*Next Titus 2 says we are to be women who are Not Slanderous
The first word I think of when I think of slanderous is gossip. When we are focusing on our marriage, we can say we are not to gossip about our husband.
Proverbs 16: 23,24 “A wise woman’s heart guides her mouth. Pleasant words are a honeycomb sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
While standing in the driving way chatting with my neighbor whose husband had passed away just a few months earlier, we stumbled upon the topic of how women are quick to list their husband’s faults but ask them to name his strengths and they often stumble or grow silent. To this my neighbor added, “But try and live without him. Yes, I could only see my husband’s weaknesses while he was living. He would have been such a better man if I would have told him what he did well. Now, I can see he was a good man, too bad I didn’t let him know that when he was living.”
It is not too late for those of us that still have a husband to encourage. Choose pleasant words, both in his presence and behind his back. Instead of slander, make him grander in everyone else’s eyes. Strengthen “us” by building him up.