"A Christian woman does not put her hope in her husband, or in getting a husband. She does not put her hope in her looks or her intelligence or her creativity.
She puts her hope in the promises of God. She is described in Proverbs 31:25: 'Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.' She laughs at everything the future could bring because she hopes in God.
She looks away from the troubles and miseries and obstacles of life that seem to make the future bleak, and she focuses her attention on the sovereign power and love of God who rules in heaven and does on earth whatever He pleases (Ps. 115:3).
She knows her Bible, and she knows her theology of the sovereignty of God, and she knows His promise that He will be with her and will help her and strengthen her no matter what. This is the deep, unshakable root of Christian womanhood."--John Piper, This Momentary Marriage (Wheaton: Crossway, 2009), 97. (italics added)
Originally quoted here at Tolle Lege, a blog worth following.