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A Proverbs 31 life

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." ~Proverbs 31:30
My whole life, I’ve been told that women should strive to be the Proverbs 31 woman.
And my whole life, I thought that meant a woman who took care of her husband and kids and was the appropriate amount of respectful and submissive (as women are often encouraged to be) and just put together so perfectly.
In some ways, it is.
But have you ever really read Proverbs 31? Not just Proverbs 31:30, quoted above, but the whole chapter?
The Proverbs 31 woman is a fierce creature. She doesn’t lower herself in any way, but has the full respect of her husband. She handles her business, manages the family budget … Shoot. The woman buys a field and plants grapes.
She also cares for the poor and those in need.
“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” ~Proverbs 31:25
I wish I could laugh at the days to come.
In our heads, we have this image of what we thin…