- I am currently reading The Missionary Wife & Her Work by Joy Turner Tuggy. A Moody Press book written in 1966. I'm not a wife or a mother, but I do think I can apply several of the topics to my own personal life and store away ideas for later down the road. The book speaks of the devotional life of the missionary woman, her family (husband & children), her home, the mission work, fellow missionaries, church, and ministry in perspective.
The first chapter speaks of the devotional life:
- Seek the Lord in all things.
- What does He consider to be of first importance?
- Are any of her responsibilities self-assumed and not God-given?
- Are unnecessary, unproductive activities needlessly draining off spiritual and physical energies?
Look at the examples of women in the Bible:
- Gen. 2:18-22 - Woman was created for man.
- A woman's vow was always made under the authority of her father or husband.
(Follow and submit to their leadership - applies to both single and married women).
- Proverbs has numerous references to women.
- A prudent wife is from the Lord (Proverbs 19:14)
- A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband (Proverbs 12:4)
There are more verses, but I will not take the time to type them out.
Of course, Proverbs 31 outlines a course of what a true woman of God should strive for in her personal life, in her family, and in her relationship with others and with the Lord.
REMEMBER: "Favour is deceitful and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised." Proverbs 31:30