Occasionally you read some words from the fathers and reflect, "There is no way I could say that today." I think if I tried to deliver these words today I'd have some more words returned to me at coffee hour. That is not to say that there's no need for these words to be said, but the delivery would be... less pointed. The below is from the blog Orthognosia.
You’ll hardly find a man paying so much attention to such details. For example, a man will hardly notice if a lamp shade is brown or black. But a woman wants something beautiful and she rejoices in it; she gives a part of her heart to this, a part to that, and then what is left for Christ? Only a tired yawn is spared for the time of prayer.
The more a woman distances her heart from material things, the closer she comes to Christ. And when her heart is given to Christ, then she acquires great strength.
+ St. Paisios of Mt. Athos, Elder Paisios of Mount Athos Spiritual Councils IV: Family Life