A Titus 2 woman

“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

“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

What does Scripture say about a woman’s purpose?

Titus 2: 3-5, Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 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.

Ask yourself, what is taught in your church concerning women’s duties, design, and purpose? Are women encouraged to pursue what Scripture teaches in Titus 2: 3-5? Or are they taught that they should pursue their dreams, maybe go to college to prepare for a career? If yours is like most churches, women are encouraged to pursue their dreams, et al, regardless of what the Lord has said.

Few women in modern times are taught the domestic arts. There are too few older women willing to teach them and many younger women simply don’t want to learn. Rather than learning to love their future husband and children, caring for and beautifying their future homes, women are now encouraged to follow their dreams, that marriage isn’t important, children are a nuisance, and the most important person to please is themselves.

Older women once took the command to teach younger women to be wives, mothers, and homemakers, seriously. Now, younger women are encouraged by their churches and their families to pursue their dreams, follow their hearts, and prepare for a career, but rarely are they encouraged to prepare for fulfilling the duties of the wife and mother–the very purpose that the Lord Himself created her for.


In a word, feminism.

Feminism is, was, and always will be at odds with Scripture and an attack on God’s created order. It is a refutal of, and a rejection of, God’s appointed design for mankind in the home, church, and in society. The goal of feminism has always been to destroy Christianity and the biblical family unit, to force women to live and work like men, and to encourage weakness and effeminacy in men.

1 Timothy 2: 11-15

Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

1 Peter 3: 1-7

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 3 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— 4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. 5 For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening. Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

1 Corinthians 11: 3

But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.

1 Timothy 2:12

I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.

Colossians 3:18-19

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

Ephesians 5: 22-33

22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

The Bible is a patriarchal book: articles

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

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?

But who does the dishes?


Audio for women

Counsels to Christian Mothers

What is a Gentle and Quiet Spirit?

Her Husband Praises Her

Podcast episodes

Biblical Patriarchy: How Complementarianism Falls Short Of Scripture

How Complementarians Fall Short | Doug Wilson & Michael Foster

Recovering biblical womanhood by recovering a reverence for Scripture Anna Wood -Feminine Fidelity

Biblical womanhood and the modern theological downgrade Feminine Fidelity

Are women less than if they cannot have a child? Infertility and other issues women face- Feminine Fidelity

Why do I teach about biblical womanhood?-Feminine Fidelity

Podcasts (for women)

Fruitful & Fearless

Bright Hearth by Brian and Lexy Suave



Weaker Vessel’s Kitchen

Feminine Fidelity (my 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


Cooking with Brenda Gantt


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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

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

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

Patriarchy, femininity, courtship, marriage, and family

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

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

The Story of Sex in Scripture by Barbara K. Mouser and William E. Mouser

Building a Godly Home, Volume 1: A Holy Vision for Family Life by William Gouge

Building a Godly Home, Volume 2: A Holy Vision for a Happy Marriage by William Gouge

Building a Godly Home, Volume 3: A Holy Vision for Raising Children by William Gouge

Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother by Carolyn Mahaney

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

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

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

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

Eve in Exile: The Restoration of Femininity by Rebekah Merkle

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

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

Making a life

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

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

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

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

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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