“A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones” (Proverbs 12:4).
Noble: 2.a. Having or showing qualities of high moral character, such as courage, generosity, or honor: a noble spirit. b. Proceeding from or indicative of such a character; showing magnanimity: “What poor an instrument/May do a noble deed!” (Shakespeare). (American Heritage Dictionary).
A godly woman is a blessing to her husband in every way by virtue of her character. She is not a burden or a curse, not lived with regrettably by her husband, but a welcome “rib,” someone who is a helper as well as a companion for life. May all married women of God strive to be this godly wife of noble character.