By Glenn and Jo Gritzon 

    • A godly wife is fully submitted to Christ. (Colossians 1:10-12)
    • A godly wife submits to the headship of her husband as ordained by God, knowing that even as she does so, she is really submitting to God. (Colossians 3:18; Titus 2:5)
    • She recognizes that the freest place she can be is under the authority of her husband. (Ephesians 5:22‐23)
    • She “brings her husband good and not evil all the days of his life.” (Proverbs 31:12)
    • When her husband is in error before the Lord, she seeks to win him over by her behavior and Christlikeness, rather than by nagging or complaining. (1 Peter 3:1‐4)
    • She does not grudgingly minister to her husband but does so joyfully and heartily. (Colossians 3:23)
    • A Godly wife is industrious and creative, making the most of the family’s resources to provide abundantly for the needs of her children and husband. (Proverbs 31:13‐24)
    • She raises her children to respect her and their father and to honor God. (Ephesians 6:1‐3)
    • She prays diligently for her husband and children. (Colossians 4:2)
    • She is ruled by the word of God rather than her own emotions, desires, or ideas on the way things “should be.” (Prov.3:5‐6)
    • She walks in close fellowship with the Lord and is ruled by the Spirit of God rather than her own flesh. (Ephesians 5:1‐2)
    • Her life reflects the fruit of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22‐23.
    • She realizes her body is not hers alone but also her husband’s and she shares it with him in joyful lovemaking on a regular basis. (1 Corinthians 7:3‐4)
    • She looks not only to her own interests but also to the interests of her husband. (Philippians 2:4‐5)
    • She instills confidence and trust in her husband. (Proverbs 31:11)
    • Her behavior brings her husband respect. (Proverbs 31:12)
    • She is a helper to him in many areas, using her own particular gifts and training to benefit the family. (Genesis 2:18)
    • She has a gentle and quiet spirit that makes her beautiful in the eyes of God. (1 Peter 3:3‐4)
    • She uses her speech to build up and encourage her husband in the faith. (Proverbs 16:24; Ephesians 4:29)
    • She is not critical of her husband to him or to others. She is ruled by a fear of the Lord. (Proverbs 21:19)