Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
"A capable wife is a crown to her owner, but as rottenness in his bones is she that acts shamefully" (Proverbs 12:4)
Christian wives who seek to keep Jehovah in their marriage must also measure up to God's requirements. The apostle Paul wrote: "Let wives be in subjection to their husbands as to the Lord because a husband is head of his wife as the Christ also is head of the congregation." (Ephesians 5:22, 23) Satan deceived Eve, promoting the lie that independence from God would bring lasting happiness. Clearly, the spirit of independence is now seen in many marriages. For godly women, however, submission to their loving head is not distasteful. They remember that Jehovah appointed Eve to be "a compliment" of her husband, which God obviously considered to be an honorable position (Genesis 2:18) A Christian wife who willingly cooperates with that arrangement is truly "a crown" to her husband.
(Watchtower issue: 9/15/08, 3:10)
I read a really good "life-story" experience about a woman who applied this counsel even though her husband was an unbeliever and opposed to her being a Witness for many years...(which of course made it much more difficult for her to do), but her patience and endurance paid off in the end. (I'll post it later today...because I've been a slacker lately when it comes to posting yearbook experiences)