What’s Wife Worship all about? Or any of its assorted alter egos and acronyms—Loving Female Authority (LFA). Female Led Relationships (FLR), and varieties of Marriages—Courtship, Wife Led, Role Reversal and Matriarchal.
Is it all just an elaborate rationalization for off-kilter, slightly obsessive behavior, in bedroom and out? I mean, why write a whole book about it, or a blog that never ends?
Glad you asked. In response, I’ll keep this post short and, I hope, sweet. And offer three concise answers from three people who practice and promote the Wife Worship lifestyle.
1) From an anonymously posting husband: “It’s all about doing what I can do to make my wife happy. Because when she is happy, I’m happy. It doesn’t take much once you get the hang of it. Every single day I just pretend we are dating and I try to win her heart.”
2) From “Emily Addison,” co-author (with worshipful husband Ken) of the book, Around Her Finger, and the accompanying blog:
“In last month’s update [a] wife summed up the impact of loving female authority by saying that it simply made her feel loved. I think many women are loved by their husbands, but do not get enough validation to this effect…
“A woman whose husband respects her opinions, who works to please his wife, and who pampers her with foot massages and unselfish love-making—now that woman has few doubts. Women are very much creatures of our own emotions. When we can feel it, we know it is so.”
3) From “Katherine West,” author of the Loving Female Authority blog:
“I think the two key selling points for a woman are that first and foremost, [wife worship] s an expression of a man's love for his wife. Men have trouble expressing themselves. My husband's submission to me is love, just as my nurturing of his submission is also love.
“The second selling point is that it will make a woman's life more comfortable. He works hard to keep me happy. In doing so, it makes him happy. Incidentally, his happiness is not beside the point.”