Following on from Galatians 5, where it talks of wives submitting to their husbands, as the church submits to Christ, while husbands are to Love their wives as Christ loves the church, this proverb is of great interest to me.
For those of you who flinched when you saw the word 'submit' above, I urge you to think again. God has given us a plan for marriage that we Christians should follow and yet seem woefully ignorant of.
Wives, can you imagine being loved by your husband as Christ loves the church? How amazing would that be? and how much of a challenge is it for us husbands?! but I believe that it more like the version of marriage we should be aiming for.
Submitting to Christ leads to freedom, and I think so should submitting to your husband. We are, after all, always saying that God's kingdom is upside-down.
If you are still sceptical, and I may not have explained my thoughts fully enough, this proverb tells us what a wife can do, including providing for family, making independent decisions and business transactions!