One who, or that which, defends or shields from injury, evil, oppression, etc.
Source: A 1913 dictionary
Here’s a question for you!
What are your greatest fears about being a wife?
Do you think those fears are realistic? What do you need to do to deal with those fears?
I have a question for you.
Regardless of your ideas and ideals, what kind of wife do you think you would really be?
Right now. As you are.