Wednesday 7 December 2016

Blogger 'happily married' for 35 years ridiculed online for sharing her secret to long-lasting relationship

Published 22/06/2016 | 18:21

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A blogger has sparked controversy for saying women should do their housework “cheerfully” and accept if their husbands don’t help around the house.

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“Do you ‘expect’ your husband to help you with household chores? If you do, you won’t have a happy marriage b/c expectations destroy relationships,” the blogger wrote on a spiral notebook.

The personal blogger of Always Learning, Lori Alexander, has been “happily married” for 35 years and has now shared her secret to a happy marriage.

 “If he helps, great + if not, do your housework cheerfully as unto the Lord.

“You should also have married him b/c you deeply loved him, wanted to be a great help meet to him + make his life better, not worse + put more burdens upon his shoulders that he already has to carry in providing for his family,” the post reads.

Her post on how to make “his life as easy and as happy as you can” has been ridiculed online for its outdated beliefs.

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Brandi Deason said on Facebook: “No, absolutely not. Because I've experienced first hand that this leads to the power and control thing we see with domestic violence and abuse, whether it be verbal, emotional, or physical.

Excuse me?! No, if I'm "in charge" of cleaning the house, you can be "in charge" of packing your things and getting out. Bye bye!”

Ash Anderson wrote: “With a nope, nope, here and a nope, nope, there. Here's a nope, there's a nope, everywhere I look are nopes!”

Travis-Erika Cooley said:  “Yeah this is all fine and dandy if your husband is the only one working and you're staying at home. But if you both work full time, the housework should not be put on only one person. If he gets angry about doing half of the chores, then idk maybe he needs to grow up. Just my opinion though.”

The personal blogger who often uses notebooks to share her messages prides herself on teaching women about how to be better wives.

“I love teaching women to be sober, to love their husbands and children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, and obedient to their husbands as the Bible instructs me to do,” she wrote on her blog.

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