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Lies Women Believe And the Truth That Sets Them Free Paperback – 2006
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Lies Women Believe...and the Truth that Sets Them Free.We have all experienced defeats and failures, trouble and turmoil. We have all experienced a selfish heart, a shrewish spirit, anger, envy, and bitterness. And we ache to do things over, to have lives of harmony and peace. In this book, DeMoss exposes those areas of deception most commonly believed by Christian women:*Lies about themselves: I should not have to live with unfulfilled longings.*Lies about sin: I cannot walk in consistent victory over sin.*Lies about their marriage: If I submit to my husband, I will be miserable.*Lies about their emotions: I can't control my emotions.*Lies about their circumstances: I just can't take it anymore.
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Let me start off by saying this book has some sound advice, but for me those things are overshadowed by what I would call her more "legalistic" views.
Despite her comparing Eve's sin to overeating (page 56) and suggesting that this was her sin I thought the book started off well. Then she begins to speak and give her opinion on things that I thought were a little over the top.
In one place it seemed as though she was telling the women that if they don't always look their best it's their fault if their husband's eyes wander or if he cheats. In another it sounded like she was saying women should be willing to have many children or risk their salvation, and in another she basically said women should stay in an abusive marriage and wait for God to change their husbands.
Here are some of the quotes from the book that gave me some concern-
Page 80: If a wife dresses in a way that is slovenly and unkempt, if she does not take any care for her physical appearance, she reflects negatively on her husband (and on her heavenly Bridegroom). Further, if she makes no effort to be physically attractive for her husband, you may be sure another woman out there will be standing in line to get his attention.
Page 171 - In the Apostle Paul's first epistle to Timothy, we are reminded that childbearing is a basic, God-given role for women. Paul exhorts younger widows to "marry, to have children, to manage their homes and to give them enemy no opportunity for slander" (1 Timothy 5:14). In the last verse of chapter, 2, he states, "women will be saved through childbearing - if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety."
Likewise, a woman's willingness to embrace, rather than shun, her God-given role and calling (childbearing) is a necessary fruit that will accompany genuine salvation - it is proof that she belongs to Him and follows His ways.
Page 149 - There are extreme situations where an obedient wife may need to remove herself and /or children from proximity to her husband if the remain in that setting would be to place themselves in physical danger. However, even in such a case, a woman can - and must - maintain an attitude of reverence for her husband's position; her goal is not to belittle or resist him as her husband but, ultimately, to see God restore him to obedience.
If she provokes or worsens the situation through her attitudes, words, or behavior, she will interfere with what God wants to do in her husband's life and will not be free to claim God's protection and intervention on her behalf.
Given her references to her past about not having Barbie dolls and growing up with little to no exposure to the world around her I can see why she would have some of the views she does. Which is probably why she suggests we limit our children's access to certain media, and that part of our children's problem is that they know more about the world than they do about Jesus.
I can agree with her on this point, many of our youth know more about the latest boy band, fads or movies then they know about Jesus and the gospel. It's so important for us to teach them to ways of God, to pray, read the His Word and to always seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
But what I can't necessarily agree with is the "lie" she uses on page 182 that says "We are not responsible for how our children turn out."
Even though my parents didn't take me and my siblings to church very often I can't blame them for the things I've done. I spent many years in the Mormon cult worshiping a false god, and believing I was bound for heaven when I was on my way to hell. Was this their fault or mine?
Yes, I believe it's up to us to teach our children the gospel and about Jesus Christ, but at some point it's up to them to accept or reject what we've taught. And at some point it's up to the individual to put on their big girl or boy pants and accept some of the responsibility for their sinful behavior. It's way too easy to put the blame squarely on their parents.
As I conclude my review I want to reiterate that while I did find some valuable advice and insight in the book I also found myself feeling more discouraged than encouraged as I read it. I suggest that when you read her book take everything she says with a grain of salt even though you may feel like throwing the book against the wall or tossing it into the recycle bin like I did. And always pray and compare what she says to the Word of God.
Thank you for reading this review. :)