This really depends on your personal culture, beliefs, and ideals. For instance, some cultures look for a woman who is happy to stay home and clean the house. She must be prepared to raise the children, be a good cook, and take care of the household. Another culture might not value this type of woman at all. Some cultures look for a woman who is independent and self-sufficient. A woman who has her own career or stands up for herself might be far for valued than a woman who is meek and mild. There really isn't one set of values for a good wife. It depends entirely on what is right for you and your culture.