Proverbial Girlfriend is a site by a young Catholic woman* for other young Catholic women who strive to live out the values set forth in Proverbs 31. Our proverbial girlfriends around the globe are witty and pretty; faithful and fun sisters in Christ. We may have discovered our vocations; we may not have yet. Our bond is in our love for the Trinity, Blessed Virgin Mary, and the saints. We live in this world, but are not of it. We laugh together, cry together, play and pray together. Welcome and God bless!

“She brings him good, and not evil, all the days of her life.
She obtains wool and flax and makes cloth with skillful hands.
 Like merchant ships, she secures her provisions from afar.
She rises while it is still night, and distributes food to her household.
She picks out a field to purchase; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She is girt about with strength, and sturdy are her arms.
3 She enjoys the success of her dealings; at night her lamp is undimmed.She puts her hands to the distaff, and her fingers ply the spindle.
She reaches out her hands to the poor, and extends her arms to the needy.
She fears not the snow for her household; all her charges are doubly clothed.
She makes her own coverlets; fine linen and purple are her clothing.
Her husband is prominent at the city gates as he sits with the elders of the land.
She makes garments and sells them, and stocks the merchants with belts.She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs at the days to come.
She opens her mouth in wisdom, and on her tongue is kindly counsel.
She watches the conduct of her household, and eats not her food in idleness.
Her children rise up and praise her; her husband, too, extols her:
“Many are the women of proven worth, but you have excelled them all.
5 Charm is deceptive and beauty fleeting; the woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Give her a reward of her labors, and let her works praise her at the city gates.”
—From the USCCB NAB.
*Obligatory disclaimer: The Proverbial Girlfriend only has a certificate in catechesis from this place. All thoughts theological are just those, but formed from her understanding of the breadth and depth of reading she did for her day job with religious sisters.

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