It is VERY good! I have been encouraged and challenged by it today. Here are some quotes from today's reading:
a generation of giddy, silly, loud, boisterous, undignified, and clumsy
teenaged girls, picture a girl who radiates dignity, regal serenity,
respectfulness, grace, a gentle and quiet voice, poise, discretion,
self-command, sincerity, peace, compassion, cheerfulness and humility.
That girl would stand out as a woman of quality.
make a statement. They proclaim to people who you are, what you
believe, what you are worth, whom you belong to, what you admire, what
you aspire to, what you are for, and whether you are protected or cheap.
Looking around us on the street we can see girls of all shapes and
sizes and social backgrounds and beliefs. Nearly all of them have one
thing in common: they are hardly wearing any
clothing. Like all clothing, the clothes that we don't see these girls
wearing make a very obvious statement: I am a shameless hussy...I am
not worth much...I just want to get attention...I live for myself...I
need to be noticed...I need to look like everyone else.
our messages to declare exactly the opposite--I am loved, I am
cherished, I am protected, I am a woman of virtue, I am submitted to
God, I am part of a civilized society, I am worth more than rubies,
there is a part of me that is not to be stared at by strangers because
it belongs to my future husband.
womanhood...the very phrase sounds strange in our ears. We never hear
it now. We hear about every other type of women: beautiful women, smart
women, sophisticated women, career women, talented women, divorced
women. But so seldom do we hear of a godly woman-- or of a godly man
either, for that matter. We believe women come nearer to fulfilling
their God given function in the home than anywhere
else. It is a much nobler thing to be a good wife, than to be Miss
America. It is a greater achievement to establish a Christian home than
it is to produce a second-rate novel filled with filth. It is a far,
far better thing in the realms of morals to be old-fashioned, than to be
ultra-modern. The world has enough women who know how to be smart. It
needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women
who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The
world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We
need women, and men, too, who would rather be morally right than