If you haven’t read the previous post, then you may be a tad bit lost reading this post. You can read up on it here: Faith| Proverbs 31: Praise of a Good Woman.
“favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30
Writing this post, definitely helped me envision the woman that I was working towards becoming. It opened my eyes to a lot, and it also gave me time to self reflect. Now, reading this post almost a year later, has definitely given me some great insight to myself. I also now understand why I still reside on single girls’ Blvd. lol
I have come across many men that either approved or disapproved of the previous post. And they definitely let themselves be heard in my inbox lol.
Some men felt that it was too “traditional” or that it degraded women (the irony) lol, and others felt that the post embodied everything they would look for in a woman to wife (and I mean actually marry, not just “ringless wifey”). I was actually told by a male friend, that women weren’t like that anymore, and that men weren’t interested in dating them. And that most men would prefer a nude over a bible verse.
Blaaahhhhh, but anyways.
Over the last few weeks, I have done more self reflecting and I have come to the conclusion that the woman I’m becoming is not everyone’s cup of tea. But it also seems to be causing me some trouble in the dating world. Lol now that isn’t a bad thing, because it means that God is weeding out the ones that definitely aren’t made for me. But at the same time, it is slightly discouraging.
It makes me feel like the I’m in the wrong era.
I know that I can only focus on the woman that I’m becoming. But sheesh, lol it’s is weird, that the logic of some make it seem that because I am on the path I’ve chose for myself, I’m unworthy. But the bible states that a woman who fears The Lord is worthy to be praised. So how backwards is that?
I feel that not all men can appreciate a good woman. A genuinely good woman. Even though many men complain about how hard it is to find a good woman and how they don’t exist. But at the same rate there are women with the same complaints ignoring the good men.
I still believe that many people are stuck on worldly views. And that societal views stops us from being the genuine people we could be. We are constantly trying to live up to other people’s standards. We pick our significant others based on the types society says we should date. We get super picky, we have height and credit requirements, bed grades, attractiveness, etc. and we are willing to deal with BS and settle for next to nothing, all because they fit the physical criteria. But their personality is crap.
I’m still working on becoming the woman that I would be proud of. But I’m also watching the people around me. I’m not perfect, and I know that I will never be near perfection. But I do know, that I’m becoming someone I can be proud of. And honestly, that’s all that matters.
What impression do you think you’re giving off? Are you attracting the type of man you would want to marry?