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Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book. Preview — Wife Material by Deborah Cox. Wife Material tells a story of religious abuse and sexual repression in the modern Church of Christ denomination, an American sect that forbids women speaking in services. Elizabeth Campbell's parents Wife material 2013 violinists.

Her father seems gay. Their church disallows musical instruments and homosexuality. Elizabeth succumbs to the twisted violence in her family and the pressure Wife Material tells a story of religious abuse and sexual repression in the modern Church of Christ denomination, an American sect that forbids women speaking in services.

Elizabeth succumbs to the twisted violence in her family and the pressure for early marriage at conservative Waltham University, the flagship Church-of-Christ college where suicides abound. Then, she escapes fundamentalism through a series of liberating sins.

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Get A Copy. Kindle Editions. More Details Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please up. To ask other readers questions about Wife Materialplease Wife material 2013. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list ». Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Dec 17, Steve Allison rated it it was amazing Shelves: women-authors. Deborah Cox tells her story. She was raised in the Church of Christ. In her early elementary school years her family moved to Searcy, Arkansas where her parents began teaching music at Harding High School.

She stayed there through her undergraduate college years at Harding University. The was easy for me to follow and identify with because I'm the son of a Church of Christ minister and a graduate of Harding University also, though many years earlier. A distinctive characteristic of her f Deborah Cox tells her story. A distinctive characteristic of her family is their love for music.

They all played instruments and were intimate with the classical repertoire. This is a major bridge linking them to the world outside of the insular Christian school culture. I am familiar with how isolated from other Christian groups, even conservative ones, that the Church of Christ was in the seventies and eighties. In several ways it was even more so in the decades. But still, as a student at that school and faculty child, there were additional limits and strictures placed upon she and her classmates, especially the girls.

I now have a better appreciation of that. Much of the story concerns her romantic relationships. Religion plays a ificant role in the relationships and not as a help but a hindrance. It is a critique of the style of Christianity which is not egalitarian.

Her shows that she was always a thoughtful observer of her family, school, and religious environment. By the time Deborah is well into her college career, it is not surprising that she chose to leave music and study Psychology. The story has what I consider to be a happy ending.

I should also say that we met through a blog and traded some pleasant s both before and after I read her book. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money! Jun 16, Etta Madden rated it it was amazing. Some in the 70s missed ERA and the end of Vietnam. Among them was Wife material 2013 Campbell, the heroine of Wife Material.

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Cocooned from the larger world of feminism and anti-government rallies, Elizabeth was well-prepared for domestic rather than political action. Readers of Wife Material will come alive with remembrances of the familiar--or with shock at the strange. Whichever it may be, their feelings should also include gratitude that Cox has rendered an which needed to be told, with all its unsettling surprises about family, school and church; authority, marriage and independence; curiosity, wounds and caring.

In short, Wife Material is about what it means to be human and living in the midst of challenging, overbearing, and sometimes abusive relationships. Cox tells the Wife material 2013 with neither anger nor shame—just poignant insights. Etta M. Julie Stiles rated it it was amazing Oct 20, Oriana rated it it was amazing Jul 15, Greg rated it really liked it Jan 06, Lynette Nelson rated it really liked it Sep 04, Kathryn W. Henderson rated it liked it May 19, Jill German rated it really liked it Mar 02, Pauly rated it it was amazing Mar 29, Lisa rated it really liked it Sep 05, Michelle rated it really liked it Jul 30, Shaye Gresham marked it as to-read Sep 08, Heather marked it as to-read Nov 30, Taylor marked it as to-read Feb 07, Betty McMahon added it Mar 05, George Parks added it Apr 27, Jannette Eldred is currently reading it Apr 30, Teresa marked it as to-read Jul 16, Greg Henderson added it Jan 07, Arin Brutlag marked it as to-read Dec 31, Jenn marked it as to-read Jul 10, Alex added it Dec 31, Celia Hansen added it Aug 01, Joni Lawler is currently reading it Feb 18, Jacque added it Mar 01, Kacy Long marked it as to-read Jan 12, Abigail Hobbs marked it as to-read Apr 02, Karmenk added it Aug 14, Lyn Supnet marked it as to-read Sep 13, Wife material 2013 are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Wife Material: A Novel of Misbehavior and Freedom