It’s a simple question really.
We clean their clothes, cook their meals, help keep them organized. Of course we are good to our husbands!
Proverbs 31:10 tells us that the virtuous woman is good to her husband all the days of her life. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
What does it mean to be good to our men from this verse?
Is it simply good enough to cook their favorite meal or dessert? To iron their clothes just the way they like it? To keep a clean home? I think that those do fall into being good to our husbands but I think there is more to this word.
Websters 1828 has many definitions of this simple word. Here are a few that apply here:
Kind; affectionate; faithful.
Cheerful; favorable to happiness.
What do these definitions have in common? Attitude. Our attitude determines if we are doing good or evil to our husband.
Did ya catch that? I think it’s worth repeating. Our attitude determines if we are doing good or evil to our husband.
Are our words kind? How about our tone and body language? Are we a cheerful person to come home too? I’m certain that any man would rather have a kind wife greeting him than a clean house. A little kindness goes a long way to improve our marriages. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Proverbs 25:11
Wives should be affectionate to their man. If our attitude towards them is wrong than we will often withhold affection. This is a sin and we need to watch out for this trap. It’s not just up to our men to show us affection. Kisses, hugs, gentle touches on the arm throughout the day say “I love you” and make him feel important, respected, and desired. A healthy marriage has lots of affection. Try the daily 15 second kissing challenge and see how much good it will do for your man!
Faithful. Are we fiercely loyal to our man? The virtuous woman was all the days of her life. If our attitude is not right than we wont be desiring to be a faithful wife. Can he count on you to follow through? When our husband asks us to do something, such as iron his shirts just so, we need to try our best to faithfully do this for him. If it’s important to him it needs to be important to us.
This going to look differently for every couple. There are certain things that bring my husband happiness that won’t matter to others. Thankfully, mine isn’t concerned with ironing, a win for me! But he does care about his socks. Therefore, I care about his socks.
Your turn! What are you doing to be good to your husband today?
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