"That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Submit and Multiply?

I have a confession to make.  I believe in women submitting to their husband's authority, and I believe women should be willing to bear as many children as God calls them to. Surprised? ;)  If you've been reading my blog for any period of time, I'm sure that didn't shock you!

I'm in the process of typing up a post on 1 Timothy 2.  I've been spending a lot of time studying verse 15 in an attempt to grasp its exact meaning.  What I discover will be written up in the post that will eventually be finished and posted (and if you have insights into that verse, feel free to contact me or leave a comment).  In my research process, I stumbled across a webpage that I found pretty amusing and ridiculous...and ultimately I ended up feeling sorry for the person who wrote it.  It's a place called the "atheist foundation of Australia", lol.  They really knock  Above Rubies (which I love), and some of the things they said just cracked me up!  Here are some examples:

"a woman is expected to voluntarily imprison herself in domestic drudgery in order to be regarded as a .proper mother."

LOL!  That just made me laugh....such drama.

" I find it very disturbing that the religious right makes it its priority to perpetuate women's enslavement."

Enslavement?  Huh???

Here is the very very sad line that caused me to feel sorry for the writer:

"If achieving equality and independence are "Satan's deceptions" then so be it! Supposing that god and Satan do exist, I would rather pay homage to Satan who encouraged Eve to seek wisdom, rather than submit-to a god who condemns women to everlasting misery and slavery!"

Yikes.  He doesn't have any idea what he's saying.  Very sad.


 I don't know about you, but I don't feel like a miserable slave imprisoned in drudery.  Do you?  I feel like a woman who is embracing her calling to serve the Lord Jesus by fulfilling my biblical role...being my husband's helper, bearing and raising children, and caring for my home.  There is much joy in that!

If you are miserable, I would encourage you to look at your role in a new way.  It's likely that your perception is clouded by the enemy's deception, and he's making your job look unappealing in his own destructive way.  Don't listen to him!  Ask the Lord for a fresh perspective and and new eyes to view your calling through God's eyes.

God bless all of you!!


  1. Good reminder to seek the truth in my calling. Thanks April! Keep it up!

  2. i can;t wait to read your insights! i LOVE everything i have read on your blog so far!!

  3. Wow! I can't believe they go so far as to call it "everlasting misery and slavery". Although it is everlasting, I certainly wouldn't call it misery and slavery. More like everlasting joy and freedom! I am filled with joy on a daily basis because I am "condemned to everlasting misery and slavery"!

  4. I once WAS a "slave", when I subscribed to feministic thinking. Jesus freed me and now I can serve Him willingly! "Domestic drudgery" indeed! *snicker