Being a Woman of Virtue
“The modern challenge to motherhood is the eternal challenge “that of being a godly woman. The very phrase sounds strange in our ears. We never hear it now. We hear about every other type of women: beautiful women, smart women, sophisticated women, career women, talented women, divorced women. But so seldom do we hear of a godly woman–or of a godly man either, for that matter. I believe women come nearer to fulfilling their God-given function in the home than anywhere else. It is a much nobler thing to be a good wife, than to be Miss America. It is a greater achievement to establish a Christian home than it is to produce a second-rate novel filled with filth. It is a far, far better thing in the realms of morals to be old fashioned, than to be ultra-modern. The world has enough women who know how to be smart. It needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women, and men, too, who would rather be morally right than socially correct.”
~ Rev. Peter Marshall (found on Being Virtuous Women)
What does being a Virtuous Woman mean to you? To be honest, I don’t recall hearing the phrase until this last Sunday. I probably had in some sermon. It didn’t strike a chord with me though until when our pastor spoke on Purity. Purity isn’t just a man’s battle.
I goggled Virtuous Woman and found a few links…not as many as I would have liked….
I have strived to be a Proverbs 31 woman….I guess they mean the same thing…To me Virtuous Woman seems to be more attainable….That woman in Proverbs 31 is like PERFECT!
When I found a list at True Woman.com. I printed it so I can go back and look at it often. Keeping these things in the forefront of my mind.
Being a Woman of Virtue isn’t just clipping coupons to save money or making sure the house is clean before the Principal comes in the front door in the evening. It’s is also about not speaking negatively about or to our husbands. We are to build them up not tear them down. Having been raised in a home where this was not the norm I do find myself having to apologize more than I would like to admit.
Ephesians 4:29 ‘Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen‘
It’s about dressing in ways that don’t make men fall…I don’t mean the tripping while their head turns…they deserve that….I mean the falling in their heart by lusting after what you are wearing.
Just the a few weeks ago I caught myself looking at a man….in Wranglers and boots….I made myself move to a different area so I could not see him. He was easy on the eyes….but what did that do to build up my husband NOT A THING!
“Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish tears it down with her hands” Prov 14:1
The saying “If mama ain’t happy then nobodies happy” Se the tone for your home. Let it be a safe haven for your children. Not a home full of criticism and strife.
I am glad I have this list to look at often….so when, not if, but when I start to slip….this will re-focus me.
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