The wise woman builds her house,
But the foolish pulls it down with her hands. Pro 14:1
This Scripture teaches us the power that a woman has within her household –because it is not the physical dwelling that she is building; it is her family, the members of her household. God gave her this power, because He gave the husband the outward power over his family. To the woman, however, He gave the inward power.
By that I mean, she has the ability to produce in her family the outcome of blessing and of the peace, harmony, and love that she desires. She exercises that power by building her house(hold). The Hebrew word for “builds” is the same as the Greek word translated “edify” in the New Testament. So the wise woman builds her house, when she edifies her family in the biblical way.
Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. Rom 14:19
Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification. Rom 15:2
Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. Eph 4:29
Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing. 1 The 5:11
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Phi 2:1-4
Notice nothing is said about the type of people who are in her household. I think anyone but a psychopath will benefit or become a better person (would be built up) from being edified by the woman of the house. It doesn’t matter what the flaws are in the members of a household. Everyone is good at something which can be focused on as a point of appreciation and gratitude by the woman of the house. So a woman who builds, or edifies, her household, is wise, but the woman who tears down her household, is foolish.