Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Teenagers Need "Keepers At Home"

A friend just visited and was telling us that when he was a teenager, a young woman came to visit him in short shorts and a very tight shirt.  His mom was going to go to the store and was heading for her car.  When she saw this young woman sit on the porch next to him, his mom turned around and went into the house. 

After about an hour, he went in the house and saw his mom sitting in the dining room reading.  He asked her why she hadn't gone to the store.  She said, "Later."  So he went back outside and a short while later the young woman left. 

He said that if he had come from a two-income family and his mom wasn't home, he's not sure what may have happened.  Maybe in several months that young woman would have called from Florida and told him she was pregnant with his child.  His whole life would have taken a different course. 

This made me think how mothers not being "keepers at home" could blaspheme the Word of God.  Children, even teenagers, need someone looking out for them and setting boundaries for protection.

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Titus 2:5