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.

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.

There can be no good that comes out of that which is inherently evil. Feminism was borne out of lies, is grounded in rebellion against God’s created order, and strikes a blow at all which is good, holy, and righteous. No good can or has come from it. And it never will.

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

Blogs and websites for women

The End Time

The Quiet Life

The Joyful Patriarchy Wife

Rebecca Writes

Beautiful Womanhood

Abandoned to Christ

Confidently Called Homemakers (homemaking helps)

The Make-Do Cottage

The Gospel Adorned

Calico & Twine

With love, Jillian

Traveling The True Journey

Podcasts (for women)

Fruitful & Fearless by Lexy Sauve and Jordan Sparks

Bright Hearth by Brian and Lexy Suave


Femina by Nancy Wilson

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

“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


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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

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

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

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

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

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 books

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

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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