How to be a Godly Wife

Posted on June 25, 2012

Being a wife can be a hard job to adjust to, live daily, and understand exactly what is expected of you.  There are many different theories on what a wife should be.  What are your roles as a wife? How should you treat your husband? How can you help make your marriage last? These are several questions I have been asked in my career, personal life, and that I have asked myself in my own marriage. And the question grew in my search, “So, how exactly do I become, maintain, and pursue being a Godly wife?”

Being Submissive:

This one for me, like many I have spoken to, was a hard one to swallow, until I fully understood what it meant.  This does not mean being a mindless, “Stepford” wife.  God gave you intelligence and an opinion for a reason, but this does speak to how you communicate and follow through with your opinion.  Submission is the act of following and trusting in the decision made by another.  Being able to show your trust in your husband through submission will speak volumes about how you love and respect him as a man.  Submission is an act of love and trust in the man you chose to be the leader of your house. 

Beauty from Within:

This is not to say that you have to stop taking care of yourself outwardly.  Here is a call to have beauty through character of spirit. You are called to have a gentle and quiet spirit.  This speaks to being humble, supporting, and again submissive.  A beautiful spirit is not one of nagging, bullying, or deceit.  Focus on gaining attributes of character and not on outward attributes to remain beautiful within.

Dressing Modestly:

This may not have occurred to some as falling in line with being a Godly wife.  However, this is a way to show contentment and love for your husband.  Modesty of dress communicates that you are not trying to lure in someone new.  Having respect for your husband in this way will show you want to please him and not seeking the attention of other men through jaw-dropping outfits. 

Servant Attitude:

This is not the same as submission.  In a marriage, a servant attitude is doing for your husband with a joyful heart.  This is the opposite of nagging, grumbling, and comparing what you are doing with the work of your husband.  Looking at helping and contributing to you marriage through joyfully giving to your husband, instead of just seeking to please yourself. 

These are some ways to start becoming or continue being a Godly wife.  Maybe you are starting your marriage and want to find someone to help establishing good patterns in your marriage.  Maybe you are struggling to keep your marriage alive.  Maybe you are just surviving in a loveless marriage.  Finding someone to help focus on ways to strengthen your marriage through God can be the deciding factor of success.  A Christian counselor can help in you fulfilling your role as a Godly wife. 

Written by: Shannon Sievers, MA

Shannon is has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in the Indianapolis area.  She specializes in relationship and divorce care, teens issues, and communication skills.  To contact Shannon call (317) 474- 6448 ext 112 or email at Shannon@GroffandAssociates.com

 

 

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