(Proverbs 12:4 KJV) A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
In Genesis the wife is created to be a helper, here she can be elevated to a “crown” (5850). This is a good example of searching all of scripture before you make a theological point. Helper and crown give two different pictures. Neither one is complete. Both are in the Word.
I have heard a lot of opinions in what it meant in Genesis to be a helper. I have not studied it recently but I suspect that a lot of what you read in culturally conditioned and politically correct. I have never heard it linked to this verse. With this we begin to get a better balance.
The word for “crown” (5850) is also translated “wreath.” I don’t know if the Roman and Greek concept was consistent with the Hebrew understanding but for a Roman the wreath was a simple arrangement of greenery that signified a tremendous honor. It was only given to people who had demonstrated extreme excellence.
A godly wife is an award from God. I think it is safe to say the same about a godly husband.
So? If you are married be thankful for the gift God has given you. Strive to live like you are a gift yourself. If you are not married, don’t settle for second best.