Sunday, February 12, 2012

Godly Womanhood

“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


  1. Simply beautiful. I just read it to my wife, and she agreed.

  2. What a wonderful quote. I believe with all my heart that the downfall of our morals stems from the downfall of virtuous women. There is something so sublime and noble about a truly Christian mother who is simple, modest and holy. We have generations now of men and women who have grown up without this necessity. The rejection of the prophetic encyclical Humanae Vitae and the bitter fruits with which we now live bear witness to this.

  3. A great quote. I agree with all of it and am so glad to see the final sentence about political correctness.

  4. Thank you for isth excellent post! How true and how sad our world has become...
    I found the painting you have chosen absolutely lovely!
    Peace be with you always,

  5. Sometimes you post a quote that takes my breath away, because your words have arrived on the right day and at the right time, and at this point in my life I need to hear them. I need to be reassured that, humilty, charity, goodness and decency still reside in this strange and fragmented world.
    Thank you so much for sharing,
    Blessings and prayers,

  6. I'm going to save this quote - rare words in the world of today. A quote which should be passed around. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Thank you all for your beautiful comments. I am so happy that you liked this post, and I am grateful that you took the time to write. May Almighty God bless you and your dear ones.