The Multifaceted Wife

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What the heck is ta multifaceted wife? Am I her? Is this a good or bad thing? These were questions I had when I was asked to minister this message.

Since I had no clue what Multifaceted truly meant (I only heard it a 20 thousand times in my adult life), I decided to it look up. Trust, I am not that super smart. I chose to begin with the root word: FACET.

The 1st Webster definition of facet is: a small, flat surface on a jewel. That’s just one side.

WOW! I love this definition! So if we are multifaceted, then we make up all the sides of a jewel. This then technically makes us jewels. Right?

Zechariah 9:16 (NLT) On that day the Lord their God will rescue his people, just as a shepherd rescues his sheep. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.

Girl, did you see that?? Jewels in a crown. That’s in the BIBLE!

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Jewels are unbreakable and always shining. Beautiful! To be cherished. Priceless! One of a kind. Irreplaceable! Needs insurance and added to your homeowner’s policy. Wow! We are some pretty important ladies.  I know when I got my 15 year anniversary ring with that elusive “big rock”, I just knew I was something special girlfriend.

So, how does this correlate to being a wife. Well, in my book, Being a Wife Just Got Real, I share the many roles we play as wives. Nurse, secretary, travel agent, chef, laundress, mistress, counselor and the l

Queen Esther Photo credit: © Copyright 2006 Elizabeth Fletcher
Queen Esther w/crown
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© Copyright 2006
Elizabeth Fletcherell

ist goes on and on. Those descriptions show just how multifaceted we are. I’m sure many of you can testify that you are your husband’s jewel. Priceless in his eyes even if he doesn’t express it (I got, “you know you are so why do I have to say it?”).

So as you go along this day, keep your head up if your marriage is a hot mess right now. There is hope on the other side! Trust me, I was there. When I focused on my multifaceted and often complex role as a wife, my marriage changed. If God did it for me, He will most certainly do it for you sis!

Romans 8:28 Amplified Bible (AMP) And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.

What roles do you fill for your husband? If not married, how can you prepare to fill the multiple roles of a wife?

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26 thoughts on “The Multifaceted Wife

  1. Okay, I NEVER knew that definition of facet but I love it. It’s about to become my new word. Right now, I’m working on being my best self since it’s just me and these dating streets. However, I am so glad things turned around for you, sis. Be blessed.

  2. Love this! It is so true that we as wives have so many roles in our marriage and even with parenting. But you know, to say that we are JEWELS? Now that changes things for me. That tells me I have great value and I am precious and valuable to my husband and children. Thank you for this encouragement!!

  3. I am definitely a multifaceted woman with many roles in my life. Yes, we are truly precious jewels to God!

  4. I am most certainly a multifaceted wife!! LOL! This is why I also also teach girls to always wear their “crowns” and I call every woman I meet a queen. WE are worth MORE than rubies!!

  5. Multifacted for sure, I am the planner/organizer in the relationship. I make sure we are where we need to be when we need to be there. If a trip is happening it is because I planned it, he just has to show up.

  6. Great way to depict the word. Not a wife yet, but every day I am single I am working on being a better woman to prepare me to be a great wife one day. Praying for my future.

  7. Great post! I never thought about what we do as wives as being a facet…that is so powerful! I make up alot of areas for my husband and he does thr same. I loves this post!!

  8. This sentiment is so important. We should value ourselves because we are precious jewels. Our husband should value us as well because we worth more than rubies. It takes a lot of heat for jewels to form in the rock cycle process and in our own lives there are many situations that will shape our experiences. Thanks for sharing these thoughts because it was a great reminder for me to remember my worth.

  9. Thank you for the lesson because I, too didn’t know the meaning. Haha. I’m my husband’s secretary, his lover, his girl friend, friend, private chef…

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