What Women Need: To Be Perfect?

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. (Proverbs 31:10)

Reading about the life of the Proverbs 31 woman stirs in me a mixture of emotions. Naturally I admire her, I somewhat envy her, in some ways I resent her. But the one thing that is most disturbing is knowing that I can never hope to be her. 

As I thought about the Proverbs woman, I had the silliest thought : that the Proverbs 31 woman is the “Barbie Doll of scripture”; you know, the image of the perfect woman. That thought got me to wondering, “if Barbie was a real woman…?” So, I did some research.

  • Barbie’s head would be two inches larger than the average American woman’s while resting on a neck twice as long and six inches thinner, making her physically incapable of lifting her head.
  • Her 16-inch waist would also be four inches thinner than her head, leaving room for only half a liver and a few inches of intestine.
  • Like her fragile 3.5 inch wrists, her 6-inch ankles would prevent her from heavy lifting. 
  • Her ankles along with her size 3 feet would make walking upright impossible; she would have to walk on all fours. 
  • The odds of finding a single woman with the same naturally tall and thin neck like Barbie is one out of 4.3 billion.
  • Similarly finding a woman with Barbie’s waist would be one out of every 2.4 billion.

Read the remaining Proverbs 31 verses. This woman is a woman of strength, wisdom, loyalty, virtue, and much more. She has an inner beauty to be admired by all who know her.

I don’t think any of us wants to be the unrealistic image the world considers the perfect woman, I do believe however that most of us would like to be as “Proverbial 31” as possible.

Copyright ©️ Sandra Bivens Smith 2022. All rights reserved.

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