A Proverbs 31 woman works with eager hands. She helps the needy. She watches over her household, and he gets up early and checks Facebook first thing in the morning.
That’s according to a new study from Barna Group and Proverbs 31, which said that in a typical week, 49 percent of Christian women who use social media check it first thing in the morning.
And once the women are logged on, about 35 percent of the women spend half an hour on each visit to Facebook. Another 25 percent spend 10 to 19 minutes on the site.
According to the study, Christian women log in for multiple reasons: 27 percent log in for curiosity; 23 percent log in out of habit; 23 percent log in for enjoyment; 21 percent log in to feel connected; 20 percent log in to find news; 16 percent log in to fill time; 9 percent because they’re bored; 9 percent to post something; 7 percent to make sure they’re not missing out.
But is this the new Proverbs 31 woman? Is she not only graceful and hardworking, but also active on Facebook? How can we know, as Christian women, if we’re striving to be Proverbs 31 women in today’s world?
After all, most of us are not selecting wool and flax these days nor are we making linen garments and selling them to merchants. Today, we’re Proverbs 31 women in the business world, in the classroom, at home, in police cars, in oilfields, and other places. And keeping us connected to one another: social media.
So how do we use it to glorify God and model ourselves as Proverbs 31 women?