God said it was not good for man to be alone. He created a companion for him that would live life by his side. A woman’s role in a marriage is to honor that God ordained covenant. We do this by supporting, encouraging, and believing in our husband to fulfill God’s call on their lives. Our role is pivotal, and when we do our best to step up to it, we are rewarded with a husband who glances to his side and sees Gods love reflected. The following verses are those that best exemplify what it means to be a good wife. If you are seeking out biblical guidance on the subject, you are already on track to answering your wifely call.
Proverbs 1: 10-12 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
In any relationship, trust is of the utmost importance. In a marriage, it is everything. Husbands should be able to put their confidence in their wives and believe that the best is wanted for them at all times. Resentment can undo us, and a loving relationship has no room for it. By giving our hearts to God, we can learn to love free of those thoughts.
1 Timothy 3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
When we speak ill of our husbands in public, we are announcing to the world that we do not believe in them. We are conveying that we know more, or better, than they do. A wife should be her husbands strongest supporter, faithful and serious about the importance of her role.
Titus 2: 4-5 Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
Our greatest testimony to our belief in God is the way we live out those beliefs when others are watching. Some of the best role models for young wives are the women who have served their husbands faithfully for many years. We can learn much from their example.
Ephesians 5:33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Respecting your husband and his leadership is not denying yourself. Instead, it is trusting him to lead your family closer to the Lord. The man, in turn, must cherish his wife and treat her in such a way that her value is known to all who see them.
1 Peter 4-8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
No marriage is perfect, because we are not perfect. Loving someone truly means loving them in their imperfection. The security that comes from being loved in this way helps partners to make wise choices and draw away from sin.
Mark 10-9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.
Other people will have lots of opinions about marriage, possibly even your marriage. It is important to listen most closely to God. He chose your mate for you and his voice should be the one you listen to in keeping your marital bond secure.
Ephesians 4: 2-3 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
Sometimes we become used to one another, and though we remain committed, we begin to treat one another a little less gently. We take one another for granted, and stop speaking to our spouse with kindness. We lose our patience , we grow prideful, and our marriage slowly weakens. This verse reminds us that, through the Spirit, we can prevent this division.
Of all the people in our lives, our spouse is the one whom we should be most committed and devoted to. We do not honor our vows if we stop working to honor our mate. Reading these verses can help us learn how to best fulfill our roles as wives, how to grow a marriage that is based on a deeper love, and how to stand faithfully at our husband’s side. It is not good for man to be alone, and with a marriage based on God’s word, he never will be.
Article by Jada Pryor
I am a married to my best friend, the proud Momma of the world’s coolest kiddos, and so in love with God that it brings me to my knees. I don’t always understand Him, sometimes argue with Him, but am eternally grateful to have been saved by Him. I have a blog called A Nap and A Prayer where I blog about my adventures as a God Girl and Stay at Home Mama. My favorite song lyric is from the song, Travelin Thru’ by Dolly Parton- “Sweet Jesus if you’re listening keep me ever close to you, as I’m tumbling, stumbling, travelin through.” Would love to travel together so we all make it Home in the end.