The Lord Counsels Emma Smith to Be a Comfort to Her Husband
Doctrine and Covenants 25:5
5 And the office of thy calling shall be for a comfort unto my servant, Joseph Smith, Jun., thy husband, in his afflictions, with consoling words, in the spirit of meekness.
The Prophet Joseph Smith said:
“[Wives should treat their husbands] with mildness and affection. When a man is borne down with trouble, when he is perplexed with care and difficulty, if he can meet a smile instead of an argument or a murmur—if he can meet with mildness, it will calm down his soul and soothe his feelings.”
(History of the Church, 4:606–7.)