How To Be A Noble Woman

A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Proverbs 31:13-31 NIV

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Finding The Hero In Your Husband-Intro

I get the marriage podcasts from Focus on the Family. Recently I listened to a series that featured Dr. Juli Slattery speaking on how wives have the power to make their marriages better. If you know me at all, you know that Shane & I have had our share of trials, pain, and bad circumstances throughout our marriage. Last year when we hit rock bottom, it took God to bring us out of our pit. I had to face forgiveness, I have been working on my anger issues, and I have been working on the concepts of respect and submission. I ordered Dr. Slattery’s book and just received it in the mail a couple of days ago. So far, I have only read the introduction and I am excited to read the rest soon! Here is an excerpt from the intro:

“Because women are so unaware of their power to shape their marriages, they often misuse their influence. There are two vital mistakes a woman can make which can result in the destruction of her marriage. The first one is ignoring her power all together. She denies that God has given her any substantial influence with her husband. In fact, she may even believe it is unbiblical to be a strong woman. This critical mistake results in a husband who has neither accountability, nor direction for the use of his leadership.

The second big mistake that a woman can make is to abuse her power. Even while a wife is convinced that she is a victim, she may be using her influence to destroy or discourage her husband. Whether through subtle or overt measures, it is easy for a woman to shatter her husband’s confidence, trust in her and leadership ability through the misuse of her power in marriage.”

I think this book will be a great addition to my marriage series. Let’s explore how to find the hero in our husbands!

“The wise woman builds her house,

but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” Proverbs 14:1

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Order at Christian Book Distributors through the following link!

I get credit for all purchases made through my CBD links!

Finding the Hero in Your Husband: Surrendering the Way God Intended – revised ed.

By Dr. Julianna Slattery / FaithWords

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I would love to hear your thoughts and stories if you are married!

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You can find links to all posts in this series on the Marriage Series Index page.

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