Welcome back to Discovering the Titus 2 woman.
We are talking about the Titus 2 woman this month as part of Write 31 Days Blogging Challenge. Each day I’ll talk a little bit about what I believe the Titus 2 woman to be.
We are at the tail end of this specific scripture where we learn…
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. (KJV)
I think that this is usually the favorite part of this scripture. To be Keepers at Home. I know we skip over all the rest. Being chaste and discreet. Being good. And for goodness sake being obedient to their own husbands? Eeeeek!
Maybe you’ll like the English Standard Version better…
To Be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
You still might balk at the “submissive to their own husbands” portion.
How does a Titus 2 woman be submissive without being a doormat?
Several weeks ago our pastor spoke on 1 Peter. He devoted one Sunday to the wives and one Sunday to the husbands.
Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 1 Peter 3:1-2 (ESV)
Don’t worry our pastor spoke on this very well. It wasn’t about sit down and submit to your husband, but about husband and wife working together to fulfill God’s word.
It was about the fact that some husbands (and yes wives) do not obey God’s Word but that by your faithful adherence to it you may win your husband to a faithful life.
I admit to being extremely blessed with my husband. When I’m hotheaded and ready to give and eye for an eye he chooses a better way. He has much more success with his calm and cool ways. He doesn’t dictate and attempt to rule our household but shares and gives 150% (or even more). He seeks my advice and input on everything that affects the family. And just gush gush. If you could meet you would know.
So when, in my Titus 2 role, a young woman asks for advice concerning an unbelieving husband, or a believing husband who is doing some unbelieving things. My advice is to pray.
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. ~ Mark 11:24
Is it as simple as that? I believe so. Take God at his Word. He only requires the faith of a mustard seed. Don’t expect change overnight, but also don’t be surprised if you get it.
Now about the Keeper of the Home?
Do you find being a keeper of the home a challenge? It can be depending upon your season of life. A lack of information on effective homemaking can be yours when you know where to look. If you lack a Titus 2 mentor in your life I want to talk to you about My Homemaking Mentor
My Homemaking Mentor is opening it’s doors from now until November 7th, 2017.
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My daughter loves it too!
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