We Are Warriors : Finally Loving Yourself

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We Are Warriors Finally Loving Yourself Your sink is shiny! Ready for the next baby step? You have to learn how to take care of ourselves before you can take care of others. "Man may work from sun to sun but woman 's work is never done." Though it is just an old saying, for many women it is a reality accompanied by the guilt of not being able to do it all. To fulfill our desire to be what God would have us to be, we attend Bible studies and small groups; we read books and every blog relative to the topics of home and family. Inadequate homemaking skills are highlighted when we attend the Proverbs 31 study. Hoping for a spiritual magic formula we dive into a task list (Proverbs 31:10-27) dedicating ourselves to what appears to…show more content…
Some scholars believe that in keeping with the theme, this last chapter is a personification of wisdom rather than an actual living woman. As women of Faith, Proverbs 31 has become the checklist of required virtues in hopes that our families will rise up and call us blessed. We are so tired and frustrated because we haven 't conquered the virtuous woman list and there is slim chance that we ever will. If this truly is the standard, why would we would be given something so impossible to measure up to? Single woman, childless women, and poor woman would be disqualified as virtuous if this is intended for the criteria. Not to let any of us slack off on our God given roles, in Proverbs 31:10-31 the only instruction that we actually do find is given to men and that is to honor their wives for the works of her hands. The very last sentence in the book of wisdom is instruction to men. Give her of the the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31:31 In her book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood, author Rachel Held Evans, reveals the findings of her research that in Jewish culture, Proverbs 31 is a blessing of celebration of the accomplishments of this Godly woman rather than a mandate of requirements. According to Ahava, an Orthodox Jew befriended by Rachel, men in the the Jewish culture memorize this poetic blessing, presenting it as a song of praise to the women in their lives for all of their
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