God commands I teach younger women biblical womanhood in Titus 2:3-5. It’s not easy in this feminist day and age. I don’t shy away from teaching women anything about being godly women, including modesty, gluttony, obedience to husbands, being keepers at home and silent in the churches, sexual purity before marriage, having meek and quiet spirits, being shamefaced and discreet, and so on. Nothing is off limits in what I teach to women.
Women are often offended by what I teach. Will Leighton @uncagethelion on Instagram wrote the following in response to a woman who was offended at something he shared of mine. He reflects my sentiments exactly.
“You have to understand that no matter what I say, no matter how careful I am, no matter what I do, I will always offend someone. My goal is to spread the truth, but the truth is offensive by its very nature. I’m not setting out to offend, it just happens as a byproduct..
“See here is the thing: If I only posted my thoughts after thinking through every possible scenario, every possible way they could be interpreted, and every little thing that may upset someone, then my posts, my thoughts, my writing, and my entire page would be a useless, unconvicting, pile of mush. It would be worthless.
“There is time for nuance: and I spend A LOT of time nuancing and threshing out details and ideas.
“But there is also a time for general, broad-sweeping statements (things that are generally true in most circumstances for most people). And it is responses like this, that have this weird obsession with demanding the unachievable level of softness, niceness, and vagueness with absolutely no grace given to the fact that people can, and should, say things that are generally true with general statements. This is a classic strawman. You’ve built up an argument that I never made, and are attacking it for seemingly no purpose.”
Yes, truth is offensive by its nature. Why do you think they persecuted and crucified Christ? Why do you think that we are promised persecution? It convicts the world of their sin and godlessness. Most people want to live as they please, and many want everyone to celebrate their wickedness. We don’t. We call it out. They hate this.
When you see something I write that is true to Scripture, you can easily distinguish between the sheep and the goats in the comment section. The sheep love His Word, accept what I write, and are often times convicted and challenged by it. The goats are those who are offended and try to twist the meaning of Scripture to say the opposite of what it actually means or try to negate truth completely because they are the exception.
Truth never comes back void. Daily I have women writing to me and telling me how much better their marriages are, that they’ve come home full time and now love homemaking. Never stop speaking truth into the darkness, women. Never. People need to hear it and those with soften hearts will accept it. The incredible thing is that truth often softens hardened hearts!
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.