Modern-day examples of the Titus 2 women are difficult to come by these days, but I am grateful there are women who are leading and loving in the home. Women who are chasing after God’s heart.
God provided mentors for me along the way as a young wife and mother.
Have you considered the example you are setting for the younger women who are watching you?
There is a great need for women to mentor women in today’s church. Women who are steadfast, strong in their faith, and not afraid to speak the truth in love.
I mentor young women and I have found that the heart to receive Godly instruction is sometimes a challenge. Maybe that’s why many of us older women have chosen to not mentor.
But older women, the younger women need us!
It is disobedient to turn a blind eye to what God’s Word compels us to do and we not take the hand of a younger woman and journey the path with her.
Leading and loving in the home as a woman is a challenge that many of us face. There were times that I felt alone, frustrated, and full of doubt about my ability to be a Godly mother and wife.
Thank God for those women who took the time to pour into my life.
How Do You Become a Titus 2 Woman?
A Titus 2 Woman in the Bible is described as:
- Training young women to love their husbands & children
- Living Wisely
- Doing good & being submissive
Or in layman’s terms….Have self-control, not just a busy body at home, but exercising a woman who uses discernment, operates in love and self-disciplined.
“3 Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that honors God. They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers.[a] Instead, they should teach others what is good. 4 These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, 5 to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes,[b] to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.”
Titus 2: 3-5(NLT)
The Lord brought me just what I needed in a Titus 2 mentor each time we moved. As a military spouse, there were times during our relocations that I would be without one in my life.
Sometimes the Lord made me wait, but in that waiting period, it taught me to rely on Him and not put someone else on a pedestal.
There are 3 things we need to do:
- Teach the Younger Women
What are we to teach the younger women? She teaches them to be sober-minded and not full of alcohol. She is earnestly teaching them how to have affectionate love for her husband and children. Interesting that the word “train” is used in verse 4. It is a reminder that it does not come naturally(everyone is unlovable at some times ~ we are included!) This can be easily forgotten from time to time, but it’s a gentle reminder. Love your husband and your husband is to love you as Christ loves the church. (Ephesians 5:25)
- Live Wisely
We need to show what it looks like to live a life that is self-disciplined. We need to be leaders that lead with love and teach purity of marriage and relationship. The outlook determines the outcome, and if a person is not thinking and living wisely, they are not acting properly. A woman needs a correct and disciplined outlook on her ministry in the home.
- Do Good
Good can be translated as “kind” in this verse (5). She doesn’t rule her home with an iron hand, but operates and leads with love and operates with the law of kindness (Proverbs 31:26). The husband is the head of the home, so the wife must be obedient. But where there is love (Titus 2:4) there is little problem with obedience and submission to the husband.
And ultimately, the desire should be to bring glory to God. And with this mindset, there is no difficulty that can not be overcome.
In order to become a Titus 2 woman, you must take time to read your Bible, understand it, and serve others with a heart of love and humility.
Do you need a mentor?
I am available and would be honored to serve as a Titus 2 woman in your life.
LaVonda is a speaker, author, and Life Coach specializing in women empowerment with a Christian-based approach, helping women find complete freedom as she teaches them to embrace their identity in Christ and build their faith. She lives with her pastor-husband and 3 children in Stuttgart, Germany. Connect with her at www.lavondamccullough.com.
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