A woman can be a good student, a good daughter, a good employee, a good friend, a good neighbor and a good citizen. Even, a good girlfriend. But, if she is not a Good Wife, then she has nothing to offer to a man who is interested in having a family. A woman that can’t, or won’t, be a Good Wife, should not become a wife, and no man should marry her. The consequences of marrying a Bad Wife are horrid.
It is not enough only to be a Good Wife. You also have to be a Good Mother. There isn’t much reason to get married, if you aren’t going to have children. And, if you are going to have children, you should get married first. So, being a Good Wife and a Good Mother go together. If you can’t do it, then just go be a Good Employee and a Good Neighbor, and forget about marriage and family. Let your life provide some sort of benefit to others — your employer and neighbors — and don’t stray outside your circle of competence.
Marriage.com actually has some good material. Here is “20 Qualities of a Good Wife,” by Rachael Pace. These are things that a woman does, of benefit to her husband and family. Guess what — not one of them is: “I Am the Table.”
Read: “20 Qualities of a Good Wife”