Regular readers of P.O.V. know the Duggars are a reoccurring subject. They seem like such lovely people, but at the same time I don't understand many of their core beliefs.
Take, for example, the case of being a submissive wife. Michelle Duggar was in the news -- yes, again -- for recently offering advice on a healthy marriage. According to the story, she was distributing pamphlets providing tips on how to be a submissive wife.
The tips included never reminding your husband of past failures because it would crush his spirit, to looking at him with admiration when he talks and to accept him as the leader.
Now, the Duggars have never been accused of being advocates for women's rights, but that the same time, prior to this, they also have never been accused of pushing their views on others.
One online comment read, "I feel that Michelle is sending out all the wrong messages to young woman and girls."
Another, however, stated, "I think Michelle is right on. ... I found when I started yielding more to my husband, he changed for the better, too."
I agree with the former. Marriage is supposed to be a partnership. One spouse should not be the leader and the other the follower. They should make decisions jointly. Also, are men such fragile creatures that their wives must be careful not to damage their egos? Of course, not. So why must a wife be careful what she says and always look at her men with admiration?
What do you think? Is Michelle Duggar correct or way off base?