Apologetics · Encouragement for Moms

What Does Biblical Womanhood Look Like?

Happy Friday everyone!  The weekend is upon us, and my family couldn’t be happier.  We are planning on visiting a pumpkin patch and going on a hay ride.  Yay for fall!

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Today I would love to share a message by Voddie Baucham about Womanhood.  It is found in youtube, but it is audio, not video.  If you have the spare time, I would highly recommend this message.  I normally listen to these messages early in the morning, during my baby’s nap time or in the car.

At the beginning, Voddie speaks briefly about Sunday School and Youth Groups.  He has some amazing points.  The rest of the message is spot on.  He concludes by comparing the roles of Condoleezza Rice and President Bush to wives and husbands.  Why are women who work for their employers applauded, while women who do the same for the husbands are sometimes ridiculed?

The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;  That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,  To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Titus 2:3-5

I still have so much to learn when it comes to biblical womanhood.  Dr. Baucham touches on the fact from Genesis, that it is not in our nature to be obedient to our husbands.  We ladies want to take the lead, and would rather the men be obedient to us!

Then he said to the woman, “I will sharpen the pain of your pregnancy, and in pain you will give birth. And you will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you.”

Genesis 3:16 (NLT)

Though our desire is to control our husbands, in Titus 2 we are clearly commanded to be obedient to them.  This is a daily struggle for me, which by God’s grace I’m slowly overcoming.

Does anyone have good Titus 2 advice to give?  Please feel free to share!

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5 thoughts on “What Does Biblical Womanhood Look Like?

  1. My Bible says that “your desire shall be for (toward) your husband, and he shall rule over you.” NKJV
    Not that my translation is superior, but it gives a different perspective on the idea.
    Great post and message. I really enjoy reading your blog!
    Sarah from VA

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    1. Yes, that’s what my Bible says too. 🙂 I use the NKJV. I felt like the NLT in this instance better said what the verse’s true meaning was. This is part of the curse, (pain during childbirth, and wanting to control our husbands while they actually rule over us.) The “desire” in the NKJV isn’t speaking of sexual desire, but of a desire to control if you read that section in context with the remainder of the sentence (and he shall rule over you.) Blessings to you!

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  2. when in doubt regarding the true meaning of a passage, either read the original text and ask your pastor husband to enlighten you, like I do, or if your husband is not I’m that field lolol I would look at the next best thing. …. the king James. the closest to the original. 😀

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