And now, may daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you ask, for all my fellow townsmen know that you are a worthy woman.
Do I have a reputation for being a woman of moral virtue and godly character?
Do I keep myself pure from all influences that could defile my heart, thoughts, or actions?
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
Do I bless my family, friends, and acquaintances by speaking words that are kind and wise?
Do I study and meditate on the Word of God so that I can know how to speak wise words?
Am I able to point people to specific Scriptures that apply to their lives and need?
With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.
Am I willing to wait quietly for God to change the heart of an authority that I feel is wrong, rather than pushing, manipulating, or nagging?
Do I seek to influence others by means of gentle words, rather that controlling or intimidating them with harsh words?
Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness.
1 Timothy 2:11
Do I have a teachable spirit?
Do I receive instruction with a meek, obedient spirit?
It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.
Does my spirit make it easy for those I live or work with to be around me?
Do I frustrate others or make them want to stay away from me because of an argumentative or angry spirit?
Biblical Portrait of Womanhood,
Nancy Leigh DeMoss