A woman might do many different things in her life, but the role of wife and mother is a God-given one. It is a cornerstone of society. When a woman assumes this role seriously and exercises it well, her children
will excel, both she and her husband will be the best they can be, and their life together will be prosperous in every way. But with the many choices now available to women, the role of "wife" in its traditional sense has become less and less appealing.
Women may have had personal goals and desires outside of their responsibilities as wives and mothers in the past, but in this age where these can be readily fulfilled, women are reluctant to abandon or postpone their own plans in order to take on what is often
viewed as a secondary role.
Within a marriage relationship, God planned a different picture for His creation, "woman," than what has transpired for many in our society. He intended women's lives to be rich, full and rewarding
as wives and mothers, even after the fall of Adam and Eve. As woman is connected to man, she wasn't to be left unknowledgable and stripped of her own identity. Rather, both before and after the Fall, her position has always been one of absolute
completion for her husband; to be an asset to him in every way. God created male and female to mate, or marry, and in addition to procreation, to excel and move forward in society together as a unit. When husband and wife unite as a team, pooling
their God-given resources and capabilities, and then function together in harmony within God's marriage structure, they reach their maximum potential as one entity within the human race. Together, they form a whole unit
When God, through the Apostle Paul in his letter to Titus, instructed women to be "keepers at home" (see Titus 2:5, KJV), He didn't mean that they were never to stretch beyond basic housekeeping. What God intended
was for a wife to be support to her husband as he went about the business of providing for their family; that she should care for home base in their life together and not covet her husband's role. He intended a wife to be an asset to her husband; that
she should develop her talents and capabilities and use them to punctuate his own. Rather than having her own "agenda," a wife is to work together with her husband in accomplishing common goals. All of this translates differently for every couple; however,
any and every couple who works together in this way accomplishes much more as a whole than what they might do separately. The business of life: making a living, running a serene and well-organized household, and bringing up children requires two
people working harmoniously as one.