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March 08, 2004

S Proznhikom!

Happy Women's Day!

Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
"Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all."
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
Give her the product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates.
Proverbs 31:28-31

Встают дети и ублажают ее, --муж, и хвалит ее:
'много было жен добродетельных,
но ты превзошла всех их'.
Миловидность обманчива и красота суетна;
но жена, боящаяся Господа, достойна хвалы.
Дайте ей от плода рук ее,
и да прославят ее у ворот дела ее!
Притчей Соломоновых 31:28-31


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this is one of my favorite passages, the whole prov 31 wife section. sometimes, when my husband and i have been arguing, i go and read this over and over, simply to refocus myself on what i am supposed to be striving for, rather than focusing on what i think he should be doing better.

Posted by: AutMom at March 9, 2004 08:48 PM

The women that organized the church's Women's Day tea used the Proverbs 31 passage, but focused on this ending point--that while all these things she does are good, the bottom line is "a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised."

It's been interesting living in a culture other than the one I grew up in. Something I've found necessary is to step away from my assumptions about what ideas are good, and try to determine the "bottom line," Biblically speaking.

Posted by: TulipGirl at March 9, 2004 11:43 PM

Something I've found necessary is to step away from my assumptions about what ideas are good,

Are you referring to how some people will use this passage to say that women can and/or should work outside the home, and others will say it shows she should be a homemaker? How you do you feel the different cultures would interpret it, aside from the bottom line of devotion to God being the most important thing she can do?

Posted by: AutMom at March 10, 2004 05:36 AM

Of course it includes "women's roles"--and how cultures percieve them, but it's beyond the usual homemaker vs. work-outside-the-home debate that is common in North American Christian circles. I'm not quite sure how to verbalize it. . .

I would like to see in the former Soviet Union, not just praise of the "great soviet woman workers" but renewed value of women as women, wives, and mothers.

Posted by: TulipGirl at March 10, 2004 09:11 PM

That would be nice... everywhere.

Posted by: AutMom at March 11, 2004 04:51 AM

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