Chapter three of the first epistle of Peter begins with conjugal duties, teaching that the man should be a good husband and the woman a good wife, but in this article we are going to focus mainly on the woman.
Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
1 Peter 3:1 (KJV)
We can see the recommendation that Peter makes to women to be subject to their husbands, to behave well in such a way that husbands who are not believers can see the example of these women and come to the feet of Christ without even preach to them, just by seeing the example of these women of God.
What a privilege it would be for our conduct to speak for us! Can you imagine people giving their lives to Jesus for your good behavior? It would be a great joy to hear someone say “I gave my life to God because the behavior of brother so and so is a role model.”
Women, remember these words:
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs 15:1 (KJV)
In marital conflicts, when one of the two raises his voice and the other tends to do the same, the argument becomes heated and ends badly. Instead, when one partner pauses and waits for the other to calm down and tries to work things out nicely, the conflict is resolved in a peaceful and convenient way. That is why Pedro emphasizes good behavior, so that everything goes well within the marriage.
Women, is the same God through His word who is giving you this teaching, also to you men, so that peace and love continue to reign in your lives and in your families.