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Godly Wife: Are You Helping Your Husband to Greater Heights?

March 13th, 2007 Viewed 4824 times

This question goes hand in hand with how you make your husband feel.  Whenever a man thinks and dreams about accomplishing something– whether it be at church, in the workforce, or with his family– there’s an internal calculator that has to count the costs of doing such a thing.

One of the biggest factors is time– how much of my time will it take for me to do this thing, where will I find the time, and how much time can I afford?  Only slightly less (and is a part of the time question) is how will my family– specifically my wife– react to me trying this?

Proverbs 31:23 states:

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

This is a testimony to the Godly Wife encouraging her husband to do God-honoring feats.  You see, your husband will be weary of attempting something if he knows that you are not with him.  In some cases he will press on anyway, but doing so because he counted the cost and knows what the outcome could be.  This is not fun for either party.

The author of this question puts it this way:

As he considers striving for higher goals, and weighs his assets against his liabilities, which are you? Can he say, “The whole world may be against me, but I know I can count on God and my wife to be with me all the way?” Or must he sigh, “This will be challenging, and all the more so because I can never predict from hour to hour whether my wife will be my best friend or my worst and cruelest enemy” (cf. Prov. 25:19)? Or worse still, must he groan, “I don’t see how I can even try this, since my wife will be cutting and tearing at me every step of the way” (Prov. 12:4b)?

So, what are you like, Godly Wife, when your husband wants to pursue God-honoring feats?  Are you the kind that will be behind him encouraging him, or will you be unpredictable and possibly cutting him down?

Question Idea taken from Questions for a Godly Wife

How a Wife Was Defined

May 2nd, 2005 Viewed 2264 times

Happy CoupleThe next thing that I found particularly fascinating about the role of the sexes in the Old Testament narratives is how the husband and wife treated each other. Specifically, recall the passage in Hebrews where it said that Sarah called Abraham her “lord.” This is quite different today.

Today we live in a society that has done two things to marriage. They’ve made it “all about love” so that if you’re no longer “in love” why be in it. The other thing is that they’ve made it more about expressing my individuality than in being a unit.


Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.