As most of you know, I was recently chosen to be on the street team called “My Wife Life” for Sara Horn – to help promote her new book “My So-Called Life as a Submissive Wife“. We have been diligently posting about the book on facebook, instagram, twitter, pinterest – it has been a lot of fun! I’ve had the opportunity to read the book, and it is FANTASTIC! (Review coming soon.) Yesterday, August 1, 2013 was the BIG RELEASE! Woo Hoo!!!
Sara chose a few of us to host a Q and A with her on our blogs, and is giving us the opportunity to present ONE lucky ready with a FREE copy of her new book!!
ME: Thank you Sara for this opportunity! I have to tell you about a conversation I had with a friend when I first told her that I was on the My Wife Life team and was telling her about your new book “My So-Called Life as a Submissive Wife” – she immediately said “Woah, wait? You mean like saying ‘Yes, sir. No, sir. I’ll do as you say master’?” I chuckled and told her I would let her borrow the book.
Let’s jump right in, and get started with the “s-word”. It seems the word submission has become another curse word of sorts. Not just with in our culture, but also within the church. The Bible has a lot to say on this topic, why do you think we have come to shun it?
Sara: I don’t think we understand it. I don’t think we’ve taken time to understand it. It’s definitely perceived as a 4-letter word, for many, and I think in part, it’s become that way because as a society and yes, even as a church, we’ve often taken it out of context and applied it with broader strokes than just towards marriage. Dr. Russell Moore gave a great message a few weeks ago at Austin Stone Church that someone shared with me online. He spoke briefly to the fact that so often as a culture, even in church, we see submission as women as being submissive to every man – but that’s not biblical. The only man I’m called to be submissive to is my husband. And yet, we struggle against that, in part I think because we just don’t know what that looks like.
ME: What prompted you to start this experiment?
Sara: I think it was really a natural progression from what I learned through my experiment I write about in My So-Called LIfe as a Proverbs 31 Wife – I saw such positive changes in me and our marriage that I wanted more. Biblical submission is something I have avoided like many women to try and apply – thinking it was old fashioned or out of date or just completely undoable in today’s society. My husband felt the same way at first too. But the reality is this phrase “Women, submit to your husbands” is in the Bible and not once but a few times so I don’t think we can ignore it forever. At some point, we have to look at and see how we can apply it.
ME: Did you struggle with God leading you to do this?
Sara: Not so much at the beginning, because I think I’ve learned enough from my past experience to know that when God calls us to something, He’s going to do something awesome, but probably during the year and especially toward the end as I wondered whether I was actually being submissive and whether change was happening. I do believe God worked through this experiment to continue to teach me more about what it means to be a wife after His heart, and the coolest bonus was seeing my husband become more of a leader for our family, in our marriage as well as with our son.
ME: I absolutely love your writing style. In both of your “My So-Called Life…” books you are very personable. You give us a very real, very personal look in to your families’ life – through examples, stories, and some of your history. I really appreciate this. We live in a world where it is so easy to put on a front, yet you chose to be real. Was it difficult for you – or for your family – to be so transparent in your writing?
ME: Thank you, again, for allowing me to ask a few questions, and for taking the time to answer them. In closing, can you tell us what is in store for you? Any upcoming books or speaking events you would like us to know about?
The Give Away!!
There are 4 ways to enter:
1) Leave a comment telling me how long you have been married, and what you hope to learn from this book. (Not married? Just answer the question )
2) Share this blog on Facebook, then leave a comment here saying that you did!
3) Leave a comment saying who told you about this blog – you and your friend both get a chance to win!
4) Subscribe to my blog, and leave a comment here saying that you did.
It’s that easy!! Good luck!! Winner will be posted here on MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013 by 10:00 am CST.
Random winner (chosen by random number generator at random.org) was Charlotte McCarthy! Congratulations!!!
Don’t forget, you can purchase “My So-Called Life as a Submissive Wife” through www.sarahorn.com or from your favorite retail bookstore (Barnes and Nobel, Amazon, Mardel, LifeWay, Family Christian Bookstores….)