Today I read Proverbs 14 and I was really struck by the very first line, "every wise woman buildeth her house; but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands". My wife once had me watch a movie, a chick flick where the mother in the movie was explaining to the daughter that while the man may be the head of the household, the wife is the neck and can turn the man to look in the direction she wants. Women do SO much for families in the proper dynamic. They keep the household going, make sure the children are properly cared for, do almost all of the cleaning, and take care of their husbands. We know from revelation, and even modern day social science, that a proper family and for the sake of well rounded children, a proper family needs both a father and a mother. And a righteous mother makes all the difference in the world.
A righteous woman builds up and improves on what is there. Her only goal is to help her family be better and to make sure each member of her family succeeds. She is willing to forgo almost any comfort if it means the well being of her children or husband. Her desire is to create an eternal family that will be sealed together for time and all eternity and will work towards that goal with a tenacity that would impress and put most men to shame. We should all follow the example of a righteous woman and build up our house rather than pluck it down with our own hands. Until tomorrow.