Rising Joy, by Vicki Matheny
In this way they will train the younger women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be self-controlled, pure, fulfilling their duties at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the message of God may not be discredited. Titus 2.4-5
Paul wrote to Titus whom he had left in Crete. He had a task for Titus to do. Paul wanted him to set in order the remaining matters and to appoint elders in every town, 1.5.
Paul gave Titus the characteristics that the elders were to have. The man had to be faithful to the message and live according to the faithful teaching. In this way, he could encourage others to live faithfully and correct those who taught against it.
Our conduct must be consistent with the sound teaching of the truth. We must read and study the scriptures to know what sound teaching contains. Then we must put into practice what we teach.
The older women were given instructions to train the younger women in the way they should live. It was important that they were keepers of the home, loving their husbands as well as their children and taking care of their needs.
The reason for this was that the message of God not be discredited. God wants Christian families to be functional. He has left instructions on how that can best be done.