Stubborn Wives And Divorce

By David J. Stewart

“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD....” —1st Samuel 15:23

       According to 1st Samuel 15:23, stubborn wives are as guilty in God's eyes as those who worship Satan! And God tells us why... because thou hast rejected the Word of the Lord! America has THE highest divorce rate in the world, and American women are TWICE as likely to file for divorce than men. The reason is because most of America's women have become feminists, rebelling against God's Word by not obeying their own husband, and stubbornly demanding to have their own way. 

This CONFLICT of authority in the home creates a two-headed monster that usually ends in an ugly divorce. Listen to the words of the great man of God, and founder of the Sword of the Lord, Evangelist John R. Rice (1895-1980) concerning the woman's role in marriage...

"Why does not the Bible limit a wife's obedience to her husband? Why does the Scripture not say, as many wish it did say, that a wife should be subject to her husband as long as he is right and true to the Bible? Or why does it not say, as Mrs. Goforth interprets it in How I Know God Answers Prayer, that a wife should be subject to her husband in all matters but spiritual matters? But that is not what the Bible commands. Rather the Bible says, "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord," that is, as unto Jesus Christ, and so of course in complete submission. And again, "Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing" (Eph. 5:22,24).

SOURCE: (Success-Prone Christians, by Dr. John R. Rice; chapter 2; pg. 44,45).

Oh how right Dr. Rice is concerning this matter! Women are to obey their husbands, whether he is right and true to the Bible or not. This urgent Biblical truth desperately needs to be taught in our churches today, because divorce is epidemic in America!!!

Here is a very honest, accurate and admirable answer to the question “Where have all the good men gone?” by Miss Hilary White of

Young men giving up on marriage: ‘Women aren’t women anymore’
While more young women say that having a successful marriage is important, fewer men share that goal.

by Hilary White |
January 10, 2013

Fewer young men in the US want to get married than ever, while the desire for marriage is rising among young women, according to the Pew Research Center. Pew recently found that the number of women 18-34 saying that having a successful marriage is one of the most important things rose from 28 percent to 37 percent since 1997. The number of young adult men saying the same thing dropped from 35 percent to 29 percent in the same time.

Pew’s findings have caught the attention of one US writer who maintains that feminism, deeply entrenched in every segment of the culture, has created an environment in which young men find it more beneficial to simply opt out of coupledom entirely.

Suzanne Venker’s article, "The War on Men," which appeared on the website of Fox News in late November, has become a lodestone for feminist writers who have attacked her position that the institution of marriage is threatened, not enhanced, by the supposed gains of the feminist movement over the last 50 years.

“Where have all the good (meaning marriageable) men gone?” is a question much talked about lately in the secular media, Venker says, but her answer, backed up by statistics, is not to the liking of mainstream commentators influenced by feminism. She points out that for the first time in US history, the number of women in the workforce has surpassed the number of men, while more women than men are acquiring university degrees.

“The problem? This new phenomenon has changed the dance between men and women,” Venker wrote. With feminism pushing them out of their traditional role of breadwinner, protector and provider – and divorce laws increasingly creating a dangerously precarious financial prospect for the men cut loose from marriage – men are simply no longer finding any benefit in it.

As a writer and researcher into the trends of marriage and relationships, Venker said, she has “accidentally stumbled upon a subculture” of men who say “in no uncertain terms, that they’re never getting married.”

“When I ask them why, the answer is always the same: women aren’t women anymore.” Feminism, which teaches women to think of men as the enemy, has made women “angry” and “defensive, though often unknowingly.”

“Now the men have nowhere to go. It is precisely this dynamic – women good/men bad – that has destroyed the relationship between the sexes. Yet somehow, men are still to blame when love goes awry.”

“Men are tired,” Venker wrote. “Tired of being told there’s something fundamentally wrong with them. Tired of being told that if women aren’t happy, it’s men’s fault.”

Feminism and the sexual revolution have simply made marriage “obsolete” for women as a social and economic refuge, but this is a situation that should not be celebrated by feminists, Venker says.

“It’s the women who lose. Not only are they saddled with the consequences of sex, by dismissing male nature they’re forever seeking a balanced life. The fact is, women need men’s linear career goals – they need men to pick up the slack at the office – in order to live the balanced life they seek.”

SOURCE: Young men giving up on marriage: ‘Women aren’t women anymore’

Feminism, unisex and the lack of teaching Biblical morality in America's classrooms have consequently produced multiple Godless generations of unbalanced, confused and characterless adults! God will not be mocked! Our nation is now reaping what is has sinfully sowed after generations of disregarding, ignoring and rejecting God's Word. When all else fails read the instructions!!! It's been said that Americans always do the right thing, but only after trying everything else first! Ephesians 5:22, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.” A wife is to obey her own husband as if Christ Himself were her husband. The feminist demand of equality in authority is rebellion, which the Bible compares in 1st Samuel 15:23 with “THE SIN OF WITCHCRAFT”!

1st Samuel 15:23, “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.”

Women today who dress immodestly, refuse to be meek and shamefaced in public, and quiet in men's matters, BLASPHEMING the Word of God, speaking evil of the Bible by disobeying it with their lives.

Domestic Rebellion

Some commonly used terms in U.S. culture nowadays are “domestic abuse” and “domestic violence,” but how about a new term... “domestic rebellion.” American culture fails to recognize the Biblical mandate for wives to OBEY their own husbands.

So many self-righteous wives today are hypocrites, who file for divorce, drag their husband into court before a heathen judge, and cause him financial ruin. This is a woeful evil. A lazy wife who stubbornly refuses to care for her children, clean the home, or satisfy her husband's needs, is afforded a FREE lawyer if her husband even blows up in verbal anger against her. 

She is catered to as if a victim. The husband is forced into hiring a lawyer and paying $20,000 in legal expenses to defend himself! Check with your local police station and you will learn that a husband who even yells at his wife is deemed guilty of "Domestic Abuse." 

The legal charge is "verbal assault." If found guilty by a judge, the husband can be forced to support his stubborn and rebellious former spouse for the remainder of her life. The husband risks losing his kids, his paycheck, his home... HIS LIFE! Wicked! Injustice! American men have been victimized by a Godless feminist agenda sinfully working within our government, that roasts fathers over the flames of Hell for exercising husbandly authority over the wife (Genesis 3:16).  Wives are commanded in God's Word to OBEY their husbands in EVERY THING (Ephesians 5:24). Don't believe it? ...

The Dangerous Rise of Sexual Politics

We hear a lot about "Domestic Abuse" these days; but NOTHING is ever said about stubborn or rebellious wives. How about a new term called... Domestic Rebellion? Or, perhaps we should term it... Domestic Laziness. Or, perhaps just a simple... Domestic Bad Attitude! The entire legal system has turned vicious against working fathers in America. This is a woeful evil, and will ultimately bring the judgment of God upon this cursed nation. Feminism is one of the evil children of Communism, intended to subvert American women into aborting (murdering) their babies, proclaiming Sexual Liberation, and divorcing their husbands. No wonder lesbianism is skyrocketing!!!

If you think there's not a satanic agenda in America at work trying to destroy your marriage, home and children... WAKE UP!!! Read what mega-criminal Henry Kissinger says...

The Plot Against Mothers

The powers behind the scenes controlling everything deliberately want women to pursue careers so they WON'T have more than a child or two at most. It has worked well. Families are rapidly decreasing in number in Russia, Japan and the United States! In China, some cities have a surplus of 30,000,000 men more than women because of brutal one-child policies. It started decades ago as a mere tax, which is how it will start in America. Then one day soldiers will drown your second child in a pool of rain water just as they do in China today.

I'm your friend ladies. Don't think of me as your enemy. I'm not a bigot; but rather, I'm old enough to have seen where rebellious leads a mother. Satan will steal, kill and destroy everything you hold near and dear in life, and make you think he's doing you a favor in the process.

Thinking Can Be Dangerous!

Ironically, feminism promotes the notion that women who don't think for themselves often become enslaved in abusive relationships with men. So Dr. Feminist comes along and educates (i.e., brainwashes) women to "think" for themselves. 

As a tragic consequence, THINKING WOMEN have murdered so far over 53,000,000 babies in America since 1973!!! THINKING WOMEN by the millions are turning to LESBIANISM to escape male dominance in society.

Feminism has thrown the baby out with the bath-water, training a generation of Femi-Nazis to hate masculine authority. Women would rather marry women, and men marry men, than cohabit with each other. Men are afraid of the witchy, rebellious, viscous women today. And women are paranoid about masculine dominance in a relationship. There used to be a time in America when girls were taught to look for tough, rugged and dominant men. Not today brother, women want a sissy-britches, henpecked, wimp or nothing.

Divorce is pure hatred. That's all it is. When a person decides to leave and divorce, they look for excuses to justify their sinful decision to break their marriage vows. I hate what America has become. I hate the evil way people share lifetime vows with each other on their wedding day, but then 15-25 years later couldn't care less about their vows. It's nothing less than total apostasy, denying one's Christianity. Divorce is a sin that perpetuates for a lifetime. God hates divorce (Jeremiah 3:20).

THINKING WOMEN are destroying America! Whoopi Goldberg in the adjacent photo is an openly professed BISEXUAL. 

What all these feminists need to do is SHUT UP, and stop destroying other people's marriages. A wife who would otherwise be willing to "tough it out" through the struggles of marriage, often ends up filing for divorce because of some demonic feminist rat who brainwashed her with feminist THINKING. Tragically, the feminist rat is often a pastor's wife or Christian woman in the church. Is this really "thinking," or a lobotomy? Thank God for all the loyal wives who DON'T THINK. 

Thank God for all the loving mothers who DIDN'T have to THINK whether or not to keep a child. There was no decision to make, because she would NEVER even consider murdering her own child. You know, thinking can be a dangerous thing!  Obedience and thinking don't always reconcile very well. What you ladies need to do is allow your husband to lead and do the thinking. Feminists who claim to be "thinking women" are some of the biggest idiots on planet earth--PROOF that thinking can be dangerous!!!

Are husbands so evil and rotten in America that their wives are filing for divorce TWICE as much as men? ... Or is it that women have been poisoned in their minds by feminism to feel sorry for themselves, and selfishly seek greener pastures? You talk about being injected with a poison! Feminism is more deadly than arsenic and cyanide mixed together. The heart of feminism is self-righteousness! 

Feminism brainwashes wives to recognize their husband's authority over them as a form of abuse and tyranny. A husband who tracks his wife's whereabouts and time is nowadays considered GUILTY OF DOMESTIC ABUSE. I'm not kidding. Go down to your local police department and ask for a free brochure on Domestic Abuse, or go online and do a web search. 

Here's a website that defines Domestic Abuse as "forbidding victim to work or participate in outside activities." So according to these idiots, the godly husband who follows 1st Timothy 5:14 and DEMANDS that his wife stay in the home is abusing her. The world has gone insane! A husband has every RIGHT to track his wife's whereabouts, friends and time. 

This is unbelievable folks, and Satan is behind this subversion of America's legal system. If you don't agree with what I'm saying, that is, that women should be under the control of their husband, then you're not right with God. God is an authoritative God, in the home, in marriage and in government. The church is NOT an authority in our lives, nor was it meant to be. The Word of God is the only authority in the believer's life, and the Bible commands wives to OBEY their husband; just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord (master).

A wife is to submit unto her husband as unto Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:22, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.” If you have even half-a-brain as a wife, then you know that ALL MEN are sinners. No one is without sins. You are a big sinner too! I'm sick and tired of women filing for divorce and then going around for the rest of their life saying, “My husband did this!” and “My husband did that!” You self-righteous hypocrite, what did you do??!!

According to U.S. Laws, a wife does NOT have to obey her husband, and a husband WILL BE PROSECUTED for enforcing such God-given rights. Today's Domestic Abuse laws go totally contrary to God's Law. Wifely obedience to the husband has been reduced to a cute novelty in America today, where a wife can disobey her husband at any time and there's NOTHING he can do about it. This is a woeful evil in the United States, Canada, and Europe... in all developed nations. 

Muslims Cultures Are Closer To Right Than America Today

I hate to say it, but the Muslims come a lot closer to being right than we Americana do. But you say, wait a minute preacher! They abuse women in Arab countries. They can't even show their faces in public. Yes, I am aware of such abuses and do not agree with them. God created Eve from Adam's rib, the nearest thing to his heart. A woman should be loved and cared for, not treated as a dog. However, they've learned in Muslim culture that to give a woman an inch means she'll take a foot. If you allow feminism to get it's ugly foot in the door, their culture will fall apart overnight like America's has. Don't believe it? Look at the hellhole culture in the U.S. today...

ABC debuted a shameful new ABC sitcom TV series called “GCB” (Good Christian Bitches) on March 4, 2012. In a Muslim country such sacrilegious blasphemy against their religion would mean certain death. We've used our freedoms in America as an occasion to commit wickedness against God. This is why highpriest Peter Gilmore of the Church of Satan says “America is absolutely a satanic nation.” Americans are like the escaped convict who can't wait to rob another gas station, rape another women or murder another human being. God gives us freedom from militant Communism and we turn around and embrace social Communism (which precedes militant communism... just wait until 2025 and see).

A wife who carelessly shirks her responsibilities ought not be rewarded in court for her rebellion and stubbornness. Now, please don't misunderstand me, I'm not condoning physical abuse; but, MUCH of what is construed as "Domestic Abuse" nowadays is a direct attack against the God-given authority of the man in the home. A man is to be the head of his home, and the wife is to obey him in EVERY THING (Ephesians 5:24).

Social Sickos

Oprah Winfrey is another THINKING feminist, and says... "if your little girl wants to be a boy... let her." These are the social sickos who are destroying America's family values. Read about George Chisholm. Feminism absolutely prohibits a husband from having any disciplinary authority over his own wife. 

Again, I'm not condoning abuse; but discipline and abuse are two very different things. A child being spanked is NOT being abused. A wife today can basically slack off all she wants to in the home, and her husband is virtually powerless to do anything about it. Men nowadays are as cattle headed for the slaughterhouse when they get married, especially in America. The statistics and court cases are proof of what I say. 

Yet, because marriage is the right way (Hebrews 13:4), men continue to become victims of a Godless court system that crucifies husbands and fathers. There are few exceptions. Get mad at me if you want to, it's high time for preachers to stop trimming their sermons by catering to a bunch of hussies and stubborn women in our churches who are feminists! Women need to be taught from the pulpit to shut up; submit to her husband; and to bake cookies, learn to make clothes and care for her children at home instead of pursuing a career outside the home. Economic oppression is being used as a weapon against families in America. The globalists behind the New World Order don't want you to have more than one child.

The Georgia Guidestones mysteriously appeared out of nowhere in 1979. A well-dressed anonymous man paid for the monument, which shows the blueprint for man's future on earth if the Lord tarries His return. The Guidestones call for a reduction of the earth's population to 500,000,000 people (a 90% reduction from present population numbers). Through sterilization-laced vaccines, the globalists are succeeding. All of the help-the-children program today sponsored by the United Nations are front groups for population reduction agendas.

A father who solely supports his children after a divorce should ALSO have full-custody as well.  This is fair.  Unfortunately, such responsible fathers usually end up being weekend dads.  As the world's feminist women are increasingly becoming nude, rude, and crude... so are so-called "Christian" women being INFLUENCED by them.  Why aren't America's preachers exposing the evils of feminism!  Let' face it, most Americans today have become INTOLERANT of the Word of God.  A pastor who rips and scathes against the sin of feminism will soon be like John the Baptist who cried as a voice (singular) in the wilderness.  Those who preach the truth today have few friends.

News Alert: Feminists are Perfect!

Feminism hypocritically and unfairly places nearly all of the guilt and blame in a failed marriage upon THE MAN. I receive letters frequently from upset women who divorced, that all say the same thing... "he did this, or he did that, what was I supposed to do?, etc." What you were "supposed to do" is obey your husband. One woman wrote me last week, saying that she was thinking of leaving her husband because of his gambling addiction. You know, if every wife left a husband who had an addiction, there wouldn't hardly be anyone married anymore. 

Another woman wrote me last week and said she was thinking of leaving her church, because she saw some Southpark videos while babysitting for her pastor. I hate to burst your bubble folks, but there's NO PERFECT PASTORS! From the best of my recollection, I think the Bible says something about us ALL being Hell-deserving sinners. Yes, of course it does! (Romans 3:10,23; 1st John 1:10). Feminists are different of course, they are perfect, and can therefore condemn men for everything. I'm not defending Southpark. I hate that trash! I'm saying that you won't find a perfect pastor.

Genuine love is willing to suffer, and pain, and be patient. A woman wrote me last month, saying that her husband was having an affair with another woman in Canada, and she was alone in Illinois. She said she still loved her husband, and that he continually reassured her of his love. She asked me if it was a sin for her to divorce her husband?  I told her to view the matter from a Biblical perspective instead. Jesus was willing to suffer, be afflicted and rejected, and ultimately crucified because HE LOVES US (Romans 5:8, 1st John 3:16). 

If we possess God's love, which very few people do, then we should be willing to suffer as Christ did. VERY FEW people understand what I just said, and probably never will. In Hebrews 13:5 God promises NEVER to forsake nor leave His own.  What a marvellous promise! Perhaps it's just me, being a believer who loves the Lord, but I cannot understand how people can quit on their spouse, like throwing away an old shoe, and just move onto greener pastures. I'm glad I don't understand it, and I hope I never will. 

I can sum up everything I'm trying to say with this... You ought to have the spirit of a martyr in marriage, that is, I may die, but I won't quit my marriage. I may go through hell, wind and high water, but I'm not going to throw-in-the-towel and give up on my marriage. If I had my way, divorce would be outlawed in every circumstance! You would be stuck with the person you promised to stay with until death. That is what the wedding vows state.

One smart-Alecky woman wrote to me and said in India they don't make a commitment to stay married until death. She said she was married in India. I quoted to her Mark 10:9 which forbids putting asunder what God has made in Heaven. Argue with God, not me. Marriages are made in Heaven. Another man said he married his sweetheart at city hall instead of church, just in case it doesn't work out. He thinks that by getting married at city hall instead that he has not made any promises to God. That is a wrong attitude. You're just as much accountable to God if you get married at city hall, than if you are if get married in a church. There is NO difference.

True Biblical Love Never Fails

If a person genuinely loves their spouse, "divorce" won't even be in their vocabulary. And by the way, genuine love never fades away. I know a woman who told her husband after decades of marriage that she didn't love him anymore. She filed for divorce, blaming him for everything. She accused him of driving her love away. She is incorrect. 

First, the woman sinned horribly against God and her husband by filing for divorce (Matthew 19:8; 1st Corinthians 7:10).  She broke her marriage vows... "For better, for worse; til death do us part.

Second, even if her husband was more at fault, she would have been willing to share the blame if she was right with the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 3:10; 1st John 1:10). 

And thirdly, there's NO such thing as "I used to love you." Either you don't love your spouse now, because you NEVER DID; or else you still do love your spouse and ALWAYS WILL. Biblical love is NOT a game, as is the world's false love. The synthetic "love" which the world offers has no lasting loyalty or commitment. 

We hear heathen singers, like Britney Spears, singing all the time about how their "love will last forever"; but in reality, Miss Spears filed for divorce from her husband Kevin Federline in 2006. She filed! If a person genuinely loves their spouse, divorce won't even be in their vocabulary.  We are certainly living in the "evil and adulterous generation" which Jesus spoke of in Matthew 16:4. The reason why so many people are divorcing, and living in adultery today, is because they first betrayed God... James 4:4 states, "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." The world knows not the love of God, only sinful compromise and superficiality.

The Root of the Matter

The root of the matter is that we ALL need to GET RIGHT WITH GOD!!!  NO WOMAN, who is right with God, would ever divorce her husband! Let me say it again... NO WOMAN, who is right with God, would ever divorce her husband! And the same goes true for husbands. No husband who is right with God would ever divorce his wife... EVER! 

And let me add, NO psychiatrist will ever tell a wife that she is lazy, rebellious, and needs to get right with God. Rather, 95% of the time a DRUG is prescribed. This is another woeful evil in America. Many Americans are fat slobs who don't have control over their appetites, so they beg the Pharmaceutical companies for a drug to make them trim. Many Americans can't control their sex appetites, so they take birth control pills. A drug for this, a drug for that. No drug can replace personal discipline and character... foreign words to many people today. 

The truth is that most women end up in a psychiatrist's office because of stubbornness and rebellion. The answer is NOT in a drug, or in some heathen shrinks advice. The answer is profoundly simple... GET RIGHT WITH GOD IN YOUR HEART!

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