Wife, How Do You Measure Up?

While doing some research for a little project that I am working on, I came across the following test of a good wife.  Note the publication date is 1939.  For many of us, our grandparents were children during that time.  I just wonder if their parents would have related to the content herein!  Some of these statements are laughable–the culture is very different now, after all.

But how would you rate yourself against this list?  A better question–how would your husband rate you?  Are you the best wife you can be or are there areas where you know you need improvement?  I know I certainly do!!!  I would encourage you to read the list, get a good chuckle out of the outrageous ones, and then prayerfully consider how you may be a better wife, and ultimately, a better Christian!!

WIFE’S CHART

George W. Crane, Ph.D., M.D.

(Copyright 1939)

 

In computing the score, check the various items under DEMERITS which fit the wife, and add the total. Each item counts one point unless specifically weighted as in the parentheses. Then check the items under MERITS which apply; now subtract the DEMERIT score from the MERIT score. The result is the wife’s raw score. Interpret it according to this table:           

            RAW SCORES                                             INTERPRETATION

                    0—24 ………………………………Very Poor (Failures)

                  25—41 ………………………………Poor

                  42—58 ………………………………Average

                  59—75 ………………………………Superior

                  76 and up ……………………………Very Superior

 

1. Slow in coming to bed—delays till husband is almost asleep. 1.  A good hostess—even to unexpected guests.
2.  Doesn’t like children.                            (5) 2.  Has meals on time.
3.  Fails to sew on buttons or darn socks regularly. 3.  Can carry on an interesting conversation.
4.  Wears soiled or ragged dresses and aprons around the house. 4.  Can play a musical instrument, as piano, violin, etc.
5.  Wears red nail polish. 5.  Dresses for breakfast.
6.  Often late for appointments.                 (5) 6.  Neat housekeeper—tidy and clean.
7.  Seams in hose often crooked. 7.  Personally puts children to bed.
8.  Goes to bed with curlers on her hair or much face cream. 8.  Never goes to bed angry, always makes up first.                                                  (5)
9.  Puts her cold feet on husband at night to warm them. 9.  Asks husband’s opinion regarding important decisions and purchases.
10.  Is a back seat driver. 10.  Good sense of humor—jolly and gay.
11.  Flirts with other men at parties or in restaurants.                                             (5) 11.  Religious—sends children to church or Sunday school and goes herself.            (10)

 

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