What a beautiful day it has been. The weather has been absolutely glorious, and the flowers in bloom have brought a smile to my face. The Lord has made such a lovely world for us, hasn’t He?
Beholding all of this beauty turned my thoughts to what I should aspire to be as a woman in terms of Biblical femininity. He wants me to have a lovely heart and a kind and gentle spirit.
Inspired, I decided to look for a quote or two about Biblical femininity to share with you. Surely this would be easy to find, right? Well, I looked and looked and have come up empty-handed. Every single site I looked at was riddled with feminist ideas even while using search terms such as “Biblical femininity” and “traditional womanhood”.
How can this be? Now, I hardly exhausted the entire internet, but all of the suggested websites were definitely not what I was looking for.
It’s almost like traditional femininity is being erased…
Ladies, we cannot let this happen. We must continue to be beacons of light in the community. We must share this truth with our daughters, and if we have a blog, write about it.
I am saddened by how far our culture has come. It’s not good enough for feminism to be preached, but opposing views must be silenced as well.
Believing in traditional gender roles is not only frowned upon, it is considered to be sexist. But this couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Not too many decades ago this was not how society viewed things. Yesterday we were watching The Sound of Music in our home. It’s one of our favorites! When Maria and Liesl were singing 16 Going on 17 the following verses stuck out to me:
Gone are your old ideas of life
The old ideas grow dim
Lo and behold you’re someone’s wife
And you belong to him
Lo and behold your someone’s wife, and you belong to him? This lyric likely wouldn’t fly today, especially with the cancel culture we are now experiencing. A wife belonging to her husband is a beautiful thing, but we rarely, if ever, hear of such talk because it doesn’t line up with society’s current agenda.
Traditional womanhood can be taught by us, ladies. Even simply wearing feminine modest clothing can be a testimony to others. Having a gentle and quiet spirit can also have an impact on those around us.
Today I plan on reading more about traditional womanhood from my personal library. Perhaps I might see if I can find a few new books to add. If I can find them. We must do what we can to keep traditional femininity from being erased.
Blessings, ladies. I hope you have a lovely day serving your families.
Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. Do not let your adornment be outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.
I Peter 3:1-6