Monday, July 11, 2011

Reviving Etiquette

We are called to live a life of selfless-ness, how does living for one's self at the expense of others, love? This is an excellent podcast on etiquette, something lost today.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Biblical Beauty

What is bibical beauty? God made us women to be physically beautiful, I think this is an amazing and wonderful gift of God for ourselves and our husbands. We are softer and prettier and gentle and caring. It seems that whatever wonderful and amazing thing God has created, Satan comes along and perverts it and makes it into something gross and digusting.
I believe we are to want to be pretty and embrace our feminity, but today that means "show off your body" and "if you got it, flaunt it". WHY would you take a precious gift meant to share in a loving relationship and embrace of your husband and just put it on display? Covering up doesn't mean you have to be ugly, it just means we hold ourselves precious and save the most intimate parts of ourselves to share with our husbands. I think there is also a tendancy to go the other way, baggy pants with a big sweatshirt, is that feminie? It *can* be but typically it isn't, God made us girls/women, lets embrace that, we can add our personality and likes to our wardrobe, but let us always be mindful of not drawing attention to ourselves and displaying our sexuality. A soft, gentle, quiet and subdued woman of God is the most beautiful thing to behold.

This is biblcal beauty:
1Pe 3:3 Do not let your adorning be external--the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear-- 1Pe 3:4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. 1Pe 3:5 For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Modesty is a result of the Gospel

An excellent sermon about what it means to dress like a godly woman, it is all about the Gospel.

This is an important video sharing the man's point of view on how we dress. Play attention, do we really think about how the godly brother is battling temptation

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Power of God to turn us into a Proverbs 31 woman

This is a beautiful testimony of what God can do, how He can conform us into a Proverbs 31 woman.
Be Blessed!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Words of wisdom for the Biblical Woman

Today is going to be words of wisdom by other people. I hope they bless you.

“Modern women are used to being told we can do anything we want. So when God says to stay home and work there, it grates harshly on our ears. Stay home and be housewives? How legalistic and enslaving! Surely an intelligent woman has better things to do than wash dishes for the rest of her life!” (Mary Pride, The Way Home)

“Feminists have foolishly claimed that woman’s roles as a homeworker is the result of male patriarchal bias. The opposite is true. Non-Christian male patriarchal societies have always enslaved women outside the home; Christianity sets us free.” (Mary Pride, The Way Home)

"When a man tries to be a 'better' father by acting like a mother, he is not only less fulfilled as a father, but as a man, too. A father's relationship with his children can't be built mainly around child-caring experiences. If it is, he's a substitute mother - not a father! Similarly, under this 'petticoat rule' if a tired father is bludgeoned into serving as a kitchen aide and handy man, it doesn't enrich his fatherhood either. Actually, a wife who shifts her unpleasant household chores to her husband is downgrading her own activities in her children's eyes.” (Larry Christenson, The Christian Family)

Feminists think housework, symbolized by dishwashing, is demeaning for a talented woman. I prefer to think of it as art. Is a sinkful of dirty dishes, after all, more beautiful than a cupboard full of clean ones?" (Mary Pride, The Way Home)

“(Mothers), our daughters will be products of their theology. Their knowledge – or lack of knowledge – of who God is and what He has done for them will show up in every attitude, action, and relationship. Their worldview will be determined by their belief system. We must teach our daughters that their value and identity lie in the fact that they are image-bearers of the God of glory. This will protect them from seeking significance in the inconsequential shallowness of self-fulfillment, personal happiness, materialism, or others’ approval. Our daughters must know the wondrous truth that their overarching purpose in life is God’s glory.”~Susan Hunt

“The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies.  A true mother is one of the holiest secrets of home happiness. God sends many beautiful things to this world, many noble gifts; but no blessing is richer than that which He bestows in a mother who has learned love’s lessons well, and has realized something of the meaning of her sacred calling.”~J.R. Miller

“The Holiness of God is not evidenced in women when they are brash, brassy, boisterous, brazen, head-strong, strong-willed, loud-mouthed, overly-talkative, having to have the last  word, challenging, controlling, manipulative, critical, conceited, arrogant, aggressive, assertive, strident, interruptive, undisciplined, insubordinate, disruptive, dominating, domineering, or clamoring for power. Rather, women accept God’s holy order and character by being humbly and unobtrusively respectful and receptive in functional subordination to God, church leadership, and husbands.”~James Fowler

“Earth has nothing more tender than a woman’s heart when it is the abode of piety.”~Martin Luther

“Many wives strive for physical beauty, but Scripture says that “beauty is vain” (Proverbs 31:30).  While it’s alright for her to adorn herself with outward beauty, a godly wife’s first concern is to adorn herself more with inward beauty.  You do this by being submissive to your husband with the attitude of a “meek and quiet spirit” (1 Peter 3:3).  You develop a “meek and quiet spirit” by humbly trusting God while being submissive to your husband.  Your motivation comes from placing your hope and trust in God just like the “holy women” in “former times” (1 Peter 3:5).”~Martha Peace