1 Timothy 3:4-5; 1 Timothy 3:12; 1 Timothy 3:15; 1 Timothy 5:4
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
But if I tarry long , that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home , and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.