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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

soundoff (781 Responses)
  1. Name*deb

    OMG bravotv @some point u must draw a moral card. Really u already have alex crazy herman monster from ny housewife. Now this

    August 2, 2011 at 4:14 am |
  2. Sherry

    I'm looking forward to this DVD! I refuse to watch those reality shows because I'm not fond of the message these wives are putting out. Thank You gor wholesome TV!

    August 1, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
  3. chioma

    I am not really a big fan of real housewives because I think they make fun of actual housewives who I know work their hardest for their family. But this one I am looking foward to as it is one that finally showed hung single and married young ladies and old how to do narrate God's way

    August 1, 2011 at 11:29 am |
    • see.all

      Couldn't have said it better my friend! Nice

      August 3, 2011 at 11:27 am |
  4. Claudia

    Both men &women need positive influences in their search for healthy christian relationships. Very anxious to watch this!

    July 31, 2011 at 7:17 pm |
  5. letty marquez

    Yeah! I look forward to watch this show, thank you!

    July 31, 2011 at 4:35 pm |
  6. Rosalind

    I think this is awesome! What a way to showcase what God is doing and how we can be real, true Women of God! I can't wait to see the show! God bless!

    July 30, 2011 at 7:05 pm |
  7. Shelly

    I would actually buy this DVD! I always love it when I can find something uplifting to watch instead of trash.

    July 30, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
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    July 29, 2011 at 6:47 pm |
  9. Beyonce2025

    Hi i'm a big fan of yur show

    July 29, 2011 at 6:45 pm |
  10. Felixx

    IN THIS THREAD:

    Christians and evangelists pretending to be smart using big words they don't fully understand.

    July 29, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
  11. Ms. Tina S. H

    I am looking forward to seeing it.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
  12. oh please

    Ok people how about we really educate oursleves in finding a goodness without the bible or some god!

    July 28, 2011 at 2:08 am |
    • Lillian

      This is the reason why the world is going to circus, because of the people who don't believe in God and would like to take away God's image, love and guidance.

      July 28, 2011 at 9:15 am |
  13. norman

    You should read The bible before doing a circus of it.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:30 am |
  14. Name*MAG

    Wow I can't wait to watch this show. Maybe the other Housewives of... will finally be educated on a biblical level. Amen

    July 27, 2011 at 7:42 pm |
  15. Lou Caraballo

    Sinners.... Ten Commandments says fornication is a sin. How can u be called a Christian to serve the Lord as you want to? Learn how to live your lives according to the Bible...

    July 26, 2011 at 9:43 pm |
  16. Michael Lee Taylor Fullilove

    I get really excited when characters from the bible are looked upon as examples of what we should and shouldn't or even should've done in situations that we find ourselves in as ordinary and extraordinary people of God. We can teach about all kinds of subjective and objective lessons just by using the bible. The real issues are thereby issues of faith and not neccessarily a Married Christian way of life but a life that is Christ-like in all your ways even as a single person interacting with anyone. Truth be told, this message has been in waiting for the true to be told.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:21 am |
  17. a christian housewife

    Wow, so I get it. Life can stink, christian women can be as trashy as non and you guys don't like having this religion "thrown in your face". How bout you take it easy educate yourself in the bible before you try to dispute it, then begin your argument. No christian will tell you they're perfect.cause they are not, they do horrible things just like everyone else.But we understand why we sin, the importance of repentence for our sins and the reprecussions of our sin. The only hope any of us have is in Jesus, and if you guys are looking to christians to be perfect. Christians aren't the crazy ones you are. Christians are just people that have belief in the one true God that can save any of us from the pain of this earth. So go ahead talk trash, but first educate yourself before you begin crack head arguments against a religion you don't understand.
    Beside's for that I find it EXTREMELY interesting that all of you took the time from your busy days to read this link and comment obviously the author of these DVD's is smart because she's acomplished her mission of reaching the uneducated, unreached people that would rather watch sleeze then learn anything.And look everyone is here to learn about it. So right on for her! God Bless.

    July 25, 2011 at 9:10 am |
  18. i2l

    Something worth watching instead of all other waste of time shows including REALITY programing nonscense. AMEN. Look forward to viewing

    July 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
  19. mark hayes

    As a believer, man, mentor, & a father I think this is a great project & I can't wait to show this to the young boys & girls I mentor. Please keep me posted when its available on DVD. God bless

    July 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
    • Alan

      Mark Hayes, are you an ex Bible teacher in Missouri?

      July 23, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  20. Tim

    I think it's funny how she mentions how women need to learn how to be good wives and how to keep their men. That's right, learn how to please your man. Cook, clean, and pleasure him so he sticks around. What a joke.

    July 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
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