Since Mother’s Day is around the corner I thought it would be perfect to share what the Bible says about wives and mothers! Being a wife and mother are two of the greatest gifts that God can give a woman. As a woman we have the desire to care and nurture. Caring and nurturing for our husbands, children, and household are all what the Lord calls us to do.
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Being The Wife God Wants You To Be
When I first became a wife I had no idea how important my role was in my marriage. I had a general idea of what a Godly wife looked like but as a newlywed, I learned a lot. I’ve always desired to be an excellent wife and mother when I was younger. I had no idea that it wouldn’t always be as easy as I expected. Thankfully my husband is my best friend and is truly so patient with me as we both learn even still, after 7 years. I’m so grateful to have a good husband who points me to Christ and encourages me to be a better person. As we navigate through hard seasons and work together to overcome, we learn more about the love of God. This in turn brings us closer together!
A woman’s role is so complex but yet so simple if we understand what the Bible says about us. As I became a wife and mother, I quickly learned how selfish I truly was. It’s amazing how the Lord will use your husband and children to teach you about yourself. Not that I was a horrible person, but I sure had a lot of things I needed to work on. I’m so thankful the Lord taught me through my husband and children. The good news is we have a merciful God who teaches us just how to have qualities of a good wife.
Being The Mother God Wants You To Be
When I first became a mother, I surely had a lot to learn too. I knew I wanted to be like other stay-at-home moms but I was a young mother with not a lot of experience. I truly felt defeated at times. But, by God’s grace, he taught me how to be kind, loving, and patient. Even in those days where there was endless crying, he was there. The Holy Spirit was there to guide me through each stage of my children’s lives and it was truly comforting. As mother’s we are to reflect the image of God to our children. That doesn’t mean we need to do everything perfectly, but that we need be a a vessel of God for our children. To teach them scripture, be a good example, pray with them & for them, correct them, and love them.
We All Need Help Sometimes
Let’s get this straight though, no mother or wife will be perfect. We all fall short of the Glory of God. We all need mercy and support in hard times. Am I right? But as we read God’s word we can understand our calling as being a wife and mother. We understand how God designed marriage and a family. Everyone has a job to do in order for the whole unit to work together. In turn, it makes us have a deeper love and appreciation for God’s design.
As we go into Mother’s Day, remember that you are so loved! You are the best mother and wife and your hard work does not go unnoticed. The Lord see’s your dedication and loyalty to your husband and children. Take heart, that as you’re doing what the word of God says and leading your family closer to the Lord, you are doing your calling.
Here are 20 Bible Verses About Being A Good Wife And Mother
I hope the following verses encourage you and make you realize how special you are!
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea and the fowl of the air, and over everything that moveth upon the earth.
Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Wives, submit to your own husbands as it is fit in the Lord.
Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price if far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeks wool, and flax, and works willingly with her hands. She is like the merchant ships; she brings her food from afar.
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and deliver girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom; and her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eat not the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, he praise her.Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman that fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
1 Corinthians 11:8
For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman but the woman for the man. For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
House and riches are the inheritance of fathers. and a prudent wife is from the Lord.
A virtuous woman is.a crown of her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
2 Timothy 1:5
When I call to remembrance the unfeigned Fatih that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois and thy mother Eunice; I am persuaded that in thee also. Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us; and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea the work of our hands establish thou it
1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
1 Peter 3:1
Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
1 Peter 3:3-4
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
1 Peter 3:7
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor until the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. Finally be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing but contrariwise blessing, knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
Being A Good Wife And Mother
As you can see God’s word describes the role of a mother and wife so perfectly. God’s love is so deep and so wide for us in that he shows us how to be the best we can be. Not only to benefit ourselves but our own children and our husbands.
These are some general principles for young wives and mature wives who want to grow spiritually for their family. Not only that, but for the single woman who desires to be a Godly wife and mother one day. The best thing we can do as christians is read the Bible and learn what God says about each topic.
I hope this strengthens your family life and encourages you to remember that you are a woman of strength. You were created to be a wife of noble character and to share your unfading beauty with your husband and children.
Which verses do you refer to about being a good wife and mother?
How can I pray for you? Let me know in the comments below!