Thursday, January 13, 2011
J.R. Miller has beautifully portrayed a Godly marriage in his wonderful writings. Some of which I would like to share with you......you may find this particular writing in full by following the link below.
One of the first essential elements in a wife is faithfulness, in the largest sense.
The heart of her husband does safely trust in her.
Perfect confidence is the basis of all true affection.
A shadow of doubt destroys the peace of married life.
A true wife by her character and by her conduct proves herself worthy of her husband's trust.
He has confidence in her affection; he knows that her heart is unalterably true to him.
He has confidence in her management; he confides to her the care of his household.
He knows that she is true to all his interests that she is prudent and wise, not wasteful nor extravagant.
It is one of the essential things in a true wife that her husband shall be able to leave in her hands the management of all domestic affairs, and know that they are safe.
Wifely thriftlessness and extravagance have destroyed the happiness of many a household and wrecked many a home. On the other hand, many a man owes his prosperity to his wife's prudence and her wise administration of household affairs.
A true wife makes a man's life nobler, stronger, grander, by the omnipotence of her love, turning all the forces of manhood upward and heavenward.
While she clings to him in holy confidence and loving dependence she brings out in him whatever is noblest and richest in his being.
She inspires him with courage and earnestness.
She beautifies his life.
She softens whatever is rude and harsh in his habits or his spirit.
She clothes him with the gentler graces of refined and cultured manhood.
While she yields to him and never disregards his lightest wish, she is really his queen, ruling his whole life and leading him onward and upward in every proper path.
HUSBANDS AND WIVES
by J.R. Miller
I just recently discovered this writing and will be printing it out to keep in front of me as a reminder along with my Proverbs 31 study. What a beautifully strong and fearsome creature a true wife is, as we keep our eyes on this goal, praying for strength, through Christ, as we journey through each day, each incident, each challenge, allowing ourselves room to stumble, but never taking our eyes off of the goal. We do this to honor our husbands and our families, but most of all, to honor God.