Saturday, October 10, 2015

To Never Complain of My Loved Ones to Others

As a matter of principle, in social conversation, a lady does not at any time speak to others of the faults of her family members.  She considers the shortcomings and failings of those precious souls within her household a sacred trust, which she would not dishonor.

Those in a lady's family should always feel they have in their sister or daughter or wife or mother, the truest of friends, who may always be counted upon not to publish their failures, though she see their worst moments by virtue of living under the same roof.

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love;
but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
Proverbs 17:9

Principle:  A lady does not complain to others of the faults of her family members.

Artwork: Sisters, Frederick Morgan


  1. This is a mistake I unfortunately have made many times, Nancy, and the results were distressing, so I appreciate this reminder. Keeping quiet about delicate matters is something I really need to work on.

    I am a new reader to your blog but I am really enjoying your posts. Thank you for creating this resource for those of us who are striving to become more ladylike.

    1. Laura Jeanne, your words mean so much to me. Thank you!