The Non-Proverbs 31 Woman

I got this a while back from one of my blogger friends. She gave me permission to use it.She wrote on her blog that it was supposedly written afterwatching a You-Tube video and hearing the report about the socialite Patricia-Walsh Smith.

The wife with little character is easy to find.

She values herself more than she values those around her.

She drives her husband away with her constant wanting of more and her dissatisfaction with the lifestyle he can provide.

She regales friends and family with his faults and he is easily replaced.

Her house is always a mess, dishes in the sink, dirty laundry on the floor, and beds unmade.
She picks up takeout or makes reservations for meals.

She hits the snooze bar until she must yell and fuss at her children, hurrying them to get ready for school, wearing wrinkled clothes that do not match and without breakfast.

She has a job but spends her money on pedicures and manicures, nights out with the girls and new clothes and diet coke.

She is a lazy worker, taking long lunches, playing on the computer and watching the clock.
She whines and complains about the things she lacks. She sees only her own plight, uncaring and unseeing the needs of others.

She destroys her husband’s reputation, talking to anyone who will listen, even embellishing his misdeeds in order to make her point. She shows no discretion is airing her problems.

She uses any and every medium to share her “story” and her “struggles” playing on the sympathy of all she meets, elevating herself and diminishing others.

Her wisdom is worldly and distorted. She values not her relationships, readily discarding others when they are no longer of use to her.

She leaves the raising of her children to anyone who will watch them and leaves them with a sitter or family members often.

Her children defend her now but they will not call her when they are grown. (They learned about relationships from her)
Her husband looks back and thinks of her as the “greatest mistake of his life”.

Many women do ignoble things but you surpass them all.
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting but true character cannot be hidden.

God is not fooled. She will have her reward and her works will be talked about at the city gate.

3 comments for “The Non-Proverbs 31 Woman

  1. Greg England
    July 22, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I know this woman! Thankfully, I am not married to this woman. As a matter of fact, my wife is very much the Proverbs 31 woman. Now I’ve got to google “Patricia-Walsh Smith” as that name is foreign to me. Gotta be a story there!

    It was foreign to me as well, I looked her up and read an article. After reading the article I didn’t want to view video, sounds like it was full of language. She is a big “NON”!

  2. Judy
    July 21, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    The song, “The Cat’s in the Cradle” popped into my head as I read this. We truly do reap what we sow, often receiving back equal to what we have given. It IS scary to think about a nation in which many have no concept of being a Proverbs 31 woman.

    Judy, I love that song, what a story it tells and so much truth in it.
    I pray more people will seek God and his ways and not the free for all down hill slide that we see now. (Then I think of …”nothing new under the sun”).

  3. Dee Andrews
    July 21, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Janice – I appreciate your sharing this post with us, although it is very unnerving, to say the least.

    God help us all as Christian women to train our daughters, granddaughters and other young women to not be thus. May we shine as good examples to other women, that they may truly be Proverbs 31 women of God.


    I agree Dee, as Christian women, moms and grandmothers, training our children is not something to be taken lightly. I have know a few women like this in my life and certainly did a lousy job myself in other areas, at one point in my life.

    Sorry I haven’t written you for a while. I have been burning the candle at both ends. Hopefully will get to play “catch-up” soon.

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