1. I like that ‘Helper’ part…I had never made the correlation with the Holy Spirit. Thanks for the insight, Jolene 🙂 Betty

  2. Hi Betty,
    Glad you enjoyed it!
    Sorry I missed the fellowship the other day…I was hoping to go, but I felt a little under the weather.
    Blessings to you,

  3. Thank you for sharing! It’s truly amazing how much I’ve changed as a wife! In my 20s and early 30s, I was certainly the contentious wife – wanting to drive the train myself. Now, as I’ve begun to truly open my heart and read His Word, I’ve slowly realized that the helper wife is where I fit best. Another insightful, thought-provoking post!

  4. I love this post because it’s such a good reminder of what God has called us as wives to be…helpers for our mates. No, that is not an acceptable statement according to society but it is the Lord’s will. I struggle daily with submission and not being contentious. Thank you for your thoughtful, thorough post that has encouraged me to consider my attitude daily and pray for a heart change permanently. Blessings!

  5. What a blessing to hear that your heart has grown in the Lord and you are becoming the wife that God desires you to be! It isn’t always an easy thing as we die to our selfish desires, but in the long run our life will be blessed as a result. Thanks for your sweet comment friend! It ministered to my heart.
    By the way, I would have to say it is very intimidating to me to have one who LOVES to edit read my posts. (lol) Maybe someday if I ever get around to writing a book, I will call on my online, editor friend!

  6. Hi Keri,
    Thanks for leaving me a comment letting me know how this post ministered to you! To God be the glory as you continue to lay down your life for the Lord.

  7. Thanks for sharing these insights. I think you have done a beautiful job a delineating the types of wives that exist. I suppose that each of us goes through stages of being each type, but hopefully, each of us is continually drawing closer and closer toward what our Lord wishes us to be.

  8. Jolene, I always am thankful for a reminder of this serious truth! I, too, can be a pendulum, but with God’s grace and mercy, can be a stable and effective helpmeet! I am so glad you came and linked up today. Usually, it runs only 2 days and is left there for people to access, but somehow it got set at 10 days or something like that…would you consider coming back and being a regular contributor? You are a great fit for ‘EOA’ Wednesdays!!

  9. Oh thanks Michelle! As we grow in Christ and surrender to Him, through His strength we will become more like the Helper wife He desires us to be.
    Blessings to you,

  10. Great post. I’m a new follower from A Wise Woman Link Up.
    I am nearly 3 years into my marriage.
    My first marriage didn’t work out. Although, my first marriage ended for some serious issues that I don’t have to deal with this time around, I still have learned a lot.
    I never intended for a failed marriage. So this time around I made better choices and am continuing to make good choices in my marriage. I have been all 3 of these at one time in my life, but I think it is safe to say my husband would say I am a helper. 🙂 Off to check out the husbands post now!


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