So you want to be the best wife you can possibly be, right?
When my now-husband Silas popped the question, I was completely overjoyed. There was nothing I wanted more than to be his wife. I wanted to love, serve, and encourage him well and be a good wife for the man I was so blessed to call husband.
Quickly I learned being a good wife was no easy task. The Lord gave me a crash-course in sanctification throughout our three-month engagement, and I began to understand being the best wife I could be was going to be a lifelong journey. Serving my husband, managing our home, laying down my selfish tendencies – there were many attributes of a good wife I knew I would need to learn and relearn, time and again. But what I came to realize was there is one quality that stands out above them all.
Being a good wife is definitely about the practical things we do for our families. I love serving through using creative kitchen skills, budgeting our finances, and keeping our home clean and organized. But without learning how to love better, I’ll never be the best wife I can be. Through the testing moments of sanctification I’m learning, I’m growing closer to the Lord, and I’m able to love better because of him. To become a better wife, one must become a better lover. To become a better lover, one must draw near to Love Himself.
We love because he first loved us.
Dear friend, remember what the often over-idolized “Proverbs 31 Woman” did to accomplish all she was as a wife: in verse 17 Scripture says, “She draws on her strength”. Where does her strength come from? No, not the mountains, not even from within herself, but the Lord himself (Psalm 121:2). I can’t do this whole “better wife” thing apart from the strength of Jesus, and I invite you to admit the same – so you also can claim the freedom and power he will provide when you do.
I started the Married Myrick blog to record everything I’m learning on this journey: Bible truths that feed my soul, recipes that I serve others with, and practical wife-life lessons learned along the way. Friend, I’m so glad to have you here, so please be sure to comment on your favorite blog posts and check out the Free Learn Well Library for all of the latest resources to help you be the best wife you can be, by learning well to love better.