I just came across these couple of sentences in Captivating (John and Stasi Eldgredge) and thought I’d share them.

Redeemed women of God have tender, merciful hearts, backbones of steel, and hands that have been trained for battle. There is something incredibly fierce in the heart of a woman that is to be contended with—not dismissed, but recognized, honored, welcomed, and trained.

(Chapter 11, “Warrior Princesses,” page 188)