"Submissive Wives' Guide To Marriage" Airs Sunday, May 17 at 9/8c on TLC
Enter the rarely explored world of submissive wives, where fulfilling one's husband's every need is a part of everyday life, with the belief that it only serves to strengthen the marriage. For these women, allowing their husbands to be leaders of the household proves their own trust in them and in God. The hour long special Submissive Wives' Guide To Marriage chronicles the lives of three married couples, two living in a submissive marriage, and one looking to adapt to this lifestyle to save their marriage.
The couples featured include:
Tim & Tara Furman(Cary, North Carolina)
Married for 20 years, the Furmans' first half of their marriage wasn't perfect. After realizing they were merely cohabitating, Tara realized she needed to make a drastic change. With the support and inspiration from Bible study, the Furmans realized entering into a submissive marriage was the right choice for them.
Tara happily welcomes focusing all of her energy on Tim and his well-being.
Mark & Kristin Haywood (Mt. Gilead, North Carolina)
Married for 12 years, Mark and Kristin are both aware a change needs to be made in their struggling marriage. Looking for a closer, happier relationship, the Haywoods are testing out submissive marriage with the guidance of the Furmans, requiring Kristin to drastically alter her lifestyle and management of her household.
Eddie & Autumn Miles (Sunnyvale, Texas)
Married for 10 years, Autumn comes from a long line of submissive marriages in her family. After being mistreated in her first marriage, which turned from submissive to abusive, Autumn and Eddie believe that their marriage wouldn't be possible without biblical submission. Although it took time, Autumn saw that submission was not synonymous with subservience, but that she was to defer to Eddie in matters of their home, their children, and their relationship by trusting in him and God.
Submissive Wives' Guide To Marriage was produced by Magilla Entertainment for TLC.
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