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Being a Proverbs Wife in the 21st Century

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Being a good wife is the intention of every woman who is getting married. While the definition of “wife” varies depending on who you talk to, the Bible gives guidelines on what is the ideal way that a woman should perform her “duties”.  A Wife of noble character truly honors God.

If you’ve found that you’ve been studying Proverbs lately in your daily Bible study readings, then you may already know several simple ways to be a Proverbs Wife.

If not, here are 5 suggested ways to help you in Being a Proverbs Wife to your spouse and your family.

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5 Ways to Be a Proverbs Wife

#1 – Be trustworthy to your spouse.

The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. ~Proverbs 31:11

Being a strong and Proverbs wife to your spouse isn’t overly difficult.  Being trustworthy is one of the best ways to prove your commitment and loyalty to your spouse and your family.

If you give your spouse reason to doubt you, then it will cause ripples that can hurt your marriage and your future growth as a couple.

#2 – Focus on your inner beauty as well.  

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. ~Proverbs 31:30

Everyone knows that it’s the beauty on the inside that counts, and this is especially true with a Proverbs Wife. While outside appearances are nice, the most beautiful women have a beautiful heart and soul as well.

#3 – Lead your life with confidence.

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. ~Proverbs 31:25

A confident woman is a strong leader in the family. If you have confidence in yourself and your abilities, that confidence will carry through to your marriage, your home and also your children.

It’s entirely possible to be a confident wife and show your children how to live their life the same way.

#4 – Give to others in need.

She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy. ~Proverbs 31:20

Take care of your family and those in need, whenever possible, is a true sign of the Proverbs 31 Woman. It’s always a great way to give to others and put your trust in the fact that you’re able and willing to help.

Know that you can always find ways to help and there are always people less fortunate than you.  If money is a factor, remember that time costs nothing.

#5 – Know how to run your household.

She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant. ~Proverbs 31:24

There’s a misconception about people thinking that running a household is easy. From a wife and mother’s point of view, their work is never done.

Always do your best to keep your family functioning and have a backup in place as well, just in case. While your talents and business savvy may not be being used at the moment, there’s a good chance that you will need them at some point in the future.

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Being a Proverbs Wife doesn’t have to be overly complicated. In the Bible, Proverbs focuses a lot on how the wife should act and what the virtuous woman should be doing.

I know that it isn’t always possible to keep up with everything within that book of the Bible.  However, these 5 suggestions may be a bit simpler to implement and easier to enforce in your daily life.

As long as you are doing everything to the best of your capability, you are on track to being a Proverbs Wife.

If you happen to have questions along the way, you can refer to the book of Proverbs in the Bible for your answers!

More Proverbs Study Resources:

Proverbs 14:29 Coloring Page Set

20 Encouraging Proverbs for Students

Simple Proverbs for Children

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