Wednesday, August 7, 2013

How to Be, or Marry, a Virtuous Woman

Today I read Proverbs 31 which deals almost entirely with the attributes of a virtuous woman.  At first I was a little confused about this, but the first verse tells us that this proverb is a mother's advice to her son.  It is the duty of all parents to teach their children what kind of woman they want to marry or what kind of woman they need to be.  This is most effectively done by showing them how their mother treats their father.  Children will learn almost all their traits from how their parents act.  They might remember what their parents say, but they will absolutely remember how their parents behaved.  There is a phrase that I have heard before that states 'I can't hear what you are saying because your actions are too loud'.  Meaning of course that actions are always louder than words and if our actions are not consistent with what we are saying, our children will call us on it.  And they will absolutely follow our actions as opposed to our words if they are not consistent with each other.  In order to make sure they find a virtuous woman, we need to make sure we either are a virtuous woman or we marry one.  We also need to treat our spouses with respect and love.  This is the way to properly train up our children.  Until tomorrow.

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