“And I had this romantic notionof the life I could have with Hamid. My education had given me career prospects. We would both work, and we would both contribute to the household. We would be a team, real partners. I wanted a life where I could make the decisions along with my husband.” So says Fawzia Koofi in The Favored Daughter. “Also, because I came from a family where multimarriage was the norm, I knew I didn’t want it for myself.”
This Middle Eastern culture should have ended 1200 years ago, but it didn’t. Today pastors are preaching wives submission, while this Afghan woman is hungering for an egalitarian marriage.
Tell your pastor to read “The Favored Daughter” and see exactly what it is that he is espousing.