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Harming Our Husbands: Virtuous Woman Part 3

You are reading Part Three of the mini-series subtitled “The Virtuous Woman.”

The heart of her husband trusts in her… She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.

Proverbs 31:11-12 WEB

In part two of this series, The Trustworthy Wife, we learned that a major way a wife can harm her spouse is by fighting against him, rather than for him and with him. Bringing defeat not only to her husband, but also to the marriage and herself. In effect, she tears down her own home.

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The Trustworthy Helpmate: Virtuous Woman Part 2

You are reading Part Two of the mini-series subtitled “The Virtuous Woman.”

Our early years here in Italy were tough. In addition to culture shock and language barriers, we barely had money for necessities! We worried over nutrition and properly-fitting clothing for our kids. The paesani in our village avoided us, except for those on the fringes of society. Perhaps we seemed like one of them. They often accepted our invitation to visit, usually showing up at lunchtime! Many a day the soup was even more watery than usual.

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The Perfect Woman: Virtuous Woman Part 1

You are reading Part One of the mini-series subtitled “The Virtuous Woman.”

I’ve concluded that the virtuous woman of Proverbs was like Carolyn Ingalls (of Little House on the Prairie), Mary Kay Ash (of the cosmetics), and Cindy Crawford (beautiful model) all rolled into one. Homemaker par excellence, there was nothing that Perfect Woman couldn’t do. 

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He Was a Fake! Conquering Fear Part 4

You are reading Part Four of the mini-series subtitled “Conquering Fear.”

“Did trains even go down this far?” I wondered, highly doubting it. Wondering if the man was even a porter at all, despite Hubby’s assurances that all those Red Cap guys were there to help with baggage. “You thought he wanted to steal your bags??” he’d asked in amazement. “You should have let him take them. So on your return trip accept the help! And be sure to give a tip!” 

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Lost in the Big Apple: Conquering Fear Part 3

You are reading Part Three of the mini-series subtitled “Conquering Fear.”

City Island, Yankee Stadium, Botanical Gardens, and Little Italy where my husband grew up. Where else but The Bronx?! Once I overcame the paralyzing fear I first felt upon moving to New York, I learned to love the city! What a fascinating place to live, with its multitude of shops, languages, ethnic groups, and interesting neighborhoods!

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Unlocked Doors in the Bronx? Conquering Fear Part 2

You are reading Part Two of the mini-series subtitled “Conquering Fear.”

Some things we go through stay with us through the years, even if they seemed negative at the time. For when we allow the Lord to work, he can use even the hardest situations for our good. Upon our move to the Bronx, having a fenced yard with a German Shepherd watchdog went a long way toward making me feel safer. So much so that I thought, “This Big Apple will be a piece of cake. I can handle it!”