Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Proper Behavior of a Young Lady

This is a list that I wrote in my journal about a year ago. I revised it a bit and decided to share with all of you!

1: In everything she says she must know what she is saying and why.
Proverbs 10:19

2: She must not be afraid to be looked down upon by the world if she knows what she is doing is right.
1 Peter 3:14

3: When she is interacting with those of the opposite gender she should be reserved. Friendly but not flirtatious. Kind but not showing any particular attention.
1 Timothy 5:1-2

4: The music she listens to, the movies she watches, and the books she reads should have some purpose beyond keeping her entertained.
Philippians 4:8

5: She should prepare herself in every way to be a mother and wife, both in the skills she undertakes to learn, and in the guarding of her heart.
Titus 2:5

6: When children are the occupants of her attention she should be good natured, patient, and happy. She should follow their whims, play the games they want to play, and do the things they want to do. Even if they tire her, she must not tire them.
Matthew 19:14

7: When she is alone she must turn her thoughts to God. She must strive to be the young lady who is pleasing in the sight of the Lord. There is no greater goal than this.
Psalm 139:23-24

Miss S.


  1. That's a great list, Miss S! Something I too long to live out in my daily life.

  2. I don't mean any offense by this, but there is a danger in following the whims of children, especially if you are not a child yourself. Children look up to adults and even teenagers as being "hero" figures often, and we should be careful not to lead a child to believe we will always follow their whim, which might eventually lead them into trouble! The child's parents will probably expect certain standards anyway, and these should be followed even if it means telling a child "no!". I love everything else on your list - great aspirations!! :) Clara

  3. Clara-
    No offense taken! When I said to “follow their whims” I did not mean to follow them in such a way that it would infringe upon their parent’s authority. I meant it having to do with simple things such as deciding to change their name in the middle of a game of “house”, wanting to play checkers with the chess pieces, or something else to that effect. I did not mean to follow their whims at all times, but to follow them within reason, and while under the parent’s authority. Thank you for your comment. I appreciate your input!
    ~Miss S.

    1. I think that's what she meant. I believe that because of the scripture given. A Mother follows them in their efforts to the good things. Not letting the stress of parenting overwhelm causing her to leave her children to themselves. Every parent knows 9/10 times, when it gets really quiet, something is wrong.

  4. Very good post and very encouraging!

    Miss Jocelyn

  5. Miss S,
    I tagged you. :-)

  6. Aw...what an excellent list! I often look back in my journals and find similar things--that preach to me so powerfully of the ways I need to grow! Now I've found it in yours, as well. :)


    Abigail @ Pearls and Diamonds

  7. Absolutely Beautiful. I had my 10 yr. old daughter read this with me. We both enjoyed it very much. Jaime

  8. Your blog is very encouraging to young ladies. Keep posting for sure, because people are reading.Me for sure! These are great standards to go by. I'll have to add them to my list.

  9. I love it so much. really helpful


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