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Dan Miller, Author:
48 Days To The Work You Love
No More Dreaded Mondays
In Submission is Not Silence, Elisabeth Julin shares clear biblical insights for being as intentional about success in your marriage as you would expect to be in business. With her graceful and engaging writing style, Elisabeth shares her own walk to feminine wholeness and presents a compelling fresh look at scripture that calls women everywhere to be fully what God desires them to be.
Joanne Chantelau, author
I’ve picked up your book again and find it to be so well written and balanced. I appreciate that you took the time and put forth the energy and thought to write it and then have offered it to others… to me! I find it very encouraging and thought provoking.
Joella Schmidt said:
Elisabeth’s book Submission is NOT Silence provides a unique, balanced and Biblical perspective on submission and should be read by every girl as she begins to date and every married woman who desires a solid, respectful, and Christ-like marriage. Other writers and speakers either ignore the mandate and throw off all constraints or flat out call the woman to submit to her husband, almost without question, because he is the “head,” even when there is abuse (emotional, spiritual, or even physical). I (and many of my friends) have struggled with this accepting this view of submission – which ignores other verses about mutual submission, growing to become one, and the “head” and “body” working together.
Finally a book written from experience that addresses the dilemma. Married for 38 yrs (no small task these days) and having raised 3 sons, Elisabeth grew up in a Christian home with the mindset that women should live in quiet submission (aka: doormats, no rights, no opinions, and no voice of their own). She began her own marriage with that perspective for the first 14 years. It’s her story of being set free: the transformation into a butterfly who learns to fly again with the new mindset that women are to use their gifts, regain affirmation about their significance/worth, and speak up about situations that are bothersome in their marriage. This, coupled with husbands learning to listen, respect and respond with the goal of both conforming into “Christ-likeness,” “like-mindedness,” and “becoming one,” makes steps towards a mutually satisfying marriage where the couple rules together (Gen 1:26) and not over each other. The book is superb, especially for those who have been raised in a patriarchal home, and need cleansing from the ideas that come more from man than from Scripture.
Elisabeth Julin writes with, “a quiet and gentle spirit.” Throughout the book, her tone is one of gentleness and quietness, never harsh or condemning. She describes her marriage as “living the quiet life” with her husband as “one.” She encourages wives to speak up and speak out “the truth in love” (Eph. 4:15)as God affirms that you should. Out of all the books written about marital submission, this book has inspired me because of it’s easy reading style, it’s clear scriptural exposition, and it’s principals of truth/grace so evenly mixed.
Hope this review inspires you to get the book and find your own freedom and marital “oneness” that is impossible to find with current entrenched paradigm of gender roles and submission.
Virginia Knowles, in the Come, Weary Moms blog, has posted a review of Submission Is Not Silence that provides an accurate description of the book and Lizzie’s back story. Here is a link to the Come Weary Mom’s article.
Charlotte/Jacksonville said: “It is encouraging. Every woman needs Submission Is Not Silence. It is a manual for women.”
Paul/St. Augustine said: “Submission Is Not Silence is the new paradigm. It frees women as much as slaves were freed one hundred years ago. Men should buy it; husbands and wives can work it out together.”
Deborah Mae Brine provides her opinion of the book in a review.
From Virginia’s Blog
|Where I’m FromI grew up in an amazing family of ten. My visionary father, and my mother who cooperated with his unusual determination, led us to the lower forty-eight States, six Provinces in Canada and a bit in Mexico. We traveled because encouraging families to read the Bible together was the vision of my father.The faith of my parents instilled in me an unswerving belief that God wrote the Bible to us as individuals. We read the Bible consistently, even while traveling, staying in motels and homes in forty-eight states. By the time I was in my twenties, I had heard and read the Bible through from cover to cover more than 100 times. As a result, I knew books of the Bible by memory, as did my seven siblings.
When I married Eric, the man I dreamed would come along all through those travels, my disciplined upbringing and silent submission as a daughter, carried into our new marriage. I thought I was a perfect wife, until our marriage grew sad, our interaction frustrated. I began to realize I was losing my husband’s respect.His University training and traveling in the Navy gave him no clue to where I was coming from. His understanding of a whole woman was more complete than mine. The alarming realization that I was doing something wrong began to dawn on me: I began a serious study of Scripture to find out God’s view of who I was, what my life should look like. Through the study I realized that submission is not silence. I was responsible to bring my viewpoint and opinion to the marriage. The marriage is a cooperative effort that demanded my active creativity and not a “go-along- get-along-not-particularly-helpful” attitude.
I simply want to point you in the direction of the Bible. My authority is its message comparing one Scripture with another, from beginning to end. A “bride adorned for her husband” begins with Eve and her purpose in Genesis; her significance only completed in the last book, The Book of Revelation.
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