As women in Christ, our connection to Him is very crucial. Our level of commitment is one that should be weighed daily. The effectiveness of our gifts dependens on our commitment to Him. The influence of our environment and surroundings can either help to build or break our commitment - affecting the gifts we carry.
When a woman is pregnant, the commitment and interaction of the spouse plays a huge factor in the health of the pregnancy. The external factors surrounding the woman is just as crucial.
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge ... 2 Peter 1:5
There is virtue on the inside of each of us. We have to guard it jealously. The only way to accomplish this is to be connected!