I remember when I was a fresh-faced, blushing newlywed bride like it was yesterday. I remember how I felt there was so much about being a wife that I didn’t understand. I didn’t really have anyone in my life who I felt comfortable enough with to share my struggles in an attempt to get help. My dear aunt who was like a second mother to me had passed on to glory a couple of years before I’d become a wife, and if she had not gone to glory would have been my Titus 2 mentor. She had always seemed to be at peace with submitting to her husband. I remember as a little girl–wondering “Why on earth does she need to talk to my uncle first before she makes a decision?”
But she never balked or complained about living out her wifehood the way God wanted her to. I thank God for allowing me to witness a godly wife who joyfully carried out her duties faithfully. Her life was a living ministry to her little niece who closely observed her attitude and conduct. I am blessed to have been able to partake in her bounteous Fruit-filled life.
Although I am not a seasoned wife of many years, I am a seasoned wife of many experiences, and the Lord has blessed me to glean and share wisdom from the experiences I have had in my marriage. I humbly respond to the Titus 2 call of service to help other wives who are younger in age/experience.
“ 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 Tip: “You cannot do it all in one day. Don’t try to be superwife. Don’t try to clean the refrigerator, stove, bathroom(s), cook a homemade 3-course meal from scratch, and be head of your children’s PTA bake-offs in a single day. Pace yourself. Not every wife will be a stay-at-home mom who homeschools their children. Not every wife has to or desires to work a career outside her home. Pace yourself according to what you can do realistically because you don’t want to have a perfect, sparkling house and then be too exhausted to devote time to your family’s needs.
Think of the word “pace” not “race”. Designate certain days to accomplish certain tasks so you also have time to attend to your own needs. Factor in time to do things that replenish you spiritually, physically, and mentally. Exercise, read books, go out for coffee and laughs with friends, and most importantly, pray and read your Bible!
It’s important to take care of yourself as you take care of your family. Remember, pace! Even God did not create everything in one day. He rested too” ♡~Cassandra Salamone
If any wives have input, your wisdom is welcome! If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to share your thoughts, please comment below! I would love to hear from you. Thanks for joining me for Titus 2 tea! :+)