Portrait of a Godly Wife
A godly wife is ruled by the Word of God rather than by her emotions, desires, or own
ideas about the way things “should be”. She walks in close fellowship with the Lord
so that she is ruled by the Spirit of God rather than by her own flesh. Her life
reflects the fruit of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5.
A godly wife submits herself to the headship of her husband as ordained by God.
She recognizes that the most free place she can be is under her husband’s
leadership. She “brings her husband good and not evil all the days of his life”.
She is industrious and creative, making the most of the family’s resources to provide
abundantly for the needs of her husband and children. When her husband is in
error before the Lord, she seeks to win him over by her gentle and quiet spirit and
conduct rather than by nagging, complaining, or other means. She does not
grudgingly minister to her husband, but does so joyfully and heartily. She plays a
central role in training up her children in the fear and admonition of the Lord; she
teaches them to obey their father and mother, and by her example, she teaches
them to submit to authority.
She realizes her body is not hers alone, but that it also belongs to her husband.
She shares it with him in joyful lovemaking on a regular basis.
She looks not only to her own interests but also to the interests of her husband.
Her husband is able to have full confidence in her. Her behavior brings him respect.
She is a helper to him in many areas, using her own particular gifts and training to
benefit the family. She has a gentle and quiet spirit which makes her beautiful in the
eyes of God. She uses her speech to build up and encourage her husband in the
faith. She uses her speech to build up her husband rather than tear him down.
She is ruled by the fear of the Lord.
See for reference: Ephesians 5; 1 Corinthians 7 and 13; Proverbs 31; Colossians
3; 1 Peter 3; 1 Timothy 3 and 5.