How To Be A Better Christian Wife
“But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 11:3
A marriage is a gift from God that we should cherish and treasure for the rest of our lives. And, as a husband and wife, you should fulfill your duties and responsibilities to each other to make your marriage work. However, a wife has a big role in marriage and she should display the qualities that every Christian wife should have to make your lifetime commitment successful and happier.
Here are some tips on how to be a better wife to your husband and what God wants you to be as a wife according to the Bible.
Know your priorities.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33
Build a relationship with God first and pray for your marriage. Ask God to protect your marriage and to make it strong. Serve the Lord together with your husband — attend Sunday services regularly, praise and worship God, honor God with your relationship and trust God in all circumstances. Then, fulfill your duties as a wife and give your husband your full attention — express your gratitude to him, serve him, cook for him, take care of him and spend quality time with him always. You can also engage in some activities that Godly couples do such as arts and crafts, cooking or by writing your Couple Goals. “Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.” – 1 Corinthians 7:5
Honor and submit to your husband.
“Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.” – 1 Peter 3:1-2
Honor your husband in all ways — respect him, pray for him, talk positively about him to your family and friends and don’t nag at him. Remember, whatever you do always reflects to your spouse, so dress up nicely and take care of yourself always. “The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.” – 1 Corinthians 7:4. Make him feel that he is respected and tell him how you admire him. Thus, honor his parents as well and have a healthy relationship with your mother-in-law and other in-laws. “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” – Exodus 20:12
Love your husband unconditionally.
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love your husband unconditionally as Christ loved us. Be sensitive to his needs as a man, nurture him with love and care and be patient with him. “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” – John 15:12. Don’t sleep with an angry mood and talk about your problems in a calm manner. Forgive each other and don’t let your emotions control you. “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” – Proverbs 31:26
Be faithful to your spouse.
“Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.” – Proverbs 3:3-4
Honor and profess your love to your husband by wearing your wedding ring or band always. Keep your marriage vows — agree upon trusting each other, give your total commitment and acceptance. “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” – Hebrews 13:4. Maintain a good relationship with your husband and nourish your intimacy with him — spend time together, have a date night, kiss and hug him. “The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.” – Proverbs 31:11
“So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” – Matthew 19:6
Keep the house in order.
“But all things should be done decently and in order.” – 1 Corinthians 14:40
Be a good homemaker, budget your finances well and keep the cleanliness and orderliness in your home. Fill your home with the things that inspire you such as Scripture arts and other faith-themed decors. You can also print your wedding vows and display it in your living room or bedroom — it is a great reminder of your love to each other. “She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” – Proverbs 31:27.
Thus, make your husband happy and always excited to go home and see you — bring a smile to his face, cook his favorite dish and ask about his day. Be his great confidante and comfort him when he has a bad day. “She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.” – Proverbs 31:15. Tell him you appreciate his hard work for your family and you are thankful to God because of him. “The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.” – Proverbs 14:1.