Titus 2:4-5 "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."
Every Christian should desire God's will for their life. We as mothers need to see God's will done in our lives as well. Our children (especially our daughters) are looking at us as an example of what they should be and should become.
God is very specific in Titus with listing what His will is for us. He uses words like "discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands." Do these words describe or characterize you? God says they should so the "word of God be not blasphemed."
discreet...having or showing discernment or good judgment in conduct and especially in speech.
chaste....pure in thought and act.
keepers at home...to take care of; to maintain in a good, fitting or orderly condition; to continue to maintain. (God says we are to do this AT home...He does not say "keepers OF THE home" but "keepers AT home").
obedient....submissive to the restraint or command of authority; willing to obey. God says to be obedient to OUR OWN husbands. Many are more obedient to other women's husbands than they are their own.
The world is good at putting ungodly influences before our daughters. You can look on the magazine racks at the grocery store and see these kind of examples in Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. The examples that the world is putting before our daughters eyes is totally opposite of God's Word. Do those women have a lifestyle that portrays Christ and the life of a happy and content lifestyle? Absolutely not!! Each one of those I've mentioned have either been to jail, hooked on drugs and/or alcohol and have been divorced. Hollywood has helped to destroy these girls' lives and now they are influencing our daughters.
In the book of Ruth there is a wonderful illustration of a mother who came back to God. It also shows us a young lady who followed her example. Ruth ended up becoming the grandmother of a king. I'm sure Naomi's example helped make this possible.
We need to teach our children God's way of doing things and set the example for them. Our children need to have opportunity to become children of the King. If we fail to set the example...we have simply failed!!