The woman next to me was reading “How to Treat your Husband Like a King”. She can’t have been married! But the man sitting on her other side was very interested in getting to know her.

And why not? Your potential wife has already indicated her desire to ‘know her place’. The book was written by a man of course but that is not important. He was a Pastor and therefore has no vested interest, writing information that is eternally true!

What is interesting is the way this perspective is still propagated by both men and women using views from the Bronze and Iron Age to give them authority. More interesting was that my female reader was clearly educated and in a good job and therefore has no need to join in such a pact with a traditional man.