Why isn't this woman real? Is there anything in the Bible that is not "real" and relevant to our lives? This is exactly what I am talking about. As women, we really don't understand Proverbs 31. We take it at face value, not comprehending the meaning behind them. This is where we fail to receive the wisdom that God has for us. We have to get that 1) the Bible often uses stories, analogies, parables, and imagery to get a point across, and 2) society was different back then so some of the comparisons are not what they would be in today's society. Proverbs 31 is about the traits of a godly woman, not about servants and buying a physical field. There is so much that God wants to teach us, but until we open our spiritual minds, we cannot receive His revelation, wisdom that can give us the abundant life that He promised.
Snagging a great husband is not solely about getting married, but the ability to stay married. In a world where Christian divorce is just as high as non-Christians, we need to understand how to maintain and save our marriages. This thinking, that we don't have to step up and become the women God has called us to be is one of the reasons many marriages fall apart over time. We should always be pressing toward the mark, the higher calling of God.
As far as me promoting my book, I am promoting God's truth. I do not mind discussing these topics and what I have learned with women in this forum, but there is only so much that can be offered here. I would think that a forum that is dedicated to uplifting, promoting, and preserving Christian women would also be a place of resources for women to be able to use in their daily walk. Maybe I don't understand the true purpose of these forums.