Christian Book Studies

Living Virtuously Book Study: Chapter 20 & 21


Virtuous Joy and Kindness

She exudes kindess.

She does not gossip.

She has integrity.

There is nothing haughty or pretentious about her.

When she speaks she is gentle, full of wisdom, and eager to offer encouragement.

Who is this lady?

This is somebody who practices Proverbs 31:26, “She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.”

In this chapter, Erin Harrison teaches us the characteristics of a virtuously kind woman. This woman is not just a mythical creature, but one we should aspire to be like.


A joy-filled woman has a great outlook on life and is optimistic even in the face of trouble.

She is thankful and is full of gladness. Steadfast and true to her faith, she is strong and does not grow weary in doing good.

Come and let’s explore these two chapters together as we learn about becoming a joy-filled and kind woman.

Study Questions

Chapter 20


  1. What is your general attitude towards life?
  2. Do you tend to feel sorry for yourself?
  3. What could you do to turn your pity into praise?
  4. Name 10 things that you are grateful for.
  5. What can you do to change your attitude into one of gratefulness and realizing that you really have an abundant life?

Chapter 21

  1. Did your mama ever tell you, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all?” If so, how much of that do you practice today?
  2. Would others consider you a ‘know-it-all’ when it comes to everything?
  3. How self-seeking are you in a conversation? Do you have a hidden purpose in conversations with others?
  4. I have known many women in my lifetime who say one thing but mean the complete opposite. If this is you, how can you change?
  5. Are you a people-pleaser and just want to tickle their ears?
  6. Read Proverbs 26:20-28. Describe what this means.

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