Mary in “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a perfect example of a godly, submissive wife. When she and George first became attracted to each other, although she liked him when they were children, she never pursued him. She was kind, feminine, and sweet to him. He finally realized that he did love her and want to marry her, but it took some time as he set aside his lofty dreams for a wife and children instead.
Once they were married and off to a wonderfully planned honeymoon, the stock market crashed and her newly wed husband had to get out of the car immediately and take care of business at his bank. She was right at his side helping him. Later on, she snuck off to this old, run-down house and made a nice honeymoon suite for the two of them.
They bought that old, falling apart home and she never complained. She made it a place of peace, order, and comfort for George and the children. One time when he came home angry and took it out on the family, she comforted her children and never said anything bad about their father. She only built him up. She was a peacemaker, not a quarrelsome and contentious wife. She pours love and grace upon him instead, as we should do with our husbands.
Later on when George found out he was going to go broke and lose everything, he became depressed and suicidal. While he was gone seeing what life in his town would be like without him, Mary went around to all of her neighbors and friends and when George returned, the entire town had shown up to help George out by pouring money and love upon him. She was truly a godly help meet to him who only did him good. They sure don’t make movies like this anymore.
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.