By Lois Evans
One of the marks of a godly woman’s home is that her husband can feel secure because he has confidence that she will do what is right for him and for her family.
A lot of women read Proverbs 31 and wonder how all of these virtues could ever be true of them. One thing is certain: A solid, growing, and spiritually mature marriage takes time. But you have vowed, “Till death do us part.” So relax and enjoy your mate, because if it is the Lord’s will, you have a lifetime to lovingly work on the various adjustments and challenges that marriage and family bring.
Things might be tight in your marriage financially, emotionally, or in other ways right now, but a wife can still do her husband good by keeping the commitment she made on her wedding day. As Corrie Ten Boom once said, “There is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still.” This is a great lesson for a married couple to learn. There is no trial so deep that a husband and wife cannot meet it together in the strength God provides.
My sister in Christ, the best way I know to make today’s verse a reality in your home is to remember that you are your husband’s helpmate. You are his completer, not his competitor. A wife is functionally subordinate to her husband. She has a head who covers her (see 1 Cor. 11:3), although she is equal with her mate in essence and spiritual value.
A woman who honors her marriage commitment and knows how to accept God-given authority in her life will do her husband and her family good.