Have you ever wondered what it is that can bind girls of all ages and backgrounds in that mysterious word “femininity”? You might wonder how it is we think we know what it is…. truth is, there’s so much about it we don’t know yet, but we know the one who created mankind. God gave men and women distinct roles and characteristics. As we seek to grow closer in our personal relationship with Him, the image of true womanhood becomes more clear.
You may be familiar with the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31; many ladies have looked at this passage thinking “impossible!”. An interesting truth is that the word virtue is synonymous with the word valor; meaning strength, strength of mind to carry on in spite of danger, efficiency, wealth etc.
You’ll not find the faint of heart here! The world has trumped so many ideas of womanhood through the centuries. Many of these ideas have a common theme: strength; yet none of these versions of femininity have succeeded in actually finding this illusive strength. Proverbs 31 doesn’t present any comfy picture and certainly doesn’t allow any ‘lazy room’. This passage calls us to face the danger with strength, to be a woman who has valor like that of King David as he faced Goliath! Did you know that the same word chayil was used to describe his valor as the word used to describe the virtuous woman?
Through this blog you will meet woman throughout history who understood this challenge and faced it – come what may. These woman have become heroes and models to us girls. Down through the ages, from Bible characters, to maidens of the Early Church, the Middle Ages, through revolutions and wars! These woman understood their identity in the truest form and faced hazardous adventures and unimaginable suffering! But they thrived in those situations – and their secret was that which fascinated us – and the rest of the world around them!
Please join us in this treasure hunt , and as we discover the vibrant gems of femininity we’ll begin to understand what it really means to be a woman far above rubies. Let’s look to Him who can give us this valour and strength to face the challenge!
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.” -Psalms 28:7
~Kate & Jenny