Being a Catholic forum, I thought this might be the ideal place to ask the ladies what kinds of practical inspiration they’ve gotten from the Virgin Mary that helps them be a good wife.
I’ll start off with something I’m beginning to treasure: After the shepherds leave in the birth narrative, Luke 2:19 says “But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” I think Mary was very amazed at how God’s promise was working out in detail. She was learning so much so fast, but rather than running around blurting out or preaching about what she was learning, she turned it over and over - humbly - in her heart, praising God quietly and vowing to practice what God was teaching her. I use this some times when my husband is explaining something to me that he wishes I knew (basically when he’s telling me that I did something wrong!), and I’m tempted to say “Oh, I get it! You mean this and this…” and wax all eloquent about what it all means. I’m learning to treasure those things and ponder them in my own heart.