(Picture taken at the Civil War reenactment at Fort Stevens. I just thought this couple looked so sweet together)
God's will for every Christian wife is that her most important ministry be to her husband (Genesis 2:18). After a wife's own personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, nothing else should have greater priority. Her husband should be the primary benefactor of her his wife's time and energy, not the recipient of what may be left over at the end of the day. Whether her husband is a faithful Christian or an unbeliever, God wants every Christian woman to be a godly wife-an excellent wife.
This truth is so important to God that He has clearly and completely revealed it in His Word, the Bible. Indeed the Scriptures alone are sufficient to provide the wisdom wives need for living the Christian life. One of the most important Scripture passages concerning God's will for the Christian wife is Proverbs 31.
An Excellent Wife is...
1. Respectful to her Husband.
4. Fears the Lord
5. Blessed by Her Children
8. Not Afraid
9. Worker with Hands
12. Good to Her Husband.
13. Of Exceptional Worth
What a glorious reflection of God a woman becomes as she develops her ministry as a godly wife! Ask yourself , "Are these the qualities I want in my life?"
The good news is that any Christian woman who knows and obeys this passage of Scripture can become a godly woman, and excellent wife. A wife's responsibility is to learn to put her confidence in the faithfulness of God and His Word-to do what He says. She can become what He wants her to become if she does what He wants her to do. There is not other way!
Many wives look at the list and feel overwhelmed and condemned. If you are a Believer you have the Holy Spirit dwelling inside you. He will enable you to obey his commands and to submit to His ways.
(Taken from "The Excellent Wife" by Martha Peace)