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Proverbs 14:1-2 This proverb says every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish plucks it down with her hands. The building blocks a woman uses to build her house are her words. Proverbs tells us that life and death are in the power of the tongue. Every day a woman has the choice to build her house with her words or to tear her house down with her words.
One of the main duties of a wife is to give honor to her husband. If she tears him down with critical, judgmental words, she is coming against her very own personhood because she and her husband are one. As a mother a woman has the charge to encourage her children and to teach them the ways of the Lord. She has the opportunity every day to sow the good seed of God’s Word into her children. When she walks with them, she can share about God’s beauty and creative power as demonstrated in nature. When they eat together, she can give thanks to God for His blessings and provision. When she puts their clothes on, she can talk about the full armor of God. When she puts them to bed, she can pray with her children and read Scripture to them.
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