Friday, May 24, 2013

Not So Sure About That Proverbs 31 Woman

Do you ever feel a little...I don't know...irritated at the Proverbs 31 Woman?  Today I'm at Fulfilling Your Vows, sharing a little bit about my feelings toward this model of (unattainable?) excellence.  Come check it out!

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  1. Would love to read, your link is broken. Thank you. ~ Abby

  2. Thanks to those who let me know the link was broken. Got it fixed---thanks!

  3. I've thought the same thing about Proverbs 31. :)
    THank you for this post and encouragement for marriages, we live in a time that marriage isn't priority and our families struggle because of it. Any biblical encouragement is important.

    I linked up ~ Thanks. :)

  4. Actually , if it's put into the perspective that these achievements are over a lifetime, as Ruth Graham Bell had shared, it's very beautiful. Process and progression...
    When read as expectation or demand it leads to more performance orientation that defeats our relationship of love and grace with God. Christ's image is being developed in us over time - not in a day or by demanding us to measure up!
    So - relax and enjoy the journey! that's really what it's all about.

  5. Off to read your guest post - I do sometimes wonder if people might be intimidated by the Proverbs 31 ideal. Glad to hear commenters talk of the journey to get there rather than needing to be that perfect right away.

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  6. Looking forward to reading post. Tara (The Proverbs 31 Sanctuary) stopping by from Desire To Inspire.

  7. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Blog Hop 55. We can't wait to see what you have for us this week. The party is live now. Join the fun.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly

  8. I think there's more to the Proverbs 31 woman than people initially realize when just reading the passage. I've incidentally been reading a new book by Dr. Tony Evans and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst, called "Kingdom Woman" that has really given me new insights. Right off the bat they talk about the Proverbs 31 woman being the hallmark of kingdom women, "But the Proverbs 31 woman is not the model of a perfect woman. Neither is a kingdom woman called to perfection. Women, you can be a Proverbs 31 woman and more - but that doesn't mean you do it all at the same time." They tlk about life flowing through seasons and about getting help, not trying to do it all. It's really eye-opening. If you're interested in Dr. Evans' book, they have information and free devotional downloads at kingdomwomanbook.com. I hope it blesses you as it has blessed me.


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