Titus 2 Woman

Posted by Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage


In Titus 2 verse 5 it tells us that women need to be keepers of our home. As a christian wife who works outside the home I have a hard time finding the energy as I get older to be the kind of women that Paul is talking about here in Titus.Being a domestic wife is something that I have always enjoyed, our home was always clean and I cooked every night, and even found the energy to work in my garden. I pray that the older I get I find the energy to continue to be this kind of wife for my husband. As we get older we need to monitor our diets more than when we were younger, I feel that my husband deserves the kind of wife that makes sure he gets all of his food groups that he needs to stay healthy, I feel that he deserves to have a clean home without him having to clean it. My prayer is that I can keep myself healthy so I can be a better keeper of our home, so that I can glorify God as a christian woman, wife, mother, and grandmother.
If you need prayers as I do in this matter please let me know as I will pray for you. Please visit here for my Spiritual Sundays,I'm sure you will find something that touches your heart.
My prayers go out to Debbie and her family may God be with you.


I just wanted to add something. The reason why this is heavy on my heart is because my husband does more work around the house than I do. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband who enjoys helping me. I would just like to be able to handle more of it than he does.



God Bless,
Ginger

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26 comments

I know you work hard outside and inside your home. It isn't easy to balance everything especially when the wife works outside the home as you do. I think your husband, like mine, is happy to help you at home. When the wife spends as much time working outside the home as the husband does, I really don't think it is fair for the wife to do all the work at home and I don't think most husbands expect it.
Have a great Spiritual Sunday.
Hugs & blessings,
Charlotte

October 25, 2009 at 12:58 AM

"I feel that he deserves to have a clean home without him having to clean it".

Well I think that YOU deserve to have a clean home and I think that he can help - nothing wrong with helping each other!!!!!

Maria Berg, Sweden

October 25, 2009 at 2:31 AM

Bless you dear one.

October 25, 2009 at 7:08 AM

It is a joy to grow old together serving the Lord and each other.
Susan

October 25, 2009 at 8:08 AM

When I was younger (and without arthitus) it was much easier to do all the cleaning myself, but my husband has ALWAYS helped out. With 4 kids my job was huge and never ending. I don't think I could have made it without him. And now with my knees it is hard to do many different items that need to be done and he does help out willing whenever he can. It is one of the ways he shows his love for me in such an open and "hands on" way. I know what you were saying about women being the "keepers" of the home. I have always taken that to mean we are the "hearts" of the home. It is my job to keep us all connected and together. I orgaanize all of our times together and make sure things are done and everyone has what they need etc. I may not keep as clean of a home as I did when I was younger, or I may enlist the help of my husband and my children, but I think they all feel good about giving back. And they know when they walk through that door that I am waiting there for them, happy to see them, a refuge from the harsh world. I do agree with you that we women need to have our priorities straight. It is a difficult job for any woman, but especially so for the woman who works hard outside of the home as well. It sounds like you do a very good job of this. Blessings to you, Debbie

October 25, 2009 at 10:14 AM

This is a good post. I struggle with the same things. I would love to be a stay at home mom, but I also am honoring my hubby because he asked me to work part-time to help with the grocery bill and to obtain health insurance. I work three days a week, which is a happy medium. I feel like this allows me to stay on top of the house, cook, bake, shop, and stay on top of my relationships, but I feel like I barely keep on top of these things and I don't have time to really dig into a project and I am tired a lot. I took a week of vacation to get projects done, closets cleaned, etc. and I was sick! So not fair! I plugged away anyway and probably accomplished 20% of my goals. God knows what he's doing in my life and I trust Him and I will keep plugging! I pray for more energy too. I'll pray for you too!

Have a happy weekend!
Hugs, Sharon
P.S. I'm glad we reconnected! I am going to follow your blog now!

October 25, 2009 at 10:43 AM

Lovely post, so true.
cindy

October 25, 2009 at 11:35 AM

What a beautiful illustration of your love, Ginger! Your hubby sounds like a very lucky soul.
I think shared tasks can be really rewarding - it frees time and energy for shared recreation. Please don't sacrifice your own health ... we care about you!

Best,
Myra

October 25, 2009 at 11:57 AM

My hubby and I are so thankful to the Lord that I'm able to work part time. I love keeping our home clean, making something for his lunch and my son's and everything else. It's all about compromise and appreciating each other's help. He loves to clean, too and cook if I'm working. At the same time, hopefully, we're setting a good example to our child. Thank you for sharing yours. God bless you sister Ginger and may God give us the energy that we need to fulfill these things on our plate.

October 25, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Great post Ginger. You are so blessed to have a wonderful husband and a real helpmate.

Have a wonderful week.

October 25, 2009 at 1:39 PM

Hi Ginger,
I was so touched by this post, as It is my desire and prayer too. I haven't worked in the public mainstream, but since we are self employed (farmers) I have worked with my dh and did bookkeeping as well, and like you when i was younger had so much energy but now it seems to have run away from me.i find myself looking for it everyday. LOL I often tell people that I have this young spirit in this older body.
And like you i have been so blessed with a husband that has been so helpful to me.
Thank you for sharing, and please help me pray about this as I will be praying for you .
Blessings,
Sue

p.s. Every Sunday I am more blessed that ever because of the wonderful post on SS, thank you again for hosting.

October 25, 2009 at 1:52 PM

Hi Ginger,
It sounds to me like your husband has himself 'an excellent wife.' My hubby helps me around the house too. Before I became ill with Muscular Dystrophy, I did everything. Now Hubby helps me with almost everything and I am blessed to have him! We make a good team, he and I. Thank you for sharing and I'm pretty sure your husband knows how blessed he is too! Have a beautiful Sunday.

Blessings,
Sandi

October 25, 2009 at 2:07 PM

Since I agree with what Charlotte said I will let her words speak for us both.

October 25, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Ginger, There are wonderful inventions called, "maids."

October 25, 2009 at 4:18 PM

With God first in our life, balance is much easier...life flows as it should :)

Not that there aren't days or moments of unbalance, but He gently reminds us of what is important to Him, to us and to our families.

I enjoy having help in the home but it doesn't come often ;)

October 25, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Oh Ginger your peaking into my world. LOL well not the part about the husband doing more work! But the part of feeling the need to be that kind of woman and the feeling of getting older. I try too to do really nutrious meals for my husband it's his desire to have meat and potato's only every night. You spoke to me today with this. What I need to pray for is his taste to change! And that God will give him a desire to eat better.
Thanks for sharing this.
Have a Blessed Week,
Sherry

October 25, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Oh my...I do need a prayer too about this...we both do housework but I've been out of energy lately and he helps me when time is short.

He helps because he can and he wants to... but there is nothing wrong with wanting to show your love for him and taking on more.

Thanks for sharing this with us!

October 25, 2009 at 7:12 PM

For years I did all the work at home, with our 7 children etc. while my husband ministered to his congregations...then I became too ill to do anything...and he had to add alot of the work to his load...now we are both sick and we both work together to do what we can to keep our home a place of peace, healing, and blessings....

October 25, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Ginger, each of you uses the talents that God gave you in a way that is meant to be. God wants us to use our talents and you both are. Never doubt it.

God bless.

October 25, 2009 at 9:33 PM

Hi Ginger!!!
Ooh I love your blog it is so beautiful !!! Thanks for blessing me with your visit, and with this wonderful post, you are such an encourager to me!!!

Hugz Lorie

October 25, 2009 at 11:29 PM

You and your husband are blessed to have each other.

Have a blessed week in the Lord!

October 26, 2009 at 5:45 AM

Such a good post Ginger~ Now a days there needs to be a balance to keep a home healthy, happy, & clean too!

Your posts always give me something to think about.

Hugs to you! Stay healthy.

October 26, 2009 at 6:50 AM

P.S. I LOVE your Autum saying on your blog heading...Just yesterday I was admiring all the fallen oak leaves in our yard--and how beautiful they all were. Almost like a field of flowers...


Hugs again

October 26, 2009 at 6:52 AM
Anonymous  

The Titus was written long before it was "expected" of a woman to "work" outside the Home. Times have changed and because women are working all day long as well as the men it is now to be that married couples are "Help Mates" and help each other to do the household chores. No where in the Bible does it state that "Cleanliness is next to Godliness" For health reasons we maintain the cleaning. If a man were on his own he would have to maintain his home so either way the helpmate would go into play.
In the Bible it states we are to be "Marys" that is pleasing to the Lord. It does not state we are to be "Marthas"!!!!!!

October 26, 2009 at 11:09 AM

You are so blessed to have a husband who helps you. Mine does too! PTL! So many of the young women who work outside the home don't have anyone to help them, I don't know how they make it!

Katherine

October 26, 2009 at 9:17 PM

When I was a young woman, I kept a spotless home. Were we happier? I can't say that we were. Better to have a happy home than a spotless one I say.


Blessings,
Jean

October 26, 2009 at 11:49 PM

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