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Attributes of a Gracious Woman

Respect: A gracious woman respects other women.  She doesn’t claim to only associate with men because women are whiny; she doesn’t speak badly of women behind their backs.  She doesn’t call women the names that men have used to degrade and to objectify us for thousands of years.  She doesn’t demean other women in order to fit in with the prevailing culture –  to pretend that she is more secure than she is.  She respects the integrity of other women’s personhoods, and she treats those women as she would will that she herself be treated.

Honor: A gracious woman holds herself to a higher standard than that to which she holds the world around her, and she endeavors to live up to that measure.  She is agile and resourceful, but never deceitful or manipulative.  She develops her own definition of right and wrong and strives to adhere to it.  She constantly reevaluates that distinction as she goes about her days, learning as much about herself as she does about the world and her place in it.

Integrity: A gracious woman’s integrity combines confidence with humility.  The strength not only to admit to mistakes, but also to embrace the discomfort or punishment that must sometimes accompany such errors.  She is honest about her shortcomings and faces them with an open mind and a brave heart.  Always, she says what she means and ...

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