What does it mean to be a Titus 2 woman?
- Her life is characterized by love which comes from the intimate relationship she has with the Lord.
- She's not dependent on her husband and/or children to fill her needs.
- When her family does something wonderful, she loves it but isn't dependent on how they respond to feel significant or to be validated.
- She realizes that she won't always have that "in love" feeling all the time with her husband but knows that love is a choice.
- She shows respect to her husband and looks for ways she can verbally tell him so.
- She has a daily quiet time for prayer and reading the Bible and...listening.
- She enjoys sharing lessons she's learned with the younger women but also learns from them.
- She's a life long learner.
What is the world's response?
I think many do not understand and think that we are narrow in our beliefs. Some think that we are being subservient to men and do not understand the strengths of men and women in a godly relationship. There are always Christians who pervert and take Scripture out of context for their own benefit. I think this is wrong and gives the wrong impression to the world.
What are the challenges as we pursue the mission of becoming a Titus 2 woman?
We need to put Romans 12:1-2 into practice. We offer ourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God because of what Jesus did for us. And then we don't conform to the world's standards and patterns. Instead, we study His Word and allow Him to transform us...from the inside out.
We yield our lives to Him so that He can do a work in us and through us to impact others. When we do this, His love overflows from us and others will notice the difference. And God gets the glory.