As women striving to be like the Proverbs 31 woman – we need to:
- Practice self-control with our emotions. When we speak rapidly – for example when we are lecturing our kids – usually we become unkind.
- Watch sarcasm – it usually reveals a bitter heart.
- Watch critical remarks – they are red flags revealing a proud, envious, selfish or angry heart.
Be quick to notice others’ strengths and slow to point out others’ flaws.
Let your husband hear you teaching your children God’s wisdom. I think this encourages them to see and hear their wise wife.
Work on filtering your words. Strive to be gentle and gracious toward your husband, and children FIRST (who you are at home is who you really are!) and then to others outside the home.
Purify your heart through the reading of God’s word and put aside all anger, bitterness, malice, slander, envy and self-pity.