This is a really great quote from a book my husband is reading called, The Christian Family by Larry Christenson. (Actually it is Larry Christenson quoting Peter Marshall) This book is amazing. We have read SO many books on parenting and family, and I would have to say that this is probably in the top two or three all time favorites! It is an older book, from 1970, but can be found used on Amazon. I highly recommend it.
‘A Good Wife. . . More Precious Than Jewels”
In A Man Called Peter’, Catherine Marshall tells how her late husband tended to put women on a pedestal. She quotes the following from one of his sermons:
“Modern girls argue that they have to earn an income,
in order to establish a home, which would be impossible on their husband’s income.
That is sometimes the case, but it must always be viewed as a regrettable necessity,
never as the normal or natural thing for a wife to have to do.
The average woman, if she gives her full time to her home,
her husband, her children . . .
If she tries to understand her husband’s work. .
to curb his egotism while,
at the same time, building up his self-esteem,
to kill his masculine conceit while encouraging all his hopes,
to establish around the family a circle of true friends . . .
If she provides in the home a proper atmosphere of culture,
of love of music, of beautiful furniture and of a garden. . .
If she can do all this,
she will be engaged in a life work that will demand every ounce of her strength,
every bit of her patience, every talent God has given her,
the utmost sacrifice of her love.
It will demand everything she has and more.
And she will find that for which she was created.
She will know that she is carrying out the plan of God.
She will be a partner with the Sovereign Ruler of the universe.”
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