Titus 2 Advice: A Woman’s Job at Home
What is a woman’s job at home?
Based on Titus 2:5 and as an older woman, my ministry is teaching women and ‘training keepers at home’ how to live out their roles according to Scripture.
A woman job at home includes building up your home, being a keeper at home, speaking life into the home, and loving your husband.
BUILD UP YOUR HOME
In Proverbs 14:1, women are reminded to build up their homes, instead of tearing them down.
“The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
Your actions, perceptions, and how you carry out your duties as mother and wife have an impact on your home. Either a positive impact that will result in building up your home. Or a negative impact that will result in tearing down your home.
Building your home requires hard work, dedication, and prayer. It takes remembering that a home is more than brick and mortar, or a beautiful exterior. Instead, the home is those hearts that live in it. The hearts that breathe, talk, love, and laugh.
The heart of the home shall remain precious to the wise woman who seeks to refresh, replenish, and revitalize those hearts.
The wise woman desires to see her family flourish under the protection of the Lord, guidance of the father, and the prayers and work of the homemaker.
Three Ways to Build Up Your Home
*Seek God with all of your heart. Chase Him. Keep Him close. Constantly be pursuing Him.
*Serve others in love
*Maintaining a joyful heart
Are you a builder or a demolisher? The link below has a more detailed description of our responsibilities as a ‘home builder’.
BEING A KEEPER AT HOME
She understands that it is her calling to be a ‘keeper at home’ (Titus 2:5) and that homemaking is a ministry.
The woman who builds up her home has made her home her place of work.
It is here in the home that she carries out the duties and responsibilities of a homemaker, wife, and mother.
In the managing of her home and with her hands she cooks, cleans, mends, organizes, declutters, helps her children, teaches her children, and works alongside her husband.
This is done with tender loving care because she loves her Lord and knows the importance of her work, the effect on generations to come, and her place in the Kingdom.
LOVING HER HUSBAND
She submits to her husband because she understands that through her quiet conduct she can win her husband over to the Lord (if he is an unbeliever). 1 Peter 3:1-6
The woman who submits to her husband is living out her calling as a wife by choosing to honor her husband in actions, thoughts, and words. (Ephesians 5:22-33)
Titus 2:4-5 says, “ “And so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.”
SPEAKING LIFE INTO HER HOME
Making the home a sanctuary for her family is very important to her.
The home is welcoming them from the world and provides a shelter, a safe haven offering a respite from burdens.
It is quiet when it needs to be kept quiet.
It is productive when it needs to be productive.
It is encouraging when it needs to be encouraging.
There is love, compassion, happiness, acceptance, understanding, discipline, self-control, and patience in the home.
There is a healthy fear of the Lord taught to her children, respect given to her husband, and her priorities are in order (God, husband, children).
The home is free from the harsh criticism that is often faced in this world.
Her children know she is there to greet them with a cheery hug, warm embrace, and a comforting lap to snuggle on.
Her door is always open for her children to talk, express their concerns or fears, or ask for prayer.
Her husband knows she is on his side no matter what.
“Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.” (Proverbs 31:11)
The God-fearing wife is fearless because her strength is in the Lord.
She has put on the ‘armor of God’ (Eph. 6:11) in order to stand firm against Satan.
She prays for family and trusts that His will for her is to be a keeper at home, a helpmeet to her husband, and trainer and teachder to her children.
Ladies, be encouraged as your work is not done in vain. Work not to please man or woman, but “whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men…” (Col 3:23)