You are the woman, the creativity, imagination the ideas that you live out, the ones that come from inside your head and heart and soul are often inspiration! (Where on earth do these ideas come from!) The way you handle your life and your every decision, when done well and with integrity, will enhance your husband. These standards will develop your own life into what it would not otherwise have become. Because you have based your values, your everyday decisions on “doing unto others as you would have them do to you” the future will be very different from those who live by careless, self centeredness.
(Actually, when you live carefully as a woman, as a wife, a mother and friend, you are in fact being good to yourself in the end.)
Men need the creativity, the influence, the “femaleness” of women . . . the way you know this is how a world without the influence of women goes. Whether it’s within a household or the big world around you, wise women change the tone of it by lifting the standards of compassion, good manners, wisdom. Wisdom is personified as female in the Bible, “Does not wisdom cry? And understanding put forth her voice?” (Proverbs 8:1)
A man cannot dream up femaleness, since he is a male. Should he tell his wife what to do? Should he control or dominate? If so, what does he have? Who does he think she is? Perhaps he thinks she is beneath him. But he will never really know if he does not encourage her creativity, her vision, her femaleness.
Eve was given to Adam to go alongside, to aid by counsel and comfort and to “speak the truth in love.”
Give a man new ideas, new possibilities by your wisdom, your courage and your perspective. It is your truth. You fill the void in a man’s otherwise solitary existence.