A Suitable Helper
“The Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.”
From the beginning, God was clear about a woman’s primary role in this world.
A man is fortunate indeed when his wife is his devoted helper— whether she bakes him a cake, soothes his aching muscles, or even puts her life on the line for him. No role demonstrates more beautifully the way Jesus shows His love for each of us.
Just between us . . .
• (husband) Does the role of “helper” seem insulting to you?
• (husband) Is it easy for you to “serve” me as your husband?
• (husband) Do I notice and respond when you do?
• (wife) Which aspect of my support means the most to you?
(wife) Dear Lord, thank You for creating me to help and serve my husband. I embrace this ministry with all my heart! Grant me Your wisdom, strength, and joy in this calling. Bless him through my every word and deed. Amen.
This devotional is taken from Night Light for Couples. Copyright © 2000 by James Dobson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission.