Quoting Quiverfull: Biblical Character?

Quoting Quiverfull: Biblical Character? June 13, 2013

by Jeff Owens of Bible Believer Net – The Attributes of a Wife Who Possesses Character

1. A wife with character will be in submission to her husband, even if she feels he is not worthy of her submission.

2. A wife with character will love her husband.

3. A wife with character will do all that she can to build up her husband rather than to tear him down.

4. A wife with character will attempt to have supper for husband, whether or not he is home on time.

5. A wife with character will clean the house as many times as is necessary.

6. A wife with character will not go to bead  at night with dirty dishes in the sink.

7. A wife with character is as concerned about the cleanliness of the places in the house that can not be seen as he is concerned with the places of the house that can be seen.

8. A wife with character realizes that she first should served her her husband and not another’s husband.

9. A wife with character shows thankfulness to her husband.

10. A wife with character keeps herself nice, even if her husband does not.

Note: After reading this material, a wife with character will spend more time developing her own character than she will pointing out the character flaws of others.

Remember this is strongly connected to Attributed of a Husband who Posses Character by Jeff Owens and Character Dating List from Jeff Owens

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  • Baby_Raptor

    Sounds like this guy just drew up a list of demands that he makes of his servant and claimed that *every* woman who wants “character” must do them.

    Really? Leaving dishes to sit until the morning means you lack character? I’m pretty sure that means 98% of humanity has no character.

  • Lynn Grey

    I don’t think he knows what character is.

  • Cathy W

    I hate stuff like this. The (imagined) voices of my ancestors and ancestral in-laws are now screaming at me in my head about my horrible housekeeping, and I can’t always disagree with them.

  • NeaDods

    Also that he has no idea the effort that can be saved with an 8-hour water and vinegar soak.

  • NeaDods

    Come to think of it, he’s got quite the hang up on cleaning. “As often as necessary.” “Even where no one sees.” Hire a maid!

  • NeaDods

    If he doesn’t make an effort to be home on time, his dinner will be a burnt crisp and it won’t be his wife’s fault. Cooking requires timing.

  • acutler

    A husband with character would not expect his household to suffer when he is unable (even legitimately) to be on time for dinner.

  • Independent Thinker

    A husband with character would use his cell or work phone to give his wife the courtesy of knowing he will not be home at the original time planned. A husband of courtesy wouldn’t use sick little mind games to belittle his wife. A husband of courtesy would occasionally order a pizza and tell his wife to take the night off. This man needs to marry a Roomba and a microwave. Neither will complain, he will get a hot meal and a clean floor.

  • Amen.

  • I also note that washing dishes has no special connection to wifehood or womanhood, and one Bible text speaks of a man doing it with none of women doing it. ( 2Kings 21:13)

    As such, I’d say that if leaving undone dishes is a sign of lacking character,(I don’t accept the premise, but for the sake of argument) it says the exact same things of the characters of everyone in the house that is capable of doing dishes – including the husband.

  • Kristen Rosser

    I imagine that the “Attributes of a Husband Who Possesses Character” are just as demanding, but probably less demeaning or dehumanizing. But none of these things are really about “character” so much as they are about performance. “Character” is about things like compassion, integrity, responsibility, and respect– not whether the junk drawer is tidy.

  • Shiningsun

    Love this!!