Saturday, November 4th, 2017 12:03pm Lynchburg, VA — Last week, rapper and entertainer Cardi B got engaged to her boyfriend, Offset (of the rap trio, Migos) onstage at Power 99’s Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia and apparently, Christian women on Twitter were not in the spirit of congratulations. It is not uncommon to come across the […]
Saturday, November 4th, 2017 12:03pm
Lynchburg, VA — Last week, rapper and entertainer Cardi B got engaged to her boyfriend, Offset (of the rap trio, Migos) onstage at Power 99’s Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia and apparently, Christian women on Twitter were not in the spirit of congratulations.
It is not uncommon to come across the profile of a woman on Twitter and seeing “Proverbs 31” included somewhere in her bio. When news of Cardi B’s engagement spread, many released their frustrations, meanwhile others celebrated the couple’s soon-to-be nuptials.
So, what’s all the fuss?
Here’s a tweet from @_moniemontana that went viral in response to the alleged reaction from Christian women to Cardi B’s engagement.
The tweet sparked a string of threads, some in support of and some against the viral tweet. Here’s a thread of tweets from @EarlBlackman stating how “no real proverbs 31 woman would be touched about Cardi B getting engaged…”
And another from @chrissynicholem asking “…why is it always portrayed that marriage is the sole goal of a Godly woman?”
The pressure to get married is heavy in the Christian community, especially for women. But is it that heavy to the point of being upset over another woman’s progressive relationship? Is it that, perhaps, Christian women want what Cardi B has? Are Christian women actually waiting in faith for God to bring them a man of His choosing, no matter how fast their biological clock is ticking?
More importantly, what does it actually mean to be a Proverbs 31 woman?
It is important to remember that a husband is a gift and not a reward of a woman’s virtue. The Proverbs 31 woman has responsibilities, goals and virtuous characteristics of her own given by God before He gives her over to a man. A husband is meant to complement, not complete, the Proverbs 31 woman because she is already complete in Christ.
Social media tends to pit women against one another, from the comparison of body types to fashion sense to friendship goals to romance, and Cardi B versus the Proverbs 31 woman is evidence of the constant battle of who’s more deserving of a husband.
It is more encouraging to see women come together to support one another in love than to fight over things that are temporary on this earth. The responsibility is on women of God to make sure that there is peace amongst sisters because we are not only called to a higher, but a holier standard set by Christ.
It is by the way we live in His love that people come to know God, and we are called to live by example with or without a ring. We are already brides of Christ…or is that not enough for us?
What are your thoughts?
Atang Agwe, Intern for Excellence Living Magazine.