July 8th, 2011
03:50 PM ET

Your Take: Comments on new 'Real Housewives of the Bible' DVD

By Liane Membis, CNN

News of evangelist Ty Adams' new “The Real Housewives of the Bible” DVD sparked plenty of buzz on the interwebs and raised the question of whether or not the production can really alter negative stereotypes produced by reality television shows.

Some of our readers voiced support for a biblical take on the Real Housewives franchise:

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

Wow! I can't wait to purchase the DVD and see the different issues that the women go through in their marriage, but more importantly, see how GOD brings them out. Please let me know when it's released and where I can purchase it. This will be great for the marriage ministry at my church.

The Ace
I actually like the idea! I think mainstream media should pick up this show! We need to depict women in a more positive/Godly light. It will be nice and refreshing to me, since I have refused to watch any other episodes of the Real Housewives!

Others claimed that the DVD's goal of teaching women how to be good wives is not realistic:

Really, a good Christian wife? Call me an Atheist and a feminist then I suppose. Marriage in itself difficult without such iniquitous blame and pressure placed solely on women. To believe such absurdity and vilify gender inequality is likely due in part to insecurities about yourself and fear, yes fear, that the female gender is as capable and deserving. Be silent...be subservient.....?? Get it together, really. Asking for gender equality does not make me a heathen.

What I don't agree with is the idea that this show may make someone a better wife, as though there's a blueprint. I do not believe that any wife or marriage is like any other wife or marriage. To think that this reality show would somehow cure the ills of society is as likely as me winning the next lottery. It may happen for some who watch, but millions play.

The basic issue at hand here is that our society has become so accustomed to divorce that it's become normal instead of rare. We all have our supposed "bottom line," but the fact is that people now will divorce over where the furniture went or even what's for dinner. We all have our little quirks. Divorcing over one is a horrible thought. We, as a society, need to grow a set and learn to deal with each others' issues instead of breaking it off.

"making them into good wives". ya nothing like a life of servitude to make you feel empowered. Great role models these women would make . "just shut up and do what your husband wants like a good wife"

Others couldn't resist attempts at humor:

From the Article: "A character based on the biblical Sarah struggles with infertility. (The biblical Sarah was barren until she reached 'old age')."

I am interested to see 'how' they portray this one !

six women dealing with the ups and downs of marriage as they strive to be good wives. PAHHAHAHAHHAHAH i want to see the unedited version!

- Liane Membis

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  1. James Black


    July 14, 2011 at 11:01 pm |
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      July 21, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
  2. JamesT297

    Next up – Real Housewives of the Quoran 🙂 That would be a real hoot.

    July 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  3. DiamondSky

    American housewives should watch DVDs on Holocaust, on abortion facts and on North Korean prison camps.

    July 13, 2011 at 10:34 am |
  4. Reality

    Once again, 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 13, 2011 at 12:22 am |
  5. fernace

    If we're talking about true Christians then they would be just like every1 else except a little more calm, collected, caring, & spiritual!If we're talking Hollywood then we're getting fake, phoney, & over the top! And if we're looking at a mans point of view we get subservience, submissiveness, & often a demand to accept polygamy! The Bible is full of it, as are most religions!

    July 12, 2011 at 11:16 pm |
    • DiamondSky

      It's better when women are quiet and submissive, but men were ordered to be gallant, worthy and sacrificial. The Bible demands marriage to be between one man and one woman. Period. All others violated God's initial design. Read Genesis 1-4, Matthew 19 and Mark 10.

      July 13, 2011 at 10:30 am |
  6. Jonathan

    But then again, maybe not.......

    July 12, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
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