In today's society, there is an abundance of women to be found who want to be married, but they may not truly want to be wives. Often, they don't really understand what being a wife of high functioning and exceptional quality even means. There is a shortage of examples around as it seems that being a wife has gone out of style. Instead, women have tried to get their equal rights, which isn't a bad thing, except that they have given up a part of themselves in the process.
Women are natural caregivers and nurturers but the world has told them that this isn't healthy. The lie has been propagated that a woman should be able to do all that a man can do and that this will make her happier and more fulfilled. This is unfortunate because being a good wife is not only one of the hardest things that a woman will ever have to do, but it is also one of the most rewarding once she understands the art that is inside of her at her very creation. The following are some of the qualities of a good wife.
Men need to feel like they have the respect of their families. It is an inherent need that tells them that they are doing their jobs and doing them well. Respecting your husband is especially important because men will naturally be drawn to women who they feel respected by. He will love her because she is meeting one of his deepest needs. That woman should always be you, his wife.
*Love and Nurture
A woman should be loving and nurturing to her husband. He needs your tenderness, whether he knows it or will admit it or not. Gentle touches and softly spoken words will make him feel cared for and loved.
*Going the Extra Mile
What I call the "extra mile" are the things that not every person would automatically do. These are the extra things, such as ;putting love notes in his lunches, spraying linen spray on the pillowcases, and making the family meals with his favorite foods and desserts. These things aren't necessary, but they are acts that show that love and appreciation which make people feel special.
A good wife knows the importance of expressing her appreciation and gratitude. When your husband does something well or that he has obviously worked hard to accomplish, acknowledge that for him. Tell him that you appreciate him and do it often.
I am amazed at how many homes I go into that are like a disaster zone! A good wife will create a home that is clean and comfortable for her family to come to. Learn a bit of decorating skills and employ them in your own home. Keep things tidy and teach your children to do the same.
A good wife is rare these days. If you learn how to be one, it will truly set you apart from the rest of the women. It is a powerful tool to have, this knowing how to care for a husband and it is one that he will appreciate more than many of the other things that society has told you you should be.