Where are the Titus 2 Women?

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First off, I know this is not a topic a lot of women in our day like to hear. I remember as a new believer that hot flames would rise inside of me when I heard certain topics of the bible; such as: Wives are to submit to their husbands (Eph. 5:22-24).  The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise neither does the husband….so do not deprive each other (1Cor. 7: 4-5). Inside I was saying, “What? I will submit to no man!” But inside my heart was really saying, “I will not submit to God and His Word.”
I firmly believe that God’s word is as true today as it was yesterday, and that all scripture is profitable for teaching, correcting, rebuking, and training us in all things that pertain to this life (2 Tim. 3:16). And I know the old excuses; God really didn’t say that or mean that. Moreover, I have heard those words before from a woman named Eve. She was deceived by satan and his crafty words, hum (Gen. 3:1-7).
 The family unit is being destroyed.
As I read about the Proverbs 31 woman, I didn’t see a woman who was less than anything or was a doormat. I saw a woman who stood strong in her faith. She was not afraid to walk along side her husband, which leads to her husband praising her. I see a woman who guarded her home and took care of her home. She brought up her children with wisdom and strength. They rose and called her blessed….
Wouldn’t we all love if this was a reflection of our own lives?
Ok, now what does Titus 2:3-5 have to say: “The older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanders, not given much wine, teachers of good things- that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.”
What is it telling us?
It says younger women are to be taught by older women. I would challenge older Christ following sisters to seek out and start encouraging our younger women, if you need to first get yourself right…do so. God is in the business of transforming people. There is a generation of women counting on you.
If you are a younger woman seeking an older woman to walk along side you, pray and ask God to reveal someone who is a woman of God. She is someone who has walked along side of her husband many years. She has brought or is bringing up her children, solely relying on God’s wisdom and strength. She has built up her home. She is reverent in behavior, and she is neither a slander nor a gossip busy body, but she teaches what is good. These ladies might be in your workplace, church, neighbor, or may even be your own mother (What a blessing that would be).
Don’t let the busyness of this day and age keep you from investing in your marriage, children, and other sisters.This is not about perfection or seeking perfection. It is about seeking God with your whole heart, soul and mind. Family Matters!

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