This one is for the guys! Are you happily married? Then you can testify to the truth of this verse. Finding a wife who can handle the rigors of military life is not easy—she’s from the Lord! Unfortunately, too many women enter into marriage with a warrior, only to find that the demands of military life are more than they ever expected.
“Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord” (Proverbs 19:14, NKJV).
Men, take the time to read a related passage, Proverbs 31:10-31. After looking at all of the responsibilities that this woman handles so capably, think about your own wife. Think about the many demands and responsibilities your bride has been asked to handle. It’s a bunch: frequent moves, leaving friends and family, separation during deployments, raising children alone, difficulty having a career, and many more.
What’s the takeaway here? First, celebrate your marriage, and thank the Lord. He has given you such an incredible partner. Second, honor your military wife by being the best husband and father you can. Follow the Lord and love your wife. Make sure she knows your love through both words and actions. Third, pray for your wife. A husband’s prayers make a huge difference.
And if this verse doesn’t describe you right now:
- If you’re married, but your wife isn’t a prudent wife or a Proverbs 31 woman, get to work. Your love and support can help her grow into that amazing woman, wife, and mother that God desires her to be.
- If you’re divorced or looking for a wife, keep these references from Proverbs in mind as to the kind of woman you are seeking. No woman (or man) is perfect, but the best possible outcome is a godly woman who will love and support you. And don’t forget: if you find a good woman, do your part to be a godly husband who can help your wife attain her God-given potential.
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.