A while ago, I wrote an article about why married women should be a 1950s housewife. I was particularly interested in that time era because of how the two world wars changed things in America.
However, I did not mean to hold the 1950s as the standard by which we should measure ourselves as women. Not by any means!
I simply was using that time period and the housewives from then as a comparison and example. You can read my article to see why everyone was upset An Old-Fashioned Housewife In Real Life and then come back here to hear me out …
First, let me clarify a few things …
I am so thankful to be living in a time where the Church (and by that, I mean the body of Believers) cares about Biblical manhood. I praise God that men are being challenged to actually read the scriptures, study God’s Word and instructions for men, and then apply that to real life, whether as single or married men.
Believe me, I know that men have abused their authority, power, and strength throughout all of history. Because, men are humans … and humans are flawed, imperfect, and in need of a Saviour.
Just as women are.
Favorite Resources For Biblical Womanhood
Keep a Quiet HeartLet Me Be a WomanPassion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ’s ControlDiscipline: The Glad SurrenderThe Path of Loneliness: Finding Your Way Through the Wilderness to GodThe Shaping of a Christian Family: How My Parents Nurtured My Faith
The mere fact that imperfect men exist, does not change God’s Word and instruction for women. It does not change what is right and true.
There are definitely women who abuse their positions, as well. AND there are women who are striving to live according to God’s design for them.
It is to these two groups that I speak.
If you are abusing your position as a woman, then I am rebuking you when I teach through this website. If you desire to obey God’s Word about womanhood, then I hope to encourage you.
I am NOT a 1950s housewife.
And neither do I intend to recreate the 1950s lifestyle. No, I am aiming for something much more meaningful than that.
I am trusting in the Lord with all of my heart, leaning not on my own understanding, and in all of my ways I am striving to acknowledge Him so that He will direct my paths. I pray you will do the same, dear sister in Christ.
Scriptures For Biblical Womanhood
“3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 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
“11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.” Titus 2:11-15
“14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.” 1 Timothy 5:14
“27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” Proverbs 31:27-28
“6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.” 1 Timothy 6:6-8
“2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2
So yes, we are called to be unselfish, serve others (including our husbands if we are married), and live for Christ in all we do … even as women living in the 21st century!