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Evangelist produces ‘Real Housewives of the Bible’ DVD
July 5th, 2011
10:16 AM ET

Evangelist produces ‘Real Housewives of the Bible’ DVD

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.”

- Liane Membis

Filed under: Bible • Culture & Science • Entertainment

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  1. Debra A

    kingdomseer, lets see how far we can go with this, I like this, this could be a door that a lot of women are waiting on, both sides to every story, at the same time it is harder than ever to keep our mind stayed on Jesus, but it is so.
    gospelofthekingdomofgod.com

    July 8, 2011 at 10:44 am |
  2. Greg Smithers

    As a Christian, I'm so glad for this true and entertaining DVD series. Should be a "must read" for all teens.

    July 8, 2011 at 9:52 am |
  3. LaRon Carter - The Guest Teacher

    If you are new to Ty Adams message buckle your seat belt. And get ready for the truth spoken in real talk, in real time, with unapologetic views of her belifs.

    Adams is a power house that's built on a solid foundation. You don't want to miss it @laroncarter

    July 7, 2011 at 11:48 pm |
  4. Reality

    Beyond TV shows of any kind and into the arena of Truth using an updated prayer:

    The Apostles' Creed 2011: (updated by yours truly and based on the studies of historians and theologians during the past 200 years)

    I might believe in a god whose existence cannot be proven
    and said god if he/she/it exists resides in an unproven,
    human-created, spirit state of bliss called heaven.

    I believe there was a 1st century CE, Jewish, simple,
    preacher-man who was conceived by a Jewish carpenter
    named Joseph living in Nazareth and born of a young Jewish
    girl named Mary. (Some say he was a mamzer.)

    Jesus was summarily crucified for being a temple rabble-rouser by
    the Roman troops in Jerusalem serving under Pontius Pilate,

    He was buried in an unmarked grave and still lies
    a-mouldering in the ground somewhere outside of
    Jerusalem.

    Said Jesus' story was embellished and "mythicized" by
    many semi-fiction writers. A descent into Hell, a bodily resurrection
    and ascension stories were promulgated to compete with the
    Caesar myths. Said stories were so popular that they
    grew into a religion known today as Catholicism/Christianity
    and featuring dark-age, daily wine to blood and bread to body rituals
    called the eucharistic sacrifice of the non-atoning Jesus.

    Amen

    =========================================================================================

    July 7, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
  5. Tony

    As long as salvation through Jesus Christ isn't an option, this show is a waste of money and time made only to entertain the world. It only uses the Bible to catch attention like it has already done.

    July 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
  6. Donna Johnson - Founder of WAHMs WIN

    I am glad to see a saint tackling this topic from a biblical perspective. My only challenge with this is really the obvious disconnect that is eveidenced by the many very sad comments here.
    As a woman who used to hate the word submission, and who is now a very blessed "housewife", I understand how you feel, but trust that you feel this way because you don't understand the truth of God's Word. Read the Bible for yourself so you can learn, just as I learned. It's not an old dusty book. It is truly living Word, almost the same way that blog comments are. Father God will talk to you right from His Holy Word, if you ask Him and expect Him to.

    July 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
  7. Amused

    I find it quite interesting that it is fair and realistic for EVERY other part of our melted-pot society to be shown, extrapolated, dissected, examined, looked at and observed without ridicule, but when Christian attempted to share with others–and YES persuade them to join in–we are...well...read the above statements as well as those who will be posted below.

    Perhaps, the masses are angry at our attempt to get them to join us. We're no different from anyone else...except well, we're much more direct. Instead of subliminally trying to convince you to join the nightlife, the high-life, the sweet-life, or whatever other life that can be thought of, we come outright and say, "Forsake your team and join ours!" Please forgive us for not trying to use societal peer pressure to assert our point.

    I'm not going to site science–JaniceB is doing an awesome job of it. I'm not even going to try to convince you to believe that God (and more specifically the personage of Jesus Christ–the whole split-personality Jewish zombie thing was a tad bit too much...don't you think?) exists and is active today. We'll all see at the appointed time who's right and who's wrong. What I am asking for is the open-mindedness everyone claims to have. Christian have more non-Christian messages and themes permeating society than the inverse. The moment we "make a fuss" or speak against what we are bombarded with on a constant daily basis...we are neanderthal-like in our thinking, primitive puritanized individuals who no sense of the actual concept of individuality. Please, when you look at something overtly Christian, view it just like you view everything else. That maybe–just maybe–the content has some substantive value that you can glean from.

    SN: I know Dr. Ty, and this chick is BAY-AD! She's cool down to earth, and is certainly not trying to filch money off the Bible.

    July 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
    • Johnny

      Hmm, last I checked the masses were already Christian, at least in the USA. I don't mind it on but I don't watch much TV garbage anyway. One thing to note though, most of my unsolicited door bell rings are from Christians, I'm not sure if that is nation wide but I could see how people get annoyed with the directness.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
    • Amused

      Well, Johnny, let's talk numbers. According to the website Religioustolerance.org (http://www.religioustolerance.org/worldrel.htm) the precentage of the world who are professed Christians is only 33%. However, as you stated in the US that number is more like 76.5% (http://www.religioustolerance.org/us_rel1.htm). HOWEVER, and its a BIG HOWEVER, only 19% of that 76.5% actually practice their faith on a regular basis. So–and this is probably a very conservative number I haven't looked at the 2010 Census figures–let's say there are 350,000,000 Americans. That 76.5% would be something like 26,77,500 self-proclaimed Christians in this country, but only 5,087,250 of those people actually practice what they say they believe. That's a little more than 1/2 of the people in NYC...a large number indeed, but when put up against the canvas of the nation as a whole, certainly NOT the majority, er go not "the masses."

      July 7, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
    • red58impala

      Sorry amused, based on your stats, you left off a zero.

      76.5% of 350,000,000 is 267,750,000. 19% of that is 50,872,500. A lot more than half of NY city.

      So about 1 in 7 Americans would be considered devout based on your numbers. It may not be a majority, but 76.5% would be. Many are Christians in name only with little or no belief system. I don't know how you define someone who practices, but I know many who do not, but when it comes to conscience they still follow the religious faith they were raised with.

      July 7, 2011 at 11:21 pm |
  8. Mark T

    Its sad to see the debate on differences. Like, were we all made to be the same and think the same and believe the same? No not all..but we do all in fact come from the same God whether you believe it or not, its FACT. And the day will come when all of creation will kneel before the one an only king. I know that once the "haters" read this, they're gonna have an immediate comment to throw back...but mark these words, believers non believers we will all see the day of Judgement where we stand before God and talk about our lives here on earth. Like why have so much negativity towards a God that's just freely giving prosperity and amazing life to us? I'm not trying to argue or dispute what's truth, because I already know that. I just feel bad for the ones that will die believing what's not truth and find themselves saying "hey those Christians were right the whole time"..you know this country was founded on "Trust In God","under God". Let's get back to our roots shall we? And everyone who has a negative comment about this... God Bless You, one day you'll truly understand.

    July 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
    • James

      So we all are going to stand before your god and "talk about our lives" on "Judgement Day". Let's see, we have nearly 6 billion people alive today...humans have been on this rock for nearly 1 million years so we need to add "countless" plus 6 billion...that should equal at least 100 billion lives. With the average life span being at least 30 years, to "talk about our lives" to your god on "Judgement Day" in front of everyone, as you people claim. The math works out to something like 1095 trillions days of testimony. Nothing like a religion that puts us all in a boring courtroom for 1095 trillion days, ha and you people thought you were going to heaven...sorry, it will be a long, long wait, unless what you said was a lie.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
    • Johnny

      Your comments are hilarious, thanks, you sure are a TRUE Christian, I'm going to convert TODAY! I love it when people feel sorry for me, hey can you give me your bank account number? Maybe that would help me out.

      July 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
  9. Shell

    I think this is interesting and can't wait to see it. Finally! Something without so much filth. I'm so sick of seeing the pride,lust,obsession with money, selfish ways on the Tele. Every other show gets to show whatever they want, they make everything look so good being fabulous. It's all fake. Let's watch a show with people that have real issues and handle it in a godly matter. The Christian church and its people are wrongly judged. If you really studied it and stop reading into it, god is a gentle man. He's loves his people! It's the people! Who have been twisting it for years and so many people have a bad taste in their month from us because of their poor examples. We are all humans and make mistakes. Just because we claim to be Christians, doesn't mean were perfect of claim to be. We should be loving everyone! Same not judging. We just try to live a biblical way of life ,along with its challenging paths. We believe this way because this bible says to, either all.... or nothing! We all have a past, god loves and forgives always. We all have a choice. He allows that. 2corinthians5 "wherefore if any man is in christ, he is a new creature. The old things are passed away, behold, they are become new!" God bless! Everyone !

    July 7, 2011 at 11:22 am |
  10. Paul N

    Why do they have to always bring the world into the Church?

    This is dumb!

    July 7, 2011 at 11:10 am |
  11. Nomad

    I hope we can see some boobies and maybe some ass too. That's what reality tv is about. No one wants to see any fairy tale stories from the bible. Who does this lady think she is George Lucas lol.

    July 7, 2011 at 6:42 am |
  12. Odessa

    @Peter, Jesus said marriage is between one man and one woman. All others did wrong. Church hides nothing. She can't; there is the Bible wide open.

    July 7, 2011 at 1:11 am |
    • dridletor

      As a gay man, Jesus probably realized that "marriage" was curse his community didn't need!

      July 7, 2011 at 8:45 am |
    • Odessa

      Perverts believe everyone is a pervert like themselves. Des-pi-cable. No hope.

      July 7, 2011 at 9:56 am |
    • Sarah

      In what Bible verse did Jesus say this? I'm just curious.

      July 7, 2011 at 10:21 am |
    • Odessa

      Sarah, it's in Matthew chapter 19 and Mark chapter 10. When true Christians insist something, there are always proper reasons for it. I encourage you to read the Bible. Perverts don't belong to Jesus. They need repentance of sinful lifestyles.

      July 7, 2011 at 10:53 am |
    • Johnny

      Perhaps you are the pervert.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
    • Enough Already!

      Odessa, you need to chill out. Jesus loves ALL people. How DARE you claim to be a Christian and preach so much hate and intolerance. It's people like you that make it harder for nonbelievers to see the truth and want to be a part of the amazing Christian life. I hope you repent of your arrogance and pride. People like you disgust me, but I pray that you come to your senses and actually read the Bible. The legalism and lack of grace is exactly why so many people turn against their Creator instead of turning towards him.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:13 am |
  13. Name* peter

    If you want to avoid infidelity, adultery, lust etc you must understand Patriarchal marriage. It is biblical. The Christian church has been lied to for two thousand years.

    July 7, 2011 at 12:03 am |
  14. Odessa

    Christians, dress modestly when you reach out to Muslims. Muslims are decent people and they despise indecencies in outlook like normal humans do.

    July 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
    • Johnny

      Like Christians, some of them are decent people and some of them are not, you over generalize.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  15. Odessa

    Housewives should get concern about making kids godly and excel in everything, not just keeping their men...

    July 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm |
  16. Odessa

    A study says the exposure of skin parallels the degree of immorality in one's life, both for men and women.

    July 6, 2011 at 11:06 pm |
    • Johnny

      Why don't you list the study? Love it when people just make base less statements.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  17. Odessa

    Just keeping purity before marriage gives so many varieties of pleasures and sense of hope in life, no matter what one encounters later in life. Try it if you doubt it!

    July 6, 2011 at 11:03 pm |
    • Johnny

      Who are you writing to? I'm already married.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
    • Evolved DNA

      Odessa.. Mary tried that but god got her first...

      July 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
  18. Odessa

    Most Housewives in the Bible were virgins before marriage. In facing sadness and trials of life, keeping purity before marriage makes total difference for the rest of life because it was done for the sake of loyalty to God, not so much for other reasons.

    July 6, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  19. Odessa

    Christian women should dress with modesty( not showing skin too much) and keep purity before marriage.

    July 6, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
    • Jon

      shut the hell up already!

      July 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
    • Evolved DNA

      Odessa....what is wrong with skin...if god didn't like it maybe he should have made something else.

      July 7, 2011 at 6:17 pm |
    • Bro. Edwin

      Aaaaaaaaaaamen. I agree 100%. modesty is attractive.

      July 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
  20. frank

    Maybe they could have a follow-up episode, "Real Heroes and Prophets of the Bible" and film a bunch of backwards maniacs in the Sudan or Somalia raiding villages and burning huts down and hacking up little kids and raping everybody and carrying off slaves and crates of beer and flea-ridden goats and all that jazz? Maybe some glued-on Jew beards and little name tags so you knew who represented Moses or David or Joshua or whatever?

    July 6, 2011 at 9:35 pm |
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