A Godly wife is very different from a worldly wife. Commonly, a wife is just at home cleaning or cooking and taking good care of the kids. And as time goes by, wives are now career women either in online or offline businesses just to help their husbands to earn more for the family. These things are all correct but there is much more than these responsibilities. Here are the responsibilities of a wife to her husband:
To Love Him For The Rest Of Your Life
As a wife, loving him for the rest of your life is your number one responsibility. If you love him, you will devote yourself to him. Loving him means you are always there not just cooking him a delicious meal or giving him a massage whenever his tired; loving him means you are his number one listener and the first person to understand him whatever happens. Most men are not outspoken so as a wife, you will be the one to make him more comfortable talking about all things under the sun.
“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.” Titus 2:4-5
To Be His Cheerleader
To be his cheerleader means you are responsible for making him feel fine when life is not agreeing on his side. You are not just a wife but you are also his best friend. Remind him about how beautiful life is because as everyone knows men tend to hide what they feel if their ego or pride is at stake. They are secretive about what they feel because they are afraid to be judged or misinterpreted by other people. Show him that you have a positive outlook in life so that whenever he sees you, his confidence is always there.
“Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.” Ephesians 5:22 – 24
To Help Her Taking Care Of Your Family And Kids
Being a woman is not easy but glory to God, women can still strive in any trials the world gives. How much more of being a wife and a mother? Being a wife is the noblest job in this world. You are not just taking good care of your home but most especially you are serving and dedicating your life to your husband and your children. The most amazing thing about being a woman at home is you are a wife and a mother 24/7 of your life and there is no holiday or pause for it. It is not an easy thing but a priceless job that you will always be proud of.
“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. She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings, she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. In her hand, she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.’ Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate” (Proverbs 31:10-31)
To Bring Him Closer To God Or To Be More Intimate With God
The most important responsibility a wife can do for his husband is to draw him closer to God and accompany him to be more intimate with God. It is always a good thing that both of you will read and meditate with the Lord. Soak in His presence together and share something about what new revelation God is giving you. Do life together and love Jesus together. This is one of the best things you can treasure for your children. They will see Jesus in their lives and that is priceless. Set a good example to everyone and that is your responsibility as a couple to God.
“The role we have as wives is that of encouraging and helping our husbands. When we try to make it any more, or any less, that’s when we run into trouble. My mom used to teach a young married couples class, and I will never forget her most ‘valuable nugget’ of truth. She always told them that the husband is the head of the home, and the wife is the neck. The neck supports the head, and helps the head to fulfill its duties.” – Anonymous