Just a note on women teachers: the line for women teaching had been blurred for me for a long time. Not that I thought they should teach men or preach; not at all. But the why's and wherefore's of women teaching at all. I had in mind all of our blogging that we do - is it good and profitable for us to be doing it at all? Today I realized that the older women are indeed to be teaching the younger women; there is nothing at all wrong with that. It's what they are to be teaching that I had failed to discern. They are to be teaching the list of qualities and activities found in Titus 2:
Tts 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
Tts 2:5 [To be] discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
There are no "you can be _______" or "you can do ________" in this passage . . . except for "you can love your husband and children, you can be discreet, chaste, a keeper at home!" This is where we get messed up by listening to all these women teachers (preachers?) who are themselves running all over the country, forsaking their homes, children, husbands, and churches, teaching women to be somebody, dare something, blah, blah, blah . . . we need women who are teaching us to be biblical wives and mothers and living it themselves. I can find those women in my circle of friends, in some of my relatives, and on the internet through our blogs. Let's be careful who we listen to, and see if what they are teaching lines up with the plumbline of God's Word!