21 Feb


One thing that has reinforced this thinking lately is an article from one of my favorite blogs . While we can get quite tired and fed up with feeling as though we don’t live up to His standards, there is hope. And we can continue to strive for His will without running out of steam.

One of the resources I’ve found in encouraging me in my marriage and homemaking (because those two things are very closely linked), is a book called Living Virtuously by Erin Harrison (who blogs at Keeper of the Homestead.) She covers a variety of topics in this book. From being a wife, to parenting, handling finances and being a homemaker. This book is an all around practical guide is the perfect book for guiding any young woman towards becoming a Proverbs 31 wife. (Other than the Bible of course.)

In this book Erin not only writes about her story to becoming a Proverbs 31 woman, but she includes letters from readers who are seeking advice in their everyday real lives. She also includes sweet little keeper tips, lists for a million and one things, and so much more. She even includes snippets from author Debi Pearl!

My favorite chapter in the book is chapter 22: The Virtuous Keeper. In this chapter Erin outlines the blessing of a clean home, spring cleaning, DIY cleaning solutions, how to easily keep up with things, her daily schedule, multiple examples of children’s chore lists, and so much more! In just one chapter!

I think the most amazing thing about Erin Harrison and Living Virtuously is that she is a flawed woman, as we all are, and she shares her struggling story of becoming a homemaker, mother and wife. And while she’s no Patty Pinterest or Holly Homemaker, Erin is one of the women I look up to the most in this modern day and age.

But for those of you who are still either new to the faith, homemaking, being a wife or just feel overwhelmed in general, Erin’s book is a great place to start. Whether you read a chapter a week or a chapter a day, it is an easy to digest guide to being a Proverbs 31 woman.

Are you looking to become a Proverbs 31 woman? What are some steps you’re taking towards that each day? If we are intentional in our steps each day it is easy to become close to God and to work towards His example for us. But become distracted and it so easily slips away.