Bible Handbook


Duty of Wife

Genesis 3:6, 17-24. The wife should never, like Eve, ask her husband to disobey God. The Ministry of Healing, 361. BHB 62.4

Proverbs 12:4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband. BHB 62.5

Ephesians 5:23. Husband the head of the wife. BHB 62.6

Ephesians 5:33. Wife reverence the husband. BHB 62.7

Titus 2:4, 5. Love and obey the husband. BHB 62.8

Colossians 3:18. “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands as it is fit in the Lord.” If a husband commands a wife to disobey God, then obedience could not be fit in the Lord. BHB 62.9

Proverbs 19:13; 21:9, margin. A contentious wife makes and unhappy home. BHB 62.10

Proverbs 21:19, margin. Better dwell in the desert than with such a woman. BHB 62.11

Proverbs 31:10-12, 26. A husband can safely trust a virtuous woman who speaks kindly. BHB 62.12

1 Corinthians 7:10, 11. “Let not the wife depart from her husband.” BHB 62.13

Romans 7:2, 3. The wife bound to her husband as long as he lives. BHB 62.14

Mark 10:12. If the wife leaves her husband and marries another, she commits adultery. BHB 62.15

1 Corinthians 7:13, 16. Godly life may win unbelieving husband. BHB 62.16

If every young woman was taught these principles by her parents, she would be careful to select for a husband a man she could reverence and obey. The Ministry of Healing, 357, 358. God takes the marriage relation to represent the connection between Himself and His people. Ephesians 5:31-33; Jeremiah 3:14; Hosea 2:19, 20; Jeremiah 31:32. BHB 63.1