26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."
30 "Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised".
31 "Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate".
Here is a summary of a healthily submitted woman. We know she isn't codependent because of the initiative she shows. She also has high moral character and compassion. And her reward? We see her family, including her husband, thinking very highly of her. Since her husband is on the city council (we know this since he "sits at the gate with the other elders" of the city) his estimate of her crries even more weight . And her other reward is she is spoken well of "at the city gates." In other words, the leaders of the city even remark about her in a positive way.
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