Yes, my oldest daughter has a big responsibility in helping care for our family. But here’s the difference: In our family, we verbally and physically exalt the blessing of children. Regardless of the diapers, the messes and the squabbles, we view this work as the most noble on earth. She understands that this work goes far beyond the physical demands; that no woman could hold greater power than that of helping shape an immortal life. ~ Kelly Crawford www.heartsforfamily.com
A princess is a royal noblewoman, a ruler’s daughter or wife who honors all aspects of her inheritance and discharges her duties with grace and royal bearing, serving her people and leading them to positions of greater blessing. She recognizes that all thrones must be established in righteousness and that she must defend the faith and strengthen the morality of her people by her public and private example. In this generation, that is starving for examples of femininity, modesty, and true princess-like behavior, we must be the examples. A girl can be her father’s arrow and a cultural leader while under her father’s roof and protection, by setting an example of something which is almost a thing of the past: virtuous daughterhood. Anna Sofia Botkin in How to Be Your Father’s Ambassador, Arrow, and Princess www.visionarydaughters.com
What do you think the beautiful word ‘wife’ comes from?” he asks. “It means ‘weaver.’ You must either be house-wives or house-moths; remember that. In the deep sense, you must weave men’s fortunes, and embroider them, or feed upon them, and bring them to decay. Wherever a true wife comes, home is always around her. The stars may be the canopy over her head, the glowworm in the night’s cold grass be the fire at her feet, but home is where she is; and for a noble woman it stretches far around her,-better than houses with ceilings of cedar, or with paintings of the masters, shedding its quiet light for those who else were homeless. ~ John Ruskin Quoted in Secrets of Happy Home Life by J. R. Miller, 1874
Our homes are also the frame for a very special picture that has been entrusted to Christian husbands and wives. Paul wrote that marriage is meant to be a picture of Christ and His Heavenly Bride, the Church. Our homes set the stage for this picture and how it is presented to our world. Does your home reflect a wholehearted devotion to its King-your husbands and fathers? Does your home show a tender love and care for its Queen-all of you wives, mothers, and grandmothers? Your home can either lie about Christ and His Bride, or it can tell the Truth. The Truth is that the King provides for His Bride, lays down His life for her, and honors her with His own Body. The Truth is that the Bride adores the King, delights in serving Him, and rejoices at His return. ~ Jennie Chancey in Are You a Queen?
A bit more to come…