Disappointed over reality shows not providing solutions to the very thing they advertise – troubled relationships – web-based evangelist and author Ty Adams decided to produce a biblically-based reality show, “The Real Housewives of the Bible,” to teach women that before finding love, they need to go back to the source of true love: God.
“The Bible captures the very essence of what love is. If you want to know how to navigate or experience love to its original, then you have to go to the manufacturer,” Adams shared with The Christian Post.
“The Real Housewives of the Bible” follows 12 women in a three-part DVD meant to be watched in a group setting for six weeks. The series is accompanied with a Bible studies guide where churchgoers, specifically single women, can learn from those who have experienced broken relationships in the past.
The show takes a look at women in the Bible with issues such as adultery, infertility, and shortage of available men for singles, and gives it a modern representation with one of the women in her show.
Adams selected the women in the series from those who either sent prayer requests or shared their personal stories on love. Some were just randomly selected, she said.
Adams is no stranger to love and its problems; she has been helping women since she founded a production company, Heaven Enterprises, in 2002. She has also written Single, Saved and Having Sex.
Besides educating women on love and taking them back to God’s blueprint, she wants to eradicate the divorce rate among churchgoers and transform the church so that nonbelievers can go to the church for answers.
“I think that the world has not necessarily looked at the church for answers and I understand that because the divorce rate among the churches is just as high as in the world. So why would they look at us for answers when we have not stabilized our relationships?” she asked.
She continued, “Christians need to get back to the original source so then we can allow God to heal us and then we can go to the world and minister to them, people who are broken in relationships and show them that yes I was too the same like you in a broken relationship but God restored me, God restored my marriage.”
To Adams, it is not a surprise when people say statements like “marriage is a dying institution,” which actress Cameron Diaz recently said. After all, the church clearly does not set the example. Finding the core problem is important if the church wants to change relationships, she stressed.
“It's easy to get a marriage license but not easy to get a driver’s license. Many people are driving into marriages and causing wrecks and accidents,” she illustrated. “So it's important that we begin to apply knowledge and wisdom concerning relationships before we jump.”
How can people apply so much time and effort in learning a vocation or getting a degree but not invest time learning about marriage, especially when the vows include “until death do us part,” she posed.
“You want to pray, you want to study, you want to prepare. Anything in life that we do, we want to make the same effort with love and relationships than just look at it casually and just hoping. That's what a lot of people are doing – winging it, they're just holding on to a hope and a prayer.”
She happily concluded by reassuring everyone that “when we get back to the first love, then we will change the entire world.”
"The Real Housewives of the Bible" will be available on DVD July 11.
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