What does it mean to be a woman of virtue, as portrayed by the Proverbs 31 woman? The 1828 Noah Webster dictionary describes virtue as:
Strength, bravery, valor, moral goodness (the practice of moral duties from sincere love to God and His laws), to furnish with manners and example, a particular moral excellence (as the virtue of temperance, of chastity, of charity), excellence (or that which constitutes value and merit)…
The book Family Man, Family Leader by Mr. Phil Lancaster gives an excellent description of our vision as women. He mentions seven aspects: being God-centered, exhibiting godly character, being husband- and home-centered, being managers of the home, using the home to be financially resourceful, a teacher of wisdom and kindness, and delighting in her calling.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom for any man or woman (Prov. 9:10), and this woman understands what her life is about because she takes God seriously and follows His plan for her. That is why she is ‘virtuous’ (v. 10), a word that carries connotations of valor, strength, and worth in Him… Because she lives with a consciousness of God and desires to please Him, she reflects His image in her attitudes and conduct.” (Chapter 10, page 255)
The spirit of the Proverbs 31 woman is what we should desire to emulate in every area of life.
Since 1996, it has been the hostess’ dream to bring Christian young ladies, wives, and mothers, a source where they can be encouraged and encourage one another in godly womanhood; being keepers-at-home, submissive to their own husbands or fathers; teachers of good things; behaving as becomes holiness; not false accusers; creative, meek, gentle, patient, discreet, chaste, etc. (Proverbs 31:10-31; 1 Timothy 2:9-15; Titus 2:3-5; 1 Corinthians 14:24-25, 16:14; 1 Peter 3; Colossians 3:18; Eph. 5:22-24; Galatians 5:22-26).
The initial construction of our site took place in January 2001. We announced our grand opening the first week of August 2001. Since that time, we have had like-minded sisters-in-Christ (from literally all over the globe) contact us and/or visit our corner of the web. What a blessing it is to see how the Lord is working in each of your lives.
Your hostess, Amber Moeller, is a home-school graduate who lives quietly with her parents and one of her three grown siblings in a small farming community in the heartland of Illinois.
She enjoys many things, such as: ministering to others, helping her family, graphic design, desktop publishing, free-lance writing, reading, photography, crocheting, playing the piano, meeting new people, doing calligraphy, rubber-stamping, crafts, sewing, making quilts, cooking, baking, refinishing furniture, making and collecting things for her hopechest, building her library; to name a few.
Her greatest desires (other than striving to be more Christ-like with each passing day) are to be a wife, a mother, and a joyful keeper-at-home. But until that time, she remains a contented maiden who delights in the covering of her father.
In a modern world, it is important to encourage and support keepers-at-home. Being Virtuous Women’s goal is to encourage others to live a virtuous life for Christ and to be contented as keepers-at-home; servings others cheerfully.
BVW is primarily composed of material that is provided by our guests. We hope that you will help us in our endeavor by submitting items that are useful, encouraging and inspiring to others like you.
Since the hostess is a maiden, we wish to clarify that she is not here to teach the older women, but desires to glean from their knowledge and wisdom, and facilitate their teaching the younger ladies who visit this site. We desire BVW to be an instrument of refreshment, reflection, and encouragement where women can relate and support one another in their great high calling of being keepers-at-home. Teaching articles written by the hostess (in BVW Shelf) are directed to the younger ladies.
As you may already know, most of the content on BVW has been submitted by our guests. Please join with us in our endeavor to encourage other godly women in their journey of being virtuous women and keepers-at-home.
We only ask that you uphold BVW’s goal for the web site. Please be chaste in your submissions, and make sure that they are pure, free from obscenity, profane words or phrases. We also ask that they encourage other ladies to live a life for Christ, and a virtuous life of biblical femininity/womanhood; uphold the blessings of our fathers and husbands being the heads of the homes; and support the joys of home-life.
All submissions will be carefully considered before posting in order to maintain the integrity of our site. We reserve the right to refuse any submissions that we do not feel are suitable, or fall outside of our site’s scope and vision. We also reserve the right to make editorial edits to content submitted to our site.
The hostess’ primary priorities are her duties at home and to her family. We are very grateful for your submissions and we hope that you will be patient with us if they are not entered on our site right away. This site is maintained as time allows.