What Does It Mean To Be A Godly Wife In An Ungodly World

What does it mean to be a godly wife who is a blessing to her godly husband? I am sure if you are a Christian wife or Christian woman aspiring to be a godly wife have asked this question before.

If you are wondering what being a godly wife really means and want to be one, then this post is for you, which will briefly show you what being a godly wife means and is all about.

To understand what being a godly wife, you first need to understand what it means to be godly. Being godly simply means being a person who lives according to the godly standards set by God’s word.

In short, being a godly person is all about living a life of godliness, holiness, and righteousness that brings glory to God through your godly character and conduct.

Having said that, let’s look at our question today, “what does it mean to be a godly wife in an ungodly world? “With references to bible verses in both the Old Testament and the New Testament that will help you understand what being a godly wife is all about.

Who Is A Godly Wife According To The Bible?

The biblical definition of a godly wife is simply a godly woman whose married that follows the bible principles of marriage and desires to be a blessing to her husband.

A godly wife or biblical wife is a wife who lives by the godly standards of the bible. Such a wife seeks to submit and respect her husband’s authority as commanded in Ephesians 5:22,23 and never seeks to unsurp her husband’s authority in the home.

Proverbs 12:4 goes on to further say that an excellent wife who is godly is a crown and blessing to her husband and a foolish woman brings shame to her husband and is rottenness to his bones.

Sadly, most women today, due to the influence of feminism and a Jezebel spirit that’s controlling that, have lost touch with who a godly wife is and what it truly means to be one.

Many women today even in Christian circles are full of pride, contentiousness, and stubbornness which explains why they find it hard to submit to their husbands in marriage.

However, if you want to be a godly wife who aspires to have a happy godly marriage, you must learn to submit to your husband as God’s word commands.

The Bible also says in 1 Peter 3:4 that a godly wife has a gentle and quiet spirit and isn’t argumentative towards her husband in marriage but seeks to follow the leading of her Christian husband in a Christian home.

What Does It Mean To Be A Godly Wife?

Being a godly wife simply means being a wife that lives according to the biblical principle of marriage and knowing the right place you belong as a wife in marriage.

Proverbs 31:1-31 summarizes who a virtuous woman is and what being a godly wife is all about. A godly wife will exhibit godly character in marriage and won’t try to subvert God’s design and plan for marriage.

To be a godly wife or a Christian wife also means that you understand what biblical submission is and that you won’t find it strange to submit to your husband as unto the Lord.

A wife who is godly won’t find it hard to be submissive to her godly husband in marriage as she understands that biblical submission isn’t slavery contrary to what the world thinks

A godly wife will also exhibit all the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit Galatians 5:22,23 talks about one of them which is gentleness and quietness of spirit.

Implying that you won’t be a contentious woman who is disrespectful to her husband. Instead, you will always strive to maintain peace with your husbands rather than wanting to win arguments all the time.

Additionally, a godly wife is also a good homemaker and a keeper of her home. Titus 2:3-5 commands all women to be keepers of their homes, to be chaste in character, and to love their husbands so that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ isn’t blasphemed.

Also, a godly wife will fear the Lord and isn’t obsessed with vain outward beauty as you can’t be a godly wife without fearing the Lord. The Bible in Proverbs 31:30 tells us that a Christian woman who fears the Lord will be praised.

Sadly, most women focus on outward beauty, which is vain instead of beautifying their inner character, and beauty that God finds priceless.

How To Be A Godly Wife?

The first thing to do to be a godly wife is to be truly born again first as that will enable you to have the new nature of Christ in you that will make have all the godly characteristics and virtues befitting a godly wife the Bible talks about.

If you are not born again yet, you will still have that old sinful nature in you that naturally makes you stubborn and not want to submit to your husband due to pride, which will make it hard to submit to your husband and love him the way you ought to.

Only when you become truly born again with the new nature of Christ in you that enable you to have a gentle and quiet spirit will you be able to be a Proverbs 31 virtuous woman the bible talks about.

Godly wives are the foundation of family life. They are important for the husband, their children, and for the community. A godly wife is a woman who knows her role in God’s plan for marriage and family life.

She loves Jesus and wants to honor Him by loving her husband, children, and others as Christ would. The way that you can show your love for your husband is by serving him in some way.

There are many ways that you can serve him including cooking meals, cleaning up after him, listening to him talk about what he does at work, or even just going out with him to do something fun together like watch a movie or go shopping together.

All these things help show that you love him, but they don’t have to cost money either. You can find free or cheap things to do with your husband by asking around at church or talking with other women who might have suggestions on how they serve their husbands.

As a godly wife, you should love your husband and children above everything else in life (Colossians 3:12). The Bible says that a godly wife will do for her husband what is good and not evil (Proverbs 31:13).

She loves her husband with all her heart and soul, honors him in word and deed, seeks his advice when making decisions about the family, and she spends time with him when he needs it most without demanding his attention.


I hope the above post on,” what does it mean to be a godly wife?” Has finally helped you fully understand what being a godly wife is all about so that you can be a blessing to your husband. In closing, if this post edified you to be a better wife, drop a comment below, and don’t forget to share before you leave. Stay blessed as you choose to bless your husband.

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