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‘Our Husbands’ Shoes Are Way Too Big for Us’—Ladies Bible Study Post Goes Viral

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Screenshot from Twitter / @RevSarahLocke

A post showing attendees at a ladies Bible study trying on their husbands’ shoes has gone viral on Twitter. The purpose of the exercise was for the women to learn not to take on their husbands’ role and responsibilities, which according to the post, are heavier and more burdensome than their wives.’ 

“In our ladies Bible study I asked all the women to bring a pair of their husbands shoes to class,” says the writer of the post, whose name is blocked out. “When they got there, I asked them to put them on. We spent the rest of the evening wearing shoes that were in most cases way too big for us. We were stumbling around and tripping over them and they definitely were not comfortable. It was really quite comical!”

Ladies Bible Study Post Goes Viral

The ladies Bible study post contains several pictures of the Bible study’s attendees, whose faces have been marked over for anonymity, wearing their husbands’ shoes. The user, who appears to have put the original post on Facebook, continues:

We quickly realized that our husbands shoes our [sic] wayyyy to [sic] big for us. They are meant for our husbands feet, not ours.

So…. Why do we insist on wearing them?

I for one don’t want his job or his responsibilities! There is no way I could handle the physical or mental stress he deals with! And wearing his big old dirty boots really [sic] a good reminder of

Their shoes aren’t meant to fit us. The load they have to carry is heavy. They are responsible for our family in ways that we will never truly understand.

So let’s stop trying to wear our husbands shoes. Instead, let’s pray for them, encourage them, and let them be the men God has called them and created them to be.


Twitter user Rev. Sarah Locke tweeted a screenshot of the post with the words, “Stop it.” The tweet went viral, receiving over 5,600 retweets, over 5,400 quote tweets and nearly 100,000 likes as of this writing.

Dr. Beth Allison Barr, author of “The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth,” commented, “Do I laugh? Or cry? How does body size = leadership?” 

Many users who have commented on the ladies Bible study want to know how the point of the exercise applies if a husband’s feet are the same size as his wife’s or even smaller than hers.