“Teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live … Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.” Titus 2:3-5
Many who opposed Christianity accused Christians of being socially subversive. In response, Paul instructed women to be submissive to prevent criticism. Elsewhere in the New Testament, we read of women’s involvement in spreading the Gospel. Likewise today, we’re mindful of our culture.