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. Achepotle

    Lol...what would we do without Christians...they are like professional wrestlers with thier evangelests and cute "creationism" views and obsession with gaie secks.......entertain us, clowns! Dance for us or something!

    July 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  2. Better Idea

    The Real Housewives of the Church of Ladder-day Saints: Episode 1: Baptism of our dead relatives.

    July 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
    • Episode 2

      How Magnets Work.

      July 6, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
  3. Nate

    "And the show features plenty of Jezebels."

    That line is hilarious! In case ya'll didn't know, Jezebal was a Biblical ho!!

    July 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • trigtwit... America's favorite tard baby

      So's my mother Sarah Palin.

      July 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
    • Free

      What purpose do you hope to accomplish out of saying stuff like that?

      July 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
  4. NeedSun

    The Real Housewives' series have become so petty & ridiculous they're not even fun to watch anymore. I liked when the series first came out with the OC housewives and it was literally a look into their world luxury and privilege. Now it's nothing more than scripted, drunken catfights filmed on location.

    July 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
  5. Terry Brookman

    Truth, it is very hard to understand sometimes but in our case project earth is almost over and has been winding down for two thousand years. We meaning all the people on the planet now are what you might call could have beens or almost ran's. The process has taken billions of years but was a complete success and a new age is upon us. This new age will not be brought to us by any of us, it is much too complex for any human to have much to do with so sit back and try to enjoy the ride. The transition could have been almost painless but we being the people we really are seem to be compelled to stay in the same old rut so this will be far from painless, sorry to say.

    July 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
  6. smarble

    I think this will be good.

    July 6, 2011 at 11:49 am |
  7. bachmanntwit

    All bible thumpers should be deported.

    July 6, 2011 at 11:14 am |
    • trigtwit... America's favorite tard baby


      July 6, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
  8. a4mrtheist

    This should be a big seller NOT! If jesus deemed himself worthy of being worshiped he much have been one egotistical person.
    David Koresh come to mind?

    July 6, 2011 at 11:14 am |
    • MomCat

      Oh, a4mrtheist – where are you getting your information? Religion has clouded your mind! Jesus never deemed Himself worthy of worship and never intended anything other than to lead the children of Israel back to the Torah...hence, He taught the disciples to pray, "Our Father..."

      July 6, 2011 at 11:35 am |
    • GI John

      David K. did not create the universe.....you atheists are a pretty funny ignorant breed. Clinging to your own intellect!

      July 6, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
  9. MrsFudd

    The LAST thing the church needs is a reality based TV show on anything. The church doesn't need to be competing with these self absorbed housewives of wherever. If you want to know about good Christian wives and mothers, go to church and see it in action there. You don't need to watch some dumb TV show or DVD to see how Jesus works in the lives of women.

    July 6, 2011 at 11:07 am |
    • Illuminati

      Yep, going to church is good wholesome entertainment...I mean where else can you go see people put on an act for one day of the week and live a completely diffrent life the rest of the week. Looks like Hypocrisy, smells like Hypocrisy......hmmm maybe it is? Religion if falling and will be done away with! God will bring it about so that people will see that he is not religion...He is a way of life not a falsehood like religion is...

      July 6, 2011 at 11:18 am |
  10. David

    I think that the Historical Jesus, who was actually a rebellious young Rabbi and made no mention of desiring to be worshiped, would have been appalled at the crass commercialization in his name. Religion was the Ponzi scheme and has continued for 2011 years, in the case of Christianity.

    July 6, 2011 at 10:03 am |
    • Burgers and Fries

      Read the Bible. Jesus refers to himself several times as being worthy to be praised and worshiped. He even says the heavens worship him. Although he doesn't force it... The idea is still there.
      You are right though, religion IS a scheme. Truth is incorruptable.

      July 6, 2011 at 10:19 am |
    • tallulah

      Burger? I think David was hypothesizing about the HISTORICAL Jesus (if he indeed existed), not the one written by people who probably never met him but already worshiped him a generation or two after his death.

      (And how unappealing is a guy who says he should be worshiped?)

      July 6, 2011 at 10:43 am |
    • Down the rabbit hole

      Burgers and Fries
      Jesus refers to himself several times as being worthy to be praised and worshiped. He even says the heavens worship him. Although he doesn't force it... The idea is still there.
      Care to tell us where exactly he says that ?

      July 6, 2011 at 10:48 am |
    • Illuminati

      Burgers and fries I think you need to read the bible more!!! lol

      July 6, 2011 at 10:59 am |
    • Dan

      Down the Rabbit Hole:

      Thomas called him "my Lord and my God." (John 20:28). Jesus did not rebuke him.

      Matthew 27:43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, 'I am the Son of God.'"

      He called himself "one with the Father" John 14:11.

      The Pharisees tried to stone him for saying he was God (John 10:30-33)

      July 6, 2011 at 11:01 am |
    • Illuminati

      Actually Fries guy, Jesus said "dont worship me ,worship my father"....Maybe your reading comprehension skills are on a 6th grade level? huh?

      July 6, 2011 at 11:03 am |
    • Illuminati

      Dan, he never said he was god!!? he said that he and his father are one........meaning they are in union or agreement. not the same person. The greek word here doesnt mean the same person. A footbal team is ONE.......one unit with the same goal as God and his son Jesus have the same goal.....They are one....

      July 6, 2011 at 11:07 am |
    • MM

      Its called free will...its a choice and its not about religion...its a relationship !!!!!!

      July 6, 2011 at 11:11 am |
    • Down the rabbit hole

      30-40 years later the writer put those words in their mouths, for their own purposes. How many things do you remember exactly that your acquaintances said 30 years ago ?

      July 6, 2011 at 11:55 am |
    • Free

      "Its called free will...its a choice and its not about religion...its a relationship !!!!!!"

      religion |riˈlijən|
      the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods : ideas about the relationship between science and religion.
      • details of belief as taught or discussed : when the school first opened they taught only religion, Italian, and mathematics.
      • a particular system of faith and worship : the world's great religions.
      • a pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance : consumerism is the new religion.

      I know that you can say that they don't, but can you detail how your feelings about God do not fall within the definition of 'religion'?

      July 6, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  11. Madtown

    I wouldn't mind getting to know each of these women in the biblical sense.

    July 6, 2011 at 9:28 am |
    • Odessa

      The Biblical sense says, "Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity." (I Timothy 5:1,2)

      July 6, 2011 at 9:44 am |
    • Illuminati

      he means lay down with or have relations odessa.....You knew that right?

      July 6, 2011 at 11:08 am |
  12. Odessa

    Christian women should dress modest.

    July 6, 2011 at 8:56 am |
    • Michelle

      Agreed but how do you define modest?

      July 6, 2011 at 11:10 am |
  13. 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

    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.


    July 6, 2011 at 8:48 am |
  14. Drdimples

    While initially I was very excited about this, upon seeing & reading the intro, I have several issues with this. First, why are all the women white and super skinny?! Second, I truly hope the Biblical stories are truly represented & not just alluded to! Thirdly, it seems like it's just going to be a toned down version of the aforementioned shows! I really am on the look out for this one...

    July 6, 2011 at 7:54 am |
  15. The Ace

    I actually like the idea! I think GMC should pick up this show! We need to depict women in a more positive/Godly light. It will be nice and refreshing to me, although I have not seen one episode of Real Housewives...ever!

    July 6, 2011 at 7:52 am |
    • Stephen, who grew up in the buckle of the Bible Belt but is mostly recovered now

      I'm not sure GMC (the truck brand) is an appropriate sponsor. How about GNC (the vitamin hucksters) instead?

      July 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
    • lokyn

      I'm sure GMC (the truck brand) wouldn't make a good sponsor but GMC (the gospel music channel) would.

      July 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  16. tiffany

    Bible thumpers are at it again. That will be a cold day in h@l@ when I have to be submissive. I earn half the income in my house and I don't answer to anyone but myself.
    I also heard about born agaion churches. They have meetings after church for MEN ONLY regarding the 10 percent they have to give each week. BUT if a woman does not have a spouse then it is okay for her to go to the meeting so they can get her 10 percent. What a bunch of s@I@

    July 6, 2011 at 7:22 am |
    • Drdimples

      Tiffany, I am very surprised and confused by your open hostility. Is it in response to the show or the young lady spewing the rhetoric?

      July 6, 2011 at 7:58 am |
    • tallulah

      Tiffany, I concur. A marriage is a partnership, not an ownership. I know many women who are the main earner for their household. Some of these women are in unhappy marriages because the man still insists that he get special treatment, even if he does little or nothing to support the family. Fundamental christianity is so entrenched in the past, it's lost touch with reality.

      July 6, 2011 at 10:48 am |
    • Illuminati

      lol......riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight....You forgot about the snake practices and sacrificies they make weekly!

      July 6, 2011 at 11:11 am |
    • w247

      Tiffany – I don't know what garbage you have been reading but that is not the Christianity that I live. I am a married college educated career woman and my husband has never been anything but loving towards me. We have raised two wonderful kids together, which includes our son whom we have taught to treat women better them himself (read Ephesians 5 – all of it!). People misunderstand the truth, take certain verses and twist them completely out of context to show you a "mis-Truth" which you are willing to accept without doing the research on your own.

      I urge you to study the things that you do not understand so that you can make a better judgement for yourself.

      July 6, 2011 at 11:16 am |
  17. Xo Vk

    Is this Odessa person Christian or Muslim? Based on the comments I can't tell the difference.

    July 6, 2011 at 6:04 am |
    • Odessa

      Xo, I'm Christian. Muslims despise skin-showing Christians and so do I.

      July 6, 2011 at 8:58 am |
    • Burgers and Fries

      yeah it IS hard to tell do to the lack of love and compassion Jesus embodied. You seem to not be instinctually loving. Be careful of that.. Just sayin, your not convincing anyone of what your ideas are by condescending..

      July 6, 2011 at 9:24 am |
    • Odessa

      Burgers-, being convinced is the readers' business, not mine. I'm just transmitting some informations. Sometimes, in hitting the contradicting reality, you come to experience some truths, rather than in hearing theories. As a Christian I love everyone in Christ. Many Christians believe women should dress modestly.

      July 6, 2011 at 9:36 am |
    • Frogist

      @XoVk and Burgers and Fries: Umm yeah you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a Christian and a Muslim zealot anyway. But we might have another incarnation of Adelina/Zelda/WonderSprings etc etc... Her posts are particularly vile. She is a Christian. And quite possible the best argument for atheism.

      July 6, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
  18. Sir Crispin

    Odd, they picked really hot women for the ad. Does anyone else feel like making the hot one in the white dress arch her back and scream out God's name?

    July 6, 2011 at 5:13 am |
    • Odessa

      Crisp, my Christian female friends were all very beautiful. They dressed modestly.

      July 6, 2011 at 5:18 am |
    • Odessa

      Crispin, if you mean anything flthy by your statement, shame on you. This is why non-christian men are worthless.

      July 6, 2011 at 5:36 am |
  19. Odessa

    Man would never sacrifice his life for an idiotic cheating cheap girl who did not keep purity before marriage. Why is this simple logic not understood by the air-head American women? And if any man sacrifices himself or his lifetime for a non-virgin girl, he is a fool. Some exceptions apply.

    Christian women in America, the only way for you to become Biblical is to keep purity before marriage, unless you are a victim of a crime. If you dressed wrongly or hunged around in wrong places and got attacked, don't blame anyone but your stupid self.

    Most housewives in the Bible were virgins before marriage. Something unthinkable to modern American mind.

    July 6, 2011 at 5:07 am |
    • Sir Crispin

      Perhaps because you totally fail to comprehend simple logic.

      July 6, 2011 at 5:14 am |
    • DoomsdayKitten

      The middle ages called, they want their world view back.

      Seriously, it's not that big of a thing. Insane zealots make too big of a deal about simple things. If we were meant to be fully monogomous as a species, God would have made it impossible for us to cheat. If God didn't want us to find the apple, why did he make it?

      Unless, of course, God doesn't control everything. This would imply God is a lot more laisse-faire than most people think.

      Now, if god was throwing down pillars of fire and turning blokes into salt, I'd be more inclined to go along with your saying, but the fact of the matter is, I've seen people do horrible things, and there has been relatively little repercussions for their misdeeds. This indicates to me God either a) doesn't mind or b) doesn't care.

      July 6, 2011 at 8:40 am |
    • Odessa

      @D-Kitten, you are wrong. You Westerners are being too bored on a dying planet of 2 billion suffering humans, that's all. There is the Judgment Day coming, so don't pig out or show skin too much.

      July 6, 2011 at 9:01 am |
    • Burgers and Fries

      God is a God of free will. That's what separates Christianity from other religions. God does care extremely what happens to us. It says in his Bible that better than a man tie cement around his neck and dive onto the ocean that he hurt an innocent person.

      The thing is it's not up to us to retaliate. leave it 2 God to justify.
      the idea of a woman being a virgin is archaic but extremely effective in builing trust between two partners in he long run.
      Odessa: nothing is more important than the message of LOVE in the bible. Your words are correct but how you condemn people and shame people is Not of the Word of God. Work on your people skills. We are called to Love like Christ did. Get it "Christians"...
      you have a great message but your aproach makes people offensive. "ALL have sined" including you and I. Don't forget it.

      July 6, 2011 at 9:20 am |
    • Nikki Evans

      @D-Kitten: Just an FYI if you read the Bible, you would know that it does not say what kind of fruit was actually eaten. Also before Adam and Eve even existed, Lucifer was kicked out of the world, therefore sin then existed. Now we have choices. God tests are faith of seeing who will follow his commandments and is not going to just "fix" our bodies so we can't cheat, etc.

      July 6, 2011 at 9:37 am |
    • Odessa

      Burgers-, thank you. I'll be more careful.

      July 6, 2011 at 9:39 am |
    • Burgers and Fries

      @Odessa- thx 🙂
      I love the speech going on here. It's great to express ourselves and talk about our beleifs openly and be receptive to those who don't quite understand.

      July 6, 2011 at 9:58 am |
    • w247

      Odessa- the problem I have with your initial statement is that it puts all the accountability on the women. What about the men have some responsibility or accountability for their actions? I understand that there is a certain responsibility that we as Christian"s have not to do anything that may cause a brother or sister to stumble however you are still responsible for the actions you take.

      The Devil tempted Jesus, Jesus used the Word to counter that temptation. 1 cor 10:13 directs us, strengthens us and gives us support on how to deal with temptations coming our way.

      July 6, 2011 at 11:27 am |
    • Frogist

      @Burgers and Fries: Are you also advocating virginity for men? Why is a person's virginity never addressed except in regard to women? Also you say the woman's virginity is extremely effective in building trust in the long run. I'm curious how you figure that. It seems building trust has nothing to do with how many se-xual partners you have had, but how honorable you are in your relationship, in the bedroom and out of it, with your current partner.

      July 6, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  20. Odessa

    Men, if you exploited the girls who belonged to other men in the future marriages, just get ready to be enslaved by a witch and trashy kids in your later life. Life is fair.

    July 6, 2011 at 5:05 am |
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