The 10 Qualities of a Good Wife
Many qualities make up a good wife, but some are more important than others. Here is a list of 10 qualities that your husband will appreciate in you when he comes home at the end of the day and you ask him how was your day?
1) A good wife listens
There’s no question that your man wants you to listen to him. He probably doesn’t want you to wait for him to ask your opinion or get his feedback before you state yours, either. A good wife must be able to take in information and offer her thoughts at a later time, not interrupt every time she has something on her mind.
2) A good wife supports her husband
Supporting your husband isn’t always easy, but it will go a long way. Showing your husband that you believe in him and are willing to help out wherever possible is going to improve his self-esteem and confidence. You’ll notice that he treats you with more respect if he knows that you trust him and believe in his abilities. There will also be fewer arguments between you two since you won’t be nitpicking at each other as much or fighting over responsibilities around the house.
3) A good wife knows how to help around the house
A good wife knows how to clean up after her family, how to tidy up around her home and keep things looking nice. She is also skilled at keeping things organized in her home. When people come over to visit she is proud of where she lives and welcomes them with open arms. A good wife wants her house to be one that others can come into and feel comfortable without feeling like they have to leave their shoes at the door or cover their mouths when they sneeze.
4) A good wife speaks wisely
Whether your man is listening or not, it’s important to know when to speak. When your husband isn’t doing something you’d like him to do, keep silent until he brings up the topic himself. Most men want their wives to be submissive and most women want their husbands to be authoritative. This doesn’t mean that wives need to submit quietly without speaking out against behavior they deem unacceptable.
5) A good wife has a keen sense of what’s going on in her home and with her family
A good wife knows that her home is her domain. She understands that she is responsible for keeping things running smoothly, whether they’re paying bills or making sure homework gets done. She makes sure to have a grasp on what’s going on in each room at all times. While you can delegate certain responsibilities to other members of your family, it’s ultimately your job to keep tabs on everything.
6) A good wife shows affection
Quality time and affection are two huge ways to show your husband that you love him. It doesn’t have to be extravagant (unless you want it to be), but a simple kiss goodbye, or an arm around his shoulders, can mean so much. If you’re worried about coming across as cheesy, don’t—you don’t have to tell him I love you for your actions to speak volumes.
7) A good wife loves God first and foremost
The Bible’s letter to Titus is clear about what kind of women God adores: Young women should be pure, love their husbands and children, and be faithful in everything. They must control their tempers and be kind to everyone without being foolish or argumentative.
8) A good wife prepares meals for her family with love
If you want to be loved by your husband, then learn how to prepare meals with care and love. It’s not enough to just cook – meals should be prepared with love for them to taste good and because you care about each family member. When a man is blessed with a good wife who knows how to cook delicious meals, she will always have her husband’s attention. As one saying goes, no man ever hates eating food cooked by his wife.
9) A good wife keeps herself presentable (grooming, weight, etc.) so she can serve her husband well
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised (Proverbs 31:30). A good wife doesn’t waste her time and energy on pointless activities: A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
10) Final words
There are countless books, podcasts, and webinars on what it takes to be a good wife. But knowing how to be good is sometimes much harder than actually being good. In truth, there is no definition for what makes someone a good wife—and that’s okay! As long as you have each other’s backs and support one another through life’s ups and downs, that really is all that matters in marriage.