Be clean, modest, orderly, and dutiful.
"In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel." 1
Timothy 2:9. "She . . . works with willing hands." "She rises while it
is yet night and provides food for her household." "She looks well to
the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness."
Proverbs 31:13, 15, 27, RSV. "Be ye clean." Isaiah 52:11. "Let all
things be done decently and in order." 1 Corinthians 14:40. "If any
provide not . . . for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith,
and is worse than an infidel." 1 Timothy 5:8. "Be not slothful." Hebrews
Laziness, disorder, dirt, and slovenliness are the
devil's weapons to destroy your respect and affection for one another,
and thus ruin your marriage. Neat, modest attire and clean, well-groomed
bodies are essential for both husband and wife. The meals should be
wholesome, attractive, and served on time. The home should be clean and
orderly, because this brings peace, calmness, and satisfaction to all. A
lazy, shiftless husband who does not provide for his household is a
curse to his family and an insult to God. Carelessness in some of these
seemingly small matters is destroying homes by the thousands.