It’s Five Things Friday time! And, we’re calling this week’s “The Personal Edition” because there’s just too much that I wanted to cover.
If you’re unfamiliar with Five Things Friday, it’s our bi-weekly post that covers 5 short bullets. Here they are:
- Finally, I saw Fifty Shades of Grey. Alright, so I guess this might not be considered a domestic discipline topic, seeing as how the movie really doesn’t have much to do with domestic discipline (other than the dominance/submission part) but still, I wanted to see it anyway seeing as how I’ve read (almost all) the books. I’ll post a longer review of it later this weekend, but let’s just say, it isn’t as bad as some of the critics have made it sound. But, it isn’t that good either. The acting is just…eh.
- The other day on the radio they were having people call in and give their top 3 best pieces of marriage advice to one of their radio DJ’s who is getting married this weekend. One caller called in and among the three things on her list was to be submissive to your husband, as it truly makes life easier and better for the entire family. She went on to say she had been married for 40 years, and that was one of many things that had helped to keep their marriage strong. I waited for the radio announcers (and other callers) to bash this woman, because being a submissive wife and openly admitting you are one, let alone the very topic and word of submission, can cause some controversy. But, instead, I was shocked at how it inspired so many others to call in with similar testimonies to how awesome it can be when there is a leadership and submission aspect in your marriage. Anyway, the reason I’m sharing this is because it gave me some hope that maybe society’s view on submission is changing (for the better!). I also wanted people to know that, as I always say, there’s a good chance that the values taught and exhibited in a leadership and submission marriage, even without domestic discipline, are more common than you may think. So, if you’re apprehensive about explaining to your friends and family the concept of domestic discipline, perhaps try the concept of submission instead. There’s no reason to be ashamed about being a submissive wife.
- Just a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has sent in emails, comments, and more to express their thoughts, prayers, and encouragement after last Friday’s post. This community continues to blow us away with their support, and we’re so thankful for that. My husband wrote that post, with a few word/structural changes from me, so I haven’t really had much of a chance to speak out on the topic. But, I do want to let you all know that I have read every comment (and I’m slowly getting through the emails, but our inbox is a mess, so bare with me!) and I really, really appreciate it. It’s always amazing to me how people from all across the world, most of whom we’ve never met, can come together and pray for us and our extremely difficult situation. We’re humbled and grateful by all of your support. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – this really is the best community on earth.
- Speaking of Fifty Shades of Grey, one of our fellow members in Blogland, Meredith, posted an interesting recap of her Fifty Shades of Grey movie experience. First, I think it’s awesome that Jack went with you and I’m glad it turned out better than you expected!
- And, finally, the woman who runs the Link-Up series that we’re a part of hadn’t posted the questions yet as of the time of this posting, therefore we’re skipping the link-up questions for today.