Monday, April 7, 2014

Marriage Monday: The Trustworthy Wife {Link up}

Welcome back to Marriage Monday!  I'm so glad you've joined me as we focus on strengthening and promoting godly marriages, both in our nation and in our own backyards!

Since the beginning of the year we've been looking at various characteristics of the godly wife.  Today I want to consider the trustworthy wife.  

Proverbs 31:11-12 says:

The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. (KJV)

I always love reading verses in the Amplified version, as it gives me a deeper understanding of the verse and often helps me better grasp how to apply the passage to my life.  Consider Proverbs 31:11-12 in the Amplified:

11 The heart of her husband trusts in her confidently and relies on and believes in her securely, so that he has no lack of [honest] gain or need of [dishonest] spoil.  
12 She comforts, encourages, and does him only good as long as there is life within her.

Can your husband safely trust in you?  Are you honest, reliable, and faithful? Are you worthy of his trust? 

A trustworthy wife is honest. If she tells her husband something, he can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that she is telling him the truth.

A trustworthy wife is where she is supposed to be. She is not out gallivanting around when she is supposed to be home. She doesn't tell her husband she will be one place and then go somewhere else, hoping he doesn't find out.

A trustworthy wife is faithful and guards her heart from becoming drawn to any other man, whether at work, at church, or in the Internet.  

A trustworthy wife can be trusted with her husband's income.  She will use it wisely, learn frugal ways to stretch it, and not make extravagant purchases. She would never take her husband's credit cards out for a day of "retail therapy" and run up huge bills. She will not have secret accounts (unless she is in a truly dangerous relationship and making plans to escape).  She will not make secret purchases.  She has nothing to hide from her husband. 

A trustworthy wife will keep her husband's confidences.  If he shares his heart with her, he won't find his secrets on the church's prayer list or shared on the Internet. He can trust her to guard his private life.  

Proverbs 11:13 says:

He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, 
But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter. (NASB)

A trustworthy wife always has her husband's best interests in mind. She has his back!  She treats him well, comforts and encourages him, and according to verse 12, she does her husband good all the days of her life.  Have you ever really thought about that verse?  Can you be counted on to do your husband good every single day of your life?  

Perhaps you're not yet married -- you can still do your husband good every day of your life as you save yourself for him and as you prepare now to be a godly wife. Perhaps you're separated from your husband -- you can still do him good as you refrain from speaking evil of him and tearing down his reputation to anyone who will listen.  

On the other hand, maybe you're just an average woman, struggling to fit everything in, wondering how you can be a good wife to your imperfect man. How can you do your husband good every single day of your life?  

That is the purpose of this series.  As we look at each facet of being a godly wife, we are learning ways of becoming the wife that God would have us to be, with the goal of building strong and satisfying marriages and creating happy homes that are havens from the outside world.  

With God's help, we can cultivate faithfulness, build trust, and do our husbands good every day of our lives!  

To learn more about some specific ways we can do our husbands good, click on the following links to read the other posts in this series:

The Abiding Wife

The Respectful Wife

The Accepting Wife

The Admiring Wife

The Supportive Wife

The Humble Wife

The Grateful Wife

The Joyful Wife

The Content Wife

Your Turn to Share:

Are you a trustworthy wife?  Can your husband trust you?  Are his secrets safe with you?  Are you commited to doing your husband good all the days of your life?  I'd love to have you share how you are learning to become a trustworthy wife. Please leave a comment here on my blog or over on my Facebook page, so we might all be encouraged! You may also email me at if you wish to share a private testimony.

If you were blessed or encouraged by this post, please consider sharing it with your friends on Facebook or other social media sites.  Thank you!

Link up:

I'd love to have you link up your blog to mine!  Please link up any past or present posts related to Christian marriage.  Don't forget to link back to my blog!  Thanks!

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Blogs I link up with from week to week:

What Joy Is MinePhotobucket Making Your Home Sing Monday!


a-wise-woman-builds-her-home          Messy Marriage

   Wifey Wednesday button Wholehearted Wednesday

 A Little R & R 

Proverbs 31 Link Up     


Please link up your blog post on marriage below by entering the url of your specific post. Where it says "Your Name" enter the title of your blog post, not your personal name! Thanks! :)


momstheword said...

I accidentally linked up my posts to last week's linky party by mistake, lol! So I linked them again here.

Wonderful post! Our husbands need to know that their hearts and reputations are safe with us.

That's one of the first things I had to learn as a wife when I was doing a little "husband bashing" long ago.

I thought it was o.k. because I came home and told my hubby every thing I said about him, lol!

I learned my lesson but now I am sometimes amazed at the things people will post about their husbands of children. Facebook is NOT the place to vent!

Anyway, thanks for hosting today.

Laura said...

Yes, thank you for the reminder to talk appropriately about our husbands! It's so easy to complain and forget how blessed I am!

Rebecca Pruett said...

This was a great post! I thoroughly enjoy strong biblical encouragement as a wife! Thank you so much for hosting! I would love to have you join us at Operation Wife on Wednesdays for our "Wifey Wednesday" Link-up! (I noticed someone else on your post has a 'Wifey Wednesday' :( I may have to change the name of my soon!)

emilysestuary said...

Heck yes I'm a trustworthy wife. Proud of it.
I'm not going to say I always was... I had my moments when I would buy this or that - thinking it was no big deal to just not tell him. Sigh.
Those days are LONG GONE!

Thanks so much for this series.


emilysestuary said...

Heck yes I'm a trustworthy wife. Proud of it.
I'm not going to say I always was... I had my moments when I would buy this or that - thinking it was no big deal to just not tell him. Sigh.
Those days are LONG GONE!

Thanks so much for this series.


busymomof10 said...

Thanks Ladies for linking up and for sharing your journeys to becoming trustworthy wives! :)

WholeHearted Home Judith Kowles said...

I love this series and I probably have read most or all of them. I especially remember and loved the one where you listed off all the ways your husband was a blessing (or what you admired about him). I used that same idea but couldn't find the post at the time and did my own list for our 35 anniversary.

I'm sorry for not linking up for your parties, my computer has had issues loading for your party.

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