The winds of culture swirl around us. If we are swept in by current philosophies, we can be sure of two things—we will lack contentment, and the trends will change. There is a better way. Dear sisters, we may be labeled “out of touch,” but our Creator’s original plan is still very good. The more we embrace it, the more blessings we will reap.
Let’s examine the roles of wife and mother. We will glance at the big picture, but we will zero in on our own responsibilities. We won’t ask, “Is my husband doing his part?” but will ask, “How can I enrich our marriage by doing my part?”
A few foundational principles will motivate us to follow God’s will. From the beginning, Adam was the head of his wife, Eve. She was his “suitable helper” (Gen. 2:18), and they were both happy. After sin entered the world, Eve resisted Adam’s leadership. This is our natural inclination, too. But there is good news. Just as Jesus Christ lovingly redeemed His church, your husband is called to love, nourish, and give himself for you, his bride (Eph. 5:22–33). You respond by honoring your husband and submitting to him, as the church does to Christ.
We must be born of the Spirit for this beautiful plan to work. Without the Holy Spirit, we simply cannot do it. The Spirit plants love for God and our families in our hearts. We gather strength from spending time with God in Scripture reading and prayer. Then we pour ourselves into our families.