MembersIs the Proverbs 31 Woman Outdated, Unrealistic, or Timeless?

A conversation with real-life ‘Proverbs 31’ women, with real-life challenges and victories.

By Oriel Moran | | Topics: WOMEN OF THE BIBLE, Faith
Ultra orthodox women work on their computers in the ultra orthodox settlement of Beitar Illit. Photo: Nati Shohat/Flash90

‘What is a woman?’ is a question that every female must determine for herself while growing up. There is much beauty to behold when a girl embarks on the journey to discover who she is in God.

The Bible does give us an example, describing a woman in Proverbs 31, who is esteemed by all.

Read her description, and she might remind you of that one annoying ‘super-mom’ with the perfect pilates body who is on the parents’ committee at school, and has a ‘honey, I’m home’ husband.

She seems perfect, but is she? Or is she responsible for causing countless women to feel unworthy to be called just that, “woman?”

Feminists might have a love-hate relationship with this seemingly outdated description; on the one hand, a savvy workaholic businesswoman; on the other,  too tied to her identity as a wife and mother. Believers might feel crushed under what seems like an unrealistic expectation.

Perhaps, the Proverbs 31 woman is more misunderstood than not – on both secular and believing sides.

With conflicting views from every direction, how should believing women view...

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