people. If the were so humble why would they make a tv show about there lives? Plus the "real housewives" are pretty much a group of fakes. Its just an idiotic show! Why bring God into this mess!
I think your idea is pretty awesome. I look forward to your dvd. It's about time we had real situations being dealt with in a Christ like manner.
These women in any of the real housewives including this one seem extremely ignorant to me. They're all very poor definitions of a wife. Why is it none of these series show strong intelligent independent women. Shows like this give women a bad name period. I'm not saying its bad to be a housewife a woman can do what she chooses with her life weather Its being the CEO of a fortune 500 company or housewife and anything in between that's the beauty of this country. And why would you look to the media for ideas on how a relationship, seriously!? How uneducated and weak minded do you have to be let the media or look to it for advice on how your relationship should be. What about looking at your parents relationship for an example, and if it was bad then you know that's not what you're going to do the rest is figuring it out which is part of life. so, you're gonna mess up sometimes, people were not perfect and neither is any marriage. The people whos marriages look perfect to us are the ones who are usually the worst off. But I'm gonna get off the soap box now. I think I'm just gonna quit watching t.v. and series like this one altogether, every time I watch a half hour hell even a few minutes of stuff like this I feel my I.q. points drop
Thanks for sharing.
About time someone actually made sense to all this bs! To all these gullible people with there silly comments about this show read what this person said perhaps re-read it lol thank you!
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