…to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
Titus 2:5, NIV
In what almost seems like passing the buck, God once told Paul to tell Titus to tell the older women to tell the younger women to love their husbands and children. Paul then expanded his lesson by encouraging these young ladies to be disciplined and holy, diligent about the house, kind to other people, and respectful to their husbands.
They were to foster a nurturing environment where families flourished and houses became homes. Today such a portrait of domestic life is often viewed as a regressive, old-fashioned throwback to the nineteen-fifties. But if one takes an honest look at the homes and families all around us, one is forced to conclude that godly homemakers are in great demand but in short supply.