When Women Get Right With God, They Will Return Home

When Women Get Right With God, They Will Return Home

This was a comment from a man on one of my recent posts.

“Likewise, ye wives be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear” (1 Peter 3:1,2). Notice the words ‘without the Word’. If your previous post highlights the negative, this verse speaks to the positive. If I read this correctly, the only thing in the universe more powerful than the Word of God, is a submissive wife towards her husband. A wife submitting, serving, respecting, and loving her husband, it is so powerful that a man’s unbelieving heart is no match to resist. This is all done without a single scripture verse or sermon.

I realize this goes against a woman’s nature, to debate and verbally convince, and this is no doubt part of the reason it is so powerful. When a wife wants to honor God with her obedience to Him, the Lord will help her and sustain her to do so. When she loves her husband and get’s a glimpse of what God sees when he looks at her husband, God is faithful to meet her where she is to accomplish this.

A human man simply cannot resist being loved and respected by a meek and quiet spirit. Simply put, a wife that will feed him, sleep with him and obey him is just too powerful for a male heart. He won’t be able to explain it any other way, than to know his wife is submitting to the Lord. She is sacrificially loving him, which is a pure picture of Christ laying down His life for us. Sadly, too many women have not followed Christ’s example and our society is suffering as a result.

As for those needing encouragement, humbly demonstrate Christ’s love to your husband. Your spirit, your actions, and your love are more powerful than the Word of God to him. God created the universe by His word. What are you creating? I dare say, with the exception of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, there has never been, nor shall ever be a great man, without a great woman who loved and respected him.

I will always believe that women are the best part of God’s creation. They have the power to create and change lives. I believe when our women get right with God, they will return home. Their hearts will burn with respect for their husbands, love for their children, and revival in our church and nation. I thank the Lord for the godly mother He gave me. It is a privilege to honor her and call her blessed.

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
Proverbs 31:10

13 thoughts on “When Women Get Right With God, They Will Return Home

  1. Hi Lori,

    As a man, I agree without a shadow of doubt what the poster wrote “A human man simply cannot resist being loved and respected by a meek and quiet spirit. Simply put, a wife that will feed him, sleep with him and obey him is just too powerful for a male heart. He won’t be able to explain it any other way, than to know his wife is submitting to the Lord. ”

    I know I could not resist that. I hope this is an encouragement to the ladies reading this. A wife who is able to do that in this day with heap up for themselves treasures in Heaven.

    1. Lively, spunky women never have lasting long term relationships. Their attitude will soon drive their husbands away. Men like quiet, obedient wives. The other women might be nice for “a fun time,” but men don’t like that attitude in the long run.

      1. I respectfully disagree. I am lively spunky and outgoing and have been happily married for almost 33 years. Being quiet does not necessarily make for a happy marriage. Regardless of your personality/temperament a wife can and should be obedient.

      2. Hmm I am gathering what you are saying but I think you are conflating lively and spunky as unGodly. This is simply not true. There are many lively, spunky and Godly women in our Church who make great wives. Lively and spunky doesn’t mean ‘use me for a fun time.’ Humour and cheerfulnes are beautiful personality traits that will help get and keep a man. If you and your man aren’t laughing together you will have a very miserable marriage. A woman needs to be able to make a man laugh, feel loved and appreciated. This requires communication. Having a meek and quiet spirit doesn’t mean you can’t have a lively nature and spunky attitude. Think of Mary at Jesus’s feet, she was lively and inquisitive at Jesus’s feet. It was brave of the discharging woman to take healing without being given it, the lady at well was forward too. It takes a lively woman to entertain which is parcel to homemaking. It also takes a lot of spunk to be a housewife in this day an age and actually stand for it. The Church doesn’t need to be all wilting flowers and alpha males. This is very basic but a man needs to be entertained. He needs to be well fed, served in bed and talked too as well. If you don’t speak to your husband he will find someone else to speak to him at work/with his friends etc. You are still competing for him after you marry. This is what feminists expect of their men. Christian wives should invert this to strengthen their relationships in the face of the onslaught of the world.

  2. I hope this is true. As a more submissive type, I haven’t had a lot of luck courting so far. The guys in my social circle have married lively, spunky girls which has just never been in my nature and recently it started to make me think I should change. Anyway, thank you for the encouragement to stick with my convictions to please God first and foremost.

    1. You should never change! I find that perhaps younger men (boys, really) who are shy usually prefer more outgoing, talkative, lively girls, however, as men get older and get more confident, they see the value of a woman who is not as attention-seeking and has a meeker spirit. Though I believe the “livelier” girls can have successful marriages as well, I think it will be easier for girls like you in the long hall, as submission comes to you naturally. (Us more opinionated women must work on it, haha.)

      Just trust in God, keep yourself busy doing things that serve Him, and don’t change your personality, especially because you sound absolutely lovely! 🙂

    2. Younger men tend to not value the submissive type as much as older men. Now at 33 years old, I see its value much more.

      Just curious, how old are you?

  3. “I believe when our women get right with God, they will return home. Their hearts will burn with respect for their husbands.”

    Nothing shows disrespect more than for us women wanting equality with our husbands.

    1. I totally agree with you Rose! When we as wives live a quiet life of total obedience and submission to our husbands in EVERYTHING we are letting our husbands know that we are relying on them to lead us, protect us, take care of us and make a good deal of decisions for us, then our husbands simply can’t resist the desire and drive to honorably fulfill their role as the man, the leader of the household to the very best of their ability. My husband has completely taken care of me since I was barely 19 years old and I absolutely love to serve him, submit to him and obey him in everything and I am very comfortable and happy in my little housewife corner of our world!

  4. This is so true. When I began submitting to my husband and biting my tongue (Lori’s advice!) I began to see the holy power I held in my hands to change my marriage into holy matrimony. It truly amazed me! It’s not easy but as stated in the post, God seemed to be right there with me, helping me to submit and hold my tongue. I wish I had known this earlier in my marriage. It could have saved both myself and my husband a lot of heartache. But, we are now making up what we lost by loving each other well. We are so blessed! As Lori says, God’s ways are best. And this truth proves it.

  5. This is so beautiful. Because it’s true.

    It’s also sobering because there are so few women out there who fit that bill. Alas, that sort of marriage is a blessing that I’ll never know.

    Christ’s Kingdom can’t come soon enough.

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