Author's Preface

1.  Ira Levin, The Stepford Wives, Random House, 1972.  Film "The Stepford Wives", 1975, directed by Bryan Forbes.  Made-for-TV sequel, 1980, "Revenge of the Stepford Wives".  2004 film remake, "The Stepford Wives", directed by Frank Oz.

The original book and film came out in the midst of the 70's feminist movement.  It portrays a satirical yet chilling solution to women's liberation, created by the husbands of a fictional Connecticut community known as "Stepford".  Here, wives are replaced by passive, mindless, robotic creatures programmed only to cook, clean and be pleasing to their husbands; all of their assertive instincts are suppressed.  In the film's made-for-TV sequel, "Revenge of the Stepford Wives," the head of Stepford's sinister Men's Association justifies their actions in saying, "Women are upsetting the natural order of things."

The 2004 remake is campy and over-the-top satire; the original book and film are understated, dark and horrific.

A Wife's Importance

1.  E.W. Kenyon, The Father and His Family, p.114

     One caveat:  The Father and His Family, by E.W. Kenyon, is one of Kenyon's more conservative books, which I read back in the 80's and found to be helpful on a number of points. Kenyon, however, is one of the Word of Faith movement's first teachers -- early 20th century -- and I don't embrace any charismatic doctrine, including Word of Faith.  I believe it to be very damaging and misleading to hurting people who are searching for God's true answers to health and financial worries.  The movement has worsened dramatically in the last 30 or so years, and by comparison, Kenyon is relatively orthodox.

You can listen to great speakers on this topic via John MacArthur's "Strange Fire" Conference, available here: https://www.gty.org/library/topical-series-library/325/strange-fire-conference

Their Creation - Genesis 1

1.  Finis Jennings Dake, Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p.1 of Old Testament, col.4, footnote z.

 

Their Creation - Genesis 2

1. The Amplified Bible, Old Testament, p.2, footnote a.

2.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p.2 of Old Testament, col. 4, footnote s.

Together As One

1.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p.2 of Old Testament, col.4, footnote z.

2.  Ibid., p.1 of Old Testament, col. 4, footnote d (2nd occurence).

3.  Ibid., p.2 of Old Testament, col. 4, footnote z.

Their Fall - Genesis Three

1.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p.3 of Old Testament, col.1, footnote m.

2.  Ibid., footnote n.

3.  Ibid., p.2 of Old Testament, col. 4, footnote o.

4.  Ibid., p.3 of Old Testament, col. 4, footnote q.

5.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p. 3 of Old Testament, Col. 4, footnote f (2nd occurence).

 

Life After the Fall

1.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p. 164 of New Testament, col. 1, footnote v.

2.  E.W. Kenyon, The Father and His Family, p.101

Proverbs 31 Overview

1.  Finis Jennings Dake, Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p.1 of Old Testament, col. 4, footnote z.

2.  James Strong, Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries, Dugan Publishing, Inc., p. 60 of Hebrew and Chaldee Dictionary, col. 1, Hebrew word number 3927, "Lemuel"

3.  The Amplified Bible, Old Testament, p. 742, footnote y.

Her Character, Proverbs 31:10

1.  The Amplified Bible, Old Testament, p. 742, footnote y.

2.  Ibid., p. 708, footnote b.

3.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p. 665 of Old Testament, col. 4, footnote e.

4.  The Amplified Bible, Old Testament, p. 743, footnote z.

5.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p. 654 of Old Testament, col. 4, footnote f.

Her Husband's Trust, Proverbs 31:11,12

1.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p. 665 of Old Testament, col. 4, footnote g.

2.  Michele Galen, "A Big Hand From The Little Lady?", Business Week, 3383:6, August 1, 1994.

3.  Ibid.

Her Industry, Proverbs 31:13,14

1.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p. 650 of Old Testament, col. 1, footnote u.

2.  Ibid., p. 665, col. 4, footnote j.

Her Preparedness, Proverbs 31:15

1.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p. 665 of Old Testament, col. 4, footnote k.

 

Her Prudence, Proverbs 31:16

1.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p. 260 of New Testament, col. 1, footnote m.

Her Stability, Skill, Proverbs 31:18

1.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p. 665 of Old Testament, col. 4, footnote n.

Her Charity, Proverbs 31:20

1.  Allen, James, As A Man Thinketh, Brownlow Pub Co., 1985

Her Faith in God, Proverbs 31:21

1.  The Amplified Bible, Old Testament, p. 260, footnote c.

Her Purity, Proverbs 31:22

1.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p.666 of Old Testament, col. 1 footnote b.

2.  Ibid.

3.  Ibid., p. 665 of Old Testament, col. 4, footnote f, item 28.

Counsel and Kindness, Proverbs 31:26

1.  The Amplified Bible, Old Testament, p. 708, footnote b.

2.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p. 666 of Old Testament, col. 4, footnote a.

Her Household, Proverbs 31:27

1.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p. 665 of Old Testament, col. 4, footnote f, item 24.

2.  Ibid., p. 666 of Old Testament, col. 4, footnote c.

Further study on Proverbs 31:27

1.  Massachusetts Bay Records, 21 April 1629, I, 397.

2.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p. 666 of Old Testament, col.4, footnote b.

Her Family's Praise, Proverbs 31:28,29

1.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p.666 of Old Testament, col. 4, footnote e.

2.  The Amplified Bible, Old Testament, p. 743, footnote z.

 

Her Inner Beauty, Proverbs 31:30

1.  The New Webster Dictionary of the English Language, p. 925.

2.  Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, p. 665 of Old Testament, col.4, footnote f, item 31.