Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Godly Womanhood by Peter Marshall


“Godly womanhood ... the very phrase sounds strange in our ears. We never hear it now. We hear about every other type of women: beautiful women, smart women, sophisticated women, career women, talented women, divorced women. But so seldom do we hear of a godly woman - or of a godly man either, for that matter.We believe women come nearer to fulfilling their God-given function in the home than anywhere else. It is a much nobler thing to be a good wife, than to be Miss America. It is a greater achievement to establish a Christian home than it is to produce a second-rate novel filled with filth. It is a far, far better thing in the realms of morals to be old-fashioned, than to be ultra-modern.

The world has enough women who know how to be smart. It needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women, and men, too, who would rather be morally right than socially correct.” ― Peter Marshall

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Marshall became pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. in 1937 and was appointed twice as U.S. Senate Chaplain, serving from January 4, 1947 until his sudden death just over two years later.

7 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, thanks for sharing that!

Amelia said...

You are so welcome Mary. Thanks so much for your kind comments Mary, I appreciate them.

Trusting you and your cute guys had a great Christmas?

auntie said...

Have you seen the movie about him? It is called A Man Named Peter. We watched it on NetFlix a few weeks ago. It was not only very good and wholesome to watch but the message was there as well.

Speaking of messages, thank you for yours. You are right on track as usual. God bless you dear Amelia.

Amelia said...

Hi Anne, Been thinking of you all. : )

Yes! : ) We have that movie and it is definitely a favorite, we just love it.

Thanks so much Anne, thanks so much for everything friend.

Mary said...

We had a nice quiet Christmas.

Beloved's Bride said...

I really enjoy this quote. I told Michelle how much I appreciate them. I haven't seen the movie but I will seek it out.

The Saxophone Player's Wife said...

Powerful! Just posted it on my FB. Thanks for sharing.