Earlier this year (according to my Goodreads account on February 1), I started reading The Resolution for Women by Priscilla Shirer (affiliate link) at the encouragement of my primary care physician. She knew that I was a little stressed about some things beyond my control and that my health was suffering because of it. Admittedly, I have not finished the book nor read beyond the first chapter Surprisingly Satisfied (which I am still working through) but the table of contents gave me the title of this blog post.
For years I thought that being feminine was wearing pink lip gloss and frilly dresses. So, I tried that. As I grew older, I thought being feminine was having bone straight hair, perfectly arched eyebrows, and flawless makeup. So, I tried that. When I became a wife, I thought being feminine was dressing girlie enough to look nice for him but conservative enough not to draw attention to myself. I tried that, too. Every thought I had about femininity only manifested externally. Now that my fortieth birthday is just a few years away I find myself much more aware of the importance of change manifesting internally so that my external beauty is only enhanced by superficial things like clothes and make up.
Don’t get me wrong, I do believe that we should look good. However, if what you project externally does not reflect the person you are internally then it is false advertisement. You aren’t being true to yourself or the world.
Lately, I’ve been thinking of what it means to be feminine and not what it takes to look feminine. I think I’ve mastered the art of looking feminine. As wives, we should compliment our husband’s masculinity so I compiled a list of feminine traits.
- Emotionally Intelligent
Do you agree? Please share any other feminine traits below.
Photo Credit: Ana Nikoloska (Creating Online)