Keepers of the Home - Biblical Womanhood

1/4/22

What does it mean to be a keeper of the home and how do we best share those attributes with those coming behind us? Is it still important or even relevant in the climate of our world today with the global headlines changing so rapidly? Is a neat and tidy home that welcomes others with warmth and hospitality something to be aspired to or should our focus be more outward to the needs and threats of the world? Is a well stocked pantry and the ability to bake bread as important as knowing the latest headlines and where they might place us on the kingdom calendar? Can the two views/needs coexist?



These questions have been weighing on my heart more and more heavily in the last couple of years along with my responsibility as an "older woman" to teach the younger women biblical womanhood.


"the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— 4that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed." Titus 2:3-5



In my youth there were plenty of mature Christian women accessible through women's ministries in the local churches and these skills and instruction were more readily available.

It seems in recent times that women's bible studies and women's ministry in general have fallen out of fashion pushed to the wayside along with potluck suppers and church wide rummage sales.  The lure of the mega church and online services has removed the natural connection between older and younger women and social media "influencers" have mostly stepped in to fill the void.  I am not opposed to well versed peers teaching biblical womanhood and I applaud those who do it well but interpreting scripture is made so much more valuable when it has been walked out by a woman a season or two ahead of you.



I have heard the cry from younger women for Titus 2 women in their lives. I have desired to walk along side them teaching and encouraging. The question has always been how?


After praying about it I have felt the tug to share here on my blog and YouTube channel what I have learned and am continuing to learn about bible based womanhood.  What does the Word of God say a woman's role in her home is? 


2022 is the year I am taking on this vital mission field and my hope and prayer is that you dear older woman, will be encouraged to do the same. What are some things you would love to teach younger women about biblical womanhood?  Please share in the comments.


xo, Patty


Here's the link to my corresponding YouTube video.


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