Titus 2 homemaker

“One expression in Titus 2 deserves special notice. It is the word homemakers. The Greek word is oikourgous, which literally means “workers at home.” Oikos is the Greek word for “home,” and ergon means “work, employment.” It suggests that a married woman’s first duty is to her own family, in her own household. Managing her own home should be her primary employment, her first task, her most important job, and her true career.” ~John MacArthur

Godly womanhood is under attack and many of those attacks come from within our own ranks. If we say we want to be a homemaker, we are often scorned. We must arm ourselves with truth so we are able to stand when others around us misunderstand and attack us.

“In the traditional family, the man is the head of the home and the one responsible for providing those things necessary for the sustenance of life. The woman is a “keeper at home,” and the one primarily responsible for the care of the children. The traditional family thus defined is in line with the biblical plan for the home. Feminists hate the family that is patterned after the Word of God because it is contrary to all that they accept as true. Thus, their goal is the total destruction of the traditional family.” ~William Einwechter


The Bible is a patriarchal book

It’s good to be a man: A primer on patriarchalism versus complementarianism

Androgyny is literally paganism

Patriarchy, Vision Forum, and All the Rest of It (article)

Why Men Rule: A Theory of Male Dominance by Steven Goldberg (book)

Reforming Marriage: Gospel Living for Couples by Douglas Wilson (book)

Do Not Give Your Strength to Women / Toby Sumpter / GA18 (video)

Why a woman bearing the sword is an abomination to the Lord

5 clear reasons Christians should oppose female heads of state

But what about Deborah?!

Biblical Support For Women as Homemakers

Why on Earth Do Complementarian Men Want to Die for Their Wives?

Why a woman bearing the sword is an abomination to the Lord

But who does the dishes?


Audio

Counsels to Christian Mothers

What is a Gentle and Quiet Spirit?

Her Husband Praises Her

What is the Ideal Woman? by Eric Conn (for men but good advice for women)


Blogs and websites

The End Time

The Quiet Life

The Joyful Patriarchy Wife

Rebecca Writes

Beautiful Womanhood

Abandoned to Christ

Family Matters (scroll down for links to sound articles on the family)


Podcasts (for women)

Fruitful & Fearless by Lexy Sauve and Jordan Sparks

Sheologians

Femina by Nancy Wilson


Podcasts (Christian)

Aaron Renn: The Masculinist

Crosspolitic

It’s Good to be a Man

The Theology Pugcast

Grace to You Podcast

The Patriarchy Podcast

The Jerusalem Chamber

Walking Worthy (Dustin Benge)

White Horse Inn

Renewing your mind with R.C. Sproul

Theology on the go

Apologia

Apologia Studios Bahnsen U

Credo

Stone Mountain Media

Canon Press Podcasts

Hard Men Podcast

AD Robles

Conversations That Matter

The Dividing Line

Truth Be Known with Nathaniel Jolly

Walking Worthy Podcast

The Plodcast

Men of the Word

Blog & Mablog Podcast

Alpha and Omega Ministries

The Sword & The Trowel

The Antithesis (Owen Strachan)

Rushdoony Radio

Institutes of Biblical Law | Rushdoony Radio

Out of the Question Podcast (Chalcedon Foundation)

Genesis – Rushdoony Radio

Systematic Theology | Rushdoony Radio

God’s Plan for Victory | Rushdoony Radio

By This Standard – Reconstructionist Radio

War Room – Interviews with Kingdom Building Christians

SOCIETY OF REFORMED PODCASTERS (Doctrinally sound podcasts from a reformed perspective)

The Particular Baptist (Podcast on YouTube)

B.A.R. Podcast


Cooking and meal prep

“There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.”~ Thomas Wolfe

Southern Plate 

Southern Bite

The Country Cook 

Great Depression Cooking 

Collard Valley Cooks

Maangchi 


Homemaking

One Good Thing is an excellent website. While this is not a Christian site, I have learned a lot from her. 


“The modern challenge to motherhood is the eternal challenge” that of being a godly woman. The very phrase sounds strange in our ears. We never hear it now. We hear about every other type of women: beautiful women, smart women, sophisticated women, career women, talented women, divorced women. But so seldom do we hear of a godly woman–or of a godly man either, for that matter. I believe women come nearer to fulfilling their God-given function in the home than anywhere else. It is a much nobler thing to be a good wife, than to be Miss America. It is a greater achievement to establish a Christian home than it is to produce a second-rate novel filled with filth. It is a far, far better thing in the realms of morals to be old fashioned, than to be ultra-modern. The world has enough women who know how to be smart. It needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women, and men, too, who would rather be morally right than socially correct.”~ Peter Marshall

Whatever else a woman may be—without true piety, she is lamentably deficient. “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting.” The face of a beautiful woman ought to be an index of the mind; and when all is beautiful on the outside—all should be glorious within. Never does outer beauty and elegance appear more revolting—than when seen united with an ill-furnished mind and an ill-favored heart. And yet how often do elegance of manners, and loveliness of person, conceal dispositions which are in total opposition to them, and bitterly disappoint the man who has been captivated by them—and who in his choice of a wife, has been led by no other considerations than mere external beauty and personal charms!”~Female Piety by John Angell James

“How dare you say ‘Oh, so you are just a homemaker’ to the hero of my children.” – Sinclair Ferguson

“When we traded homemaking for careers, we were implicitly promised economic independence and worldly influence. But a devil of a bargain it has turned out to be in terms of daily life. We gave up the aroma of warm bread rising, the measured pace of nurturing routines, the creative task of molding our families’ tastes and zest for life; we received in exchange the minivan and the Lunchable.”~ Barbara Kingsolver

“Try standing up in this culture and saying, “Women, you’re commanded to love your husband and to love your children and to work at home and to be subject to your husband.” You’ll get screamed down. I mean, you can be in deep trouble just reading that let alone commenting on it. In fact, feminism is a cruel hoax, telling women their natural biological instincts are ‘socially constructed’ to oppress them. Feminism is elite social engineering designed to neuter both sexes, making women less fit for marriage and motherhood, and men unable to sacrifice for family.”~Henry Makow

“Their (feminists) real ideological goal because it’s Satan’s goal is to absolutely erase any recollection of creational structure and biblical morality. Wipe it out. And they’re after it. You wonder, don’t you, two generations from now whether anybody will know what biblical morality is. Oh they might be able to read the ancient Bible and see what it looked like but they certainly are going to have a hard time looking around town to find it. And here witless Christians jump on this Feminist bandwagon as if it was some harmless thing. “Well, we have a right to work and we shouldn’t be confined at home…and I have a right to express fully myself,” and…silly women who fall prey and silly men who do as well.”~John MacArthur

“Home is the true wife’s kingdom.” ~ J.R. Miller

I have heard it said that the Heroism of the Fathers is the Legacy of the Sons. I would submit the reverse is also true. In our culture, the Feminism of the Mothers is the Destruction of the Daughters.~ Sarah Zes

“The influence of applied femininity is, by any measure, incredibly determinative. In every culture, in every age, the power is awesome. And dangerous. As with any significant reservoir of power it may be used for good or ill. Its impact may be constructive or destructive. Like a mighty river, it is a force that may turn the turbines and generate power that will light up a community, a home, and a man’s whole life. But undisciplined and unchecked, it may devastate, demoralize, and utterly destroy.” ~Stu Weber

Books

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Virtuous womanhood

Virtuous Womanhood

Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss

Female Piety—The Young Woman’s Guide through Life to Immortality
by John Angell James

Becoming a Titus 2 Woman by Martha Peace

Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot

Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon, wife of Charles H. Spurgeon by Ray Rhodes Jr.

You Who?: Why You Matter and How to Deal with It by Rachel Jankovic

Eve in Exile by Rebecca Merkle

Common Sense Christian Living by Edith Schaeffer

Popes and Feminists: How the Reformation Frees Women from Feminism
by Elise Crapuchettes


Women began losing it at the turn of the century when women cut their hair short, raised their skirts, to wearing the pants in the family and now have regressed to baby-killing, endorsing promiscuity, sodomy, women’s “rights” over the rights of their children, and wanting the power and prestige of men. “We’ve come a long way baby!” Yeah, a downward spiral straight to the pit of hell. ~Heidi Carico

“Maybe our grandmothers weren’t as stupid as we thought. The family, volunteer work, religion, shaping the hearts and minds of the next generation-maybe all that can’t be reduced to just ’shining floors and wiping noses.’” ~ Myriam Miedzian


Courtship, marriage, and family

The Marriage Ring: or How to Make Home Happy by John Angell James

My Life for Yours: A Walk through the Christian Home by Douglas Wilson

Reforming Marriage: Gospel Living for Couples by Douglas Wilson

Fidelity by Douglas Wilson

Her Hand in Marriage: Biblical Courtship in the Modern World by Douglas Wilson

A Celebration of Children by Edith Schaeffer

Free Grace Broadcaster – Issue 200 – by A. W. Pink, et al

The Duties of Husbands and Wives by Richard Steele

Home-Making by J. R. Miller

Praise Her in the Gates: The Calling of Christian Motherhood by Nancy Wilson

Standing on the Promises: A Handbook of Biblical Childrearing by Douglas Wilson

Future Men: Raising Boys to Fight Giants by Douglas Wilson

Large Family Mothering by Amy Maryon

Motherhood (Chapel Library) by Jabez Burns, Thomas Boston, et al.

Mom Enough: The Fearless Mother’s Heart and Hope by Desiring God, Rachel Jankovic

Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic

Fit to Burst: Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood by Rachel Jankovic

What is a Family? by Edith Schaeffer

The Duties of Parents: Parenting Your Children God’s Way by J. C. Ryle

Children to Be Educated for Christ by Edward W. Hooker

Family Duty by John Bunyan

Boys and Girls Playing by J. C. Ryle

The Duties of Parents: Parenting Your Children God’s Way by J. C. Ryle

Encouragement for Christian Mothers by James Cameron

Hints on Child-Training by H Clay Trumbull

Don’t Make Me Count to Three! by Ginger Hubbard

Babies (Chapel Library) by John Calvin, Martin Luther, Thomas Manton, J. R. Miller, et al


“Seen from the outside, housework can look like a Sisyphean task that gives you no sense of reward or completion. Yet housekeeping actually offers more opportunities for savoring achievement than almost any other work I can think of. Each of its regular routines brings satisfaction when it is completed. These routines echo the rhythm of life, and the housekeeping rhythm is the rhythm of the body. You get satisfaction no only from the sense of order, cleanliness, freshness, peace and plenty restored, but from the knowledge that you yourself and those you care about are going to enjoy those benefits.” ~ Cheryl Mendelson


Homemaking

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Home: No-Nonsense Advice That Will Inspire You to Clean Like the Dickens by Thelma Meyer

The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook by Pat Ennis, et al

Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson

Laundry: The Home Comforts Book of Caring for Clothes and Linens
by Cheryl Mendelson

How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew
by Erin Bried

The Useful Book: 201 Life Skills They Used to Teach in Home Ec and Shop
by Sharon Bowers and David Bowers

Courtship and Marriage And the Gentle Art of Home-Making by Annie S. (Annie Shepherd) Swan

Home Economics: Vintage Advice and Practical Science for the 21st-Century Household by Jennifer Mcknight Trontz

The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer

Practicing Hospitality: The Joy of Serving Others by Pat Ennis

The Tightwad Gazette: Promoting Thrift As A Viable Alternative Lifestyle
by Amy Dacyczyn

Emilie Barnes’ 15 Minute Home and Family Organizer by Emilie Barnes

More Hours in My Day: Proven Ways to Organize Your Home, Your Family, and Yourself by Emilie Barnes

Sink Reflections: Overwhelmed? Disorganized? Living in Chaos? Discover the Secrets That Have Changed the Lives of More Than Half a Million Families by Marla Cilley

Sew Everything Workshop: The Complete Step-by-Step Beginner’s Guide with 25 Fabulous Original Designs, Including 10 Patterns by Diana Rupp

Love at First Stitch: Demystifying Dressmaking by Tilly Walnes

Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew
by Amy Karol

Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Projects Using Cottons, Knits, Voiles, Corduroy, Fleece, Flannel, Home Dec, Oilcloth, Wool, and Beyond by Patricia Hoskins

Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book

Betty Crocker Lost Recipes: Beloved Vintage Recipes for Today’s Kitchen

How to Cook for Beginners: An Easy Cookbook for Learning the Basics
by Gwyn Novak

Naturally Healthy Woman by Shonda Parker

The Naturally Healthy Pregnancy Whole Health for Your Whole Pregnancy by Shonda Parker

Mommy Diagnostics: The Naturally Healthy Family’s Guide to Herbs and Whole Foods for Health by Shonda Parker

The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle Featuring Bone Broths, Fermented Vegetables, Grass-Fed Meats, Wholesome Fats, Raw Dairy, and Kombuchas by Jennifer McGruther

Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis A. Balch CNC


Christian living

Basic Christian Living: A Survey Course on Practical Christianity by Douglas Wilson

A Theology of the Family edited by Scott T. Brown and Jeff Pollard

Family Reformation Promoted, and Other Works by Daniel Cawdrey

The Godly Home (Free Grace Broadcaster Book 170) by Arthur W. Pink


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