May 19, 2016 | Kacey Chambers |
Written by Dr. Whitaker, Head of School
There is a 50 percent chance that you (the reader) currently have or once had, a daughter in your home. Those of us who have girls in our homes often feel like we are working against a tide that undermines God’s original design for the feminine gender.
A recent issue of a British magazine (Country Living) purported to list the 39 things that make a woman a Lady. Martha MacCallum, Fox News TV personality, asked some thoughtful questions: “Being a ‘lady’ used to be something to which all young women aspired. In a society that praises academic, athletic, and career accomplishment, is there still value placed on being a ‘lady?’ Did feminism make lady-like behavior anachronistic, or disdainful?” She created her list a few days later.
Here are a few of the items that, in Martha’s opinion, make a lady . . .
I’m sure we would all have varying degrees of agreement with Martha and her list. However, a more reliable description for Christian parents can be found in Proverbs 31. Let me encourage you to review Martha’s list again, read what the Bible says, and begin working on your plan for raising women of virtue and grace.
In His Joy,
Steve Whitaker, Ph.D.
Head of School