Godly Women · Traditionalist Bird

Mark of a Godly Woman #6: “Do as I say, not as I Do”

They are hypocrites. They won’t admit this straight out, but they dance around it by saying “well, I am not perfect”. I get this to a point, but there is something about teaching and being a mentor that implies mastery. If one doesn’t have to have mastered a certain skill to be a teacher, then I think this leads the door wide open for younger women to take on the Titus II role. I don’t want to say you have to be perfect to be a teacher, but at least have a very strong mastery of the skills you claim to teach, such as mastering respect:

“Do I always respect Ken? No, but he will call me on it when I don’t. I will take his rebuke, and learn from it. He does the same with me. When others rebuke or exhort us, we take what they say to heart and decide whether or not they speak truth to us.”

After 35 years of marriage how much rebuking does it take to finally learn for good–respect your husband!  Seriously! Do women never master respect of their husband then? If a 35 year married woman doesn’t get it and has to always be learning and re-learning, imagine what a struggle this is for the young, newly married women.

Probably the reason why there are so many godly mentors and Titus II women online is because they can easily speak the truth without having to back it up. I can imagine any woman who tries to start a local Titus II ministry might quickly lose a lot of credibility after speaking one thing and then doing another.

 

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9 thoughts on “Mark of a Godly Woman #6: “Do as I say, not as I Do”

  1. Of course Lori blogging, having her own facebook, instagram, etc. is not frivolous at all. Nope, not when you are God’s messenger. Of course she isn’t wasting her time online, rather she is teaching women how to be godly!! Older women get a pass. I want to see older women stop being so idle online and get out in their community and help. Offer free baby sitting to a needy family in the church, things like that. You know they aren’t doing this because they are not shy to boast about themselves (if they were we’d be hearing all about it).

    Edit – to add –her posting once a day doesn’t really take anytime. Its not like everyday is a different topic. Its women should stay at home over and over again. She has to keep repeating herself lest she sin by skipping a day of posting.

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  2. Well, it’s the tone in general. She’s abrasive and obnoxious, and it’s always “their” teaching, or the teaching of people who have been blatantly and unapologetically abrasive and obnoxious themselves — or downright dangerous (names withheld to protect the guilty; we all know who they are.)

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  3. “But yet she hasn’t taught this enough to herself to know its a priority. She still admits to disrespecting Ken.”

    Yes Something you see in a lot of these wife bloggers is an attempt to “teach” all these other “horrible, rebellious, sinful wives,” so you can feel better about your own self in comparison. Everything about that site just screams disrespect even towards all those “disobedient husbands” she often tosses in for good measure.

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  4. Lori says today “I teach enough submitting to, obeying, pleasing, and respecting husbands that women know this is a priority and if they know they should be home full time, they cast their cares upon the Lord.”

    But yet she hasn’t taught this enough to herself to know its a priority. She still admits to disrespecting Ken.

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  5. “After 35 years of marriage how much rebuking does it take…”

    LOL! Sounds a bit kinky, doesn’t it? Now you know what us old folks do on a Friday night, we stay home and just endlessly rebuke one another. Good times indeed! 🙂

    In all seriousness however, this is really just about boundaries. A rebuke is simply a gentle, “you’re getting on my nerves.” Yes, I think the need for rebuke goes on forever in marriage, because it means you still have boundaries, limitations, a sense of self. The other day my husband just dropped a piece of ice down my shirt. It was amusing, playful, not mean. That’s a “rebuke,” at least when people are happy and well adjusted.

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  6. “He does the same with me. When others rebuke or exhort us, we take what they say to heart and decide whether or not they speak truth to us.”

    Yeah, I’ll bet that happens a lot — most of these men would not stand for one minute their wives correcting them in anything. Ken might, but the ‘spherians won’t stand for that, and they would administer pretty severe consequences. Or, they simply decide that their wives, being women, obviously do not speak the truth to them, and so ignore them.

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