Younger women who are chasing a healthy femininity will be sure to pursue purity and kindness, restrain their worst impulses, and make a significant investment in their family. As they do so, they will uphold God’s reputation and bring honor to His name.
God calls older women to display a “healthy” femininity by pursuing devotion, restraining the impulses to criticize and surrender to addictions, and intentionally investing in the younger women around them. SHOW MORE
God wants men to live out a healthy masculinity by embodying good judgment, respectability, and restraint while modeling robust faith, love, and endurance.
To prove that you are “above reproach” and ready to become a pastor, you need to first lead your family well, avoid destructive vices, and embody godly virtues in your real life.
The defining mark of a man who can be trusted with the authority to serve as a bishop is that he is above reproach, a genuinely good man who has developed a solidly good reputation.
Whenever God’s people are attacked by false teaching, God strikes back by giving us healthy teaching AND healthy teachers, overseers who have the responsibility to both share God’s message with people and then show them how to live out that message.