Yet the message young women get from western culture is one that does not vary all that much from what it tells young men. Go to college, get a job, commit to a career and if you have time, and if it fits your lifestyle, get married and have children.
However, The Bible has something completely different to say. The message scripture sends to young women, older women and mothers is one of honor and value. That working in the home, caring for a husband and children is to be valued and honored.
What you do is important. What you do is a blessing. What you do in the home, in caring for children and your husband, should be taught to others and passed down to the generations that follow you (Titus 2:1-5).
Women and mothers are to be honored, protected and valued (Matthew 19:19).
Children come from the Lord and they are not an inconvenience but a blessing (Psalm 127:3).
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged (Proverbs 17:6).
In the ten commandments, right in between statements like, thou shalt have no other Gods before me and thou shalt not murder, is the fifth commandment. Honor your father and mother (Exodus 20:12).
Jesus used the last few moments before his death to care for his mother (John 19:26).
All throughout scripture we see, contrary to the Bible’s critics, the Word of God calling men to honor, protect and provide for women and children. The Bible exalts and blesses the role that women are called to play in society and in the home.
Men, through your actions, your lifestyle and your words you should and can affirm and fortify the Biblical role of your wife and mother.
Here’s a few practical ways you can affirm the role of your wife and mother.
Go to work and provide for her and your children.
Keep your mind clean and your eyes, as well as your hands, off other women.
Read your Bible and pray every day. Preferably with them.
Tell the truth.
Clean up after yourself. She may be a mother but she’s not your mother.
If any woman in your life is going to be offended in your behavior make sure it’s not your wife. If that means you have to be rude to co-workers or clients so be it. Your wife comes first.
Don’t laugh at or tell jokes that demean, demoralize or sexually objectify women.
Take her, and any children you may have, to church.
Spend more time with them than you do your buddies.
Hold doors, chairs and coats like a gentleman.
Treat people, even people you don’t like, with respect.
Keep the weekends for your family.
Tell her that you value her and what she means to your family.
Buy her things. Nice things.
Set a weekly date night.
Give her time alone and time with her friends.
Send her flowers for no reason at all.
These are just a few suggestions. Have you got any to add? Leave a comment below.