According to Titus 2, we younger women should:
Love our husbands
Love our children
Obedient to our husbands
So that the Word of God may not be blasphemed.
As wives and mothers, these are the things that should consume us, apart from sitting at the feet of Jesus. And in the paticular post I would like to elaborate on the highlighted verses in regards to how we present ourselves (i.e. dress).
Chaste translates as “pure” four times, “chaste” three times, and “clear” once. 1 exciting reverence, venerable, sacred. 2 pure. 2a pure from carnality, chaste, modest. 2b pure from every fault, immaculate. 2c clean.g and showing prudence and self restraint." Discreet of a sound mind, sane, in one’s senses. 2 curbing one’s desires and impulses, self-controlled, temperate. (Stong's Lexicon).
I choose these two commands because they are ones that I have been speaking about to my 6 year old daughter. First off, I must be her example. Dressing modestly and behaving in a way that does not cause attention to be drawn to myself. Thankfully, I have a husband that monitors everything I wear, lovingly letting me know when something is inappropriate--giving me opportunity to be "obedient to ones husband."
I am going to be very honest. I am disgusted by the dress of many women in the American church, and even more so among wives of men in leadership. Low scooped shirts, tight jeans and short skirts/shorts. It is not a matter of legalism, rules, etc. but rather a matter of being chaste and discreet so that the Word of God will not be blasphemed. There is also the other extreme where women are so 'covered' one often wonders if they have stepped into "little house" days. Either way, we as Christian women should not draw attention to ourselves. Be above reproach. And not cause other sisters to stumble. This is our calling. Not from man but from God. The Bible says that it is our "good works" that people need to see--not our long slender legs or cleavage.
By no means am I posting this to cause division or "lay heavy burdens" upon the shoulders of my sisters. But rather, "in these last days" encourage and exhort us to be women above reproach.