Hello, friends. I hope you have had a lovely weekend with your family. Life is good when we spend it with those we love, isn’t it?
I would like to talk for a minute about Titus 2 teachers, and why we should be careful of who we listen to when we seek advice about being a godly wife and mother. Probably about ten years ago or so, I had a blog where I shared that type of encouragement. At the time, I considered myself a “Titus 2 Teacher.” What a fool I was.
While I still try my best to share encouragement online, I now fully realize that I am completely not a Titus 2 Teacher. I simply do not have the experience.
At this stage in my life, my full time ministry is my family. This is the Lord’s will for me. If you are a married woman, this is the Lord’s will for you, too.
She that is married careth for the things of this world, how she may please her husband.
1 Corinthians 7:34
This verse suggests that those of us who are married should concentrate on our husbands. God commands the older women to teach, and the younger women to learn. Even at 41 years of age, I can still learn how to keep a tidier home and make more nutritious meals. I can learn better methods to home school my children, and how to be a better wife and mother. There are so many things that I can learn to care for my family better!
This is where we should focus our time. It doesn’t matter how many followers we have online, or if we have built a “ministry” around Titus 2. If we are young, our ministry should be our families.
On the other hand, the godly women who are “aged” are now commanded to 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, so the word of God be not blasphemed.” (Titus 2:3-5)
The Titus 2 teachers have already ran the race, and they have done it well. They no longer have children in their home, and have the God ordained time to teach others. These are the women we should look to when seeking godly encouragement.
While many of us may be drawn to our peers when seeking advice, it is much better to look to those who are older.
Please take the things I write on my blog as simple encouragement. Take it or leave it. I like to share my story on this blog, but I am not qualified to teach other women. I’m simply not.
I am still in the thick of motherhood.
And friends, when looking for doctrinal teaching, I hope you will turn to men and not women.
I do hope you are always encouraged here to spend time with the Lord and with your families. To remember that the simple things in life are the best things.
The Lord is so good to have given many blessings to us!
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4 thoughts on “Be Careful of Titus 2 Teachers”
This is interesting food for thought. It’s funny—we think of young people depending on the opinions of their peers, yet we as adults are not immune. Especially considering how we look to other bloggers, Pinterest, and social media. But you are right that we should be learning from the older ladies who have seen way more than we have.
At the same time, we can all share what we have learned from our experiences. It’s just that the older women have had a lot more years to learn. I think it’s fine to share even when we (or should I say you!) are younger, as long as we are still open to learn from life. Time is a great teacher.
Ridge Haven Homestead
I completely agree, Laurie! I love sharing on my blog, but I also realize that I do not have the experience to be a Titus 2 teacher yet, in a Biblical sense. Yet I love to offer encouragement!
I love this reminder, because I have been thinking alot lately about how young women these days tend to want to learn from their peers – I know I have fallen into that! I need to intentionally seek out wisdom from women who have done the work of raising children up to be adults in the fear of the Lord!
Thank you so much for stopping by today, Callie. I definitely fall into that sometimes, too!