In the beginning God saw that it was not good for man to live alone. He therefore made a woman to be a help mate to the man. Everything God made is good and marriage is good. However, a good marriage life depends on the couples themselves. The church “family” is made up of individual families. If there is happiness in the families from individual homes, they bring this happy way of life into the church.
The bible says “he who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favour from God” (Prov. 18:22). For this reason, a man leaves his father and mother and cleaves to his wife (Gen.2:24). Though marriage depends on the couple, the bible lays more emphasis on the wife. Every lady is a woman but a wife is more than just a woman. Proverbs 14:1 says every wise woman builds her home but the foolish woman breaks hers with her own hands. Who is then a wise woman? A wise woman is a virtuous woman with good character. A good wife is a capable woman. How are you building up your home? Do you say everything about your husband to people outside your marriage? A good and capable woman does not do that. She knows how to make her husband feel proud. Literally put, she never washes her dirty linen in public. She knows how to protect the integrity of her husband. Sensible, capable, wise and virtuous are some of the characteristics that qualify a good wife. A virtuous woman has the fear of God in her (Prov. 31:10). A virtuous woman is priceless because she costs more than gold. A wife that has no respect for her husband is not God-fearing because God sees man as the head of the family who should be respected.