Text:“The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 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 2:3-5
In order to ensure discipline in the Churches of the Saints, and to help men carry out their roles, effectively, as head of their houses, the aged women, are admonished, by St. Paul, to shun the pleasure of refreshing themselves with much wine, but engage themselves in the more enduring enterprise of mentoring young women. In performing the duty of teaching the young women good things, St. Paul emphasized such areas as sobriety, love for their husbands and children, the need to exercise discretion, to be chaste, keepers at home, etc.
At the heart of all that the young women will learn from the aged women, is the need for discipline in the marriage institution, which will ensure the growth of love in the home, the rearing of godly children. It would also bring about peace in the homes, decent communities and orderly societies by God's grace. Through proper grooming by the aged women, the young women are trained to be home builders and virtuous women. King Lemuel asks, “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. “She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness…” - Proverbs 31:10-30.