The Real Housewives of…the Bible? DVD Series Aims to Modernize Religious Lessons

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Verbal threats and table flipping, Old Testament style?

Stay tuned for The Real Housewives of the Bible, a new two-part straight-to-DVD series on women struggling with the same marital challenges found in the ancient Christian text.

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We doubt this series will have the catfights of the original. Pulling from Biblical narratives, the show aims to teach women how to be better wives through sacred Christian teachings.

Unlike the train wreck known as Bravo’s The Real Housewives franchise, the Bible wives are fictional. Each character is a modern-day woman struggling with life and marriage, and her storyline is based on a female figure from the Old or New Testament. These figures include celebrated matriarchs, such as Sarah, the wife of Abraham who was barren until birthing son Isaac at the age of 90, along with biblical bad girl du jour Delilah, who betrayed Samson for money by cutting his hair, thereby taking away his strength.

And the Bible has no shortage of relationship drama. There are harlots, mistresses and banished lovers galore, along with a wife who begs her husband to knock up their handmaiden, and a beautiful seductress who beheads an enemy. The Real Housewives should have no problem if the characters’ modern day lives echo the volatile relationships of their storied counterparts.

The DVD series, available August 8, is the latest venture for Ty Adams, a web evangelist who has built a career around Christian relationship and sex advice. The author of Single, Saved and Having Sex recently told CNN that “telling these age-old stories of adultery, loneliness and longing through entertainment helps women relate.”

Translation: Wives have been depressed since Eve took advice from a talking snake. No wonder everyone’s in therapy.

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