WHY DO YOUNGER WOMEN NEED OLDER WOMEN? IN THE PURSUIT OF BIBLICAL WOMANHOOD
Long gone are the days when younger women cherished the wisdom of older women and where older women served as mentors in all areas of life.
Generations of women have lived this way, being taught by their mothers, grandmothers, and older wiser women.
Sadly, that way of living seems obsolete and considered outdated by many younger women. Or the women have no desire to pursue Godly living for their own lives.
This is leaving entire generations of lost women pursuing sinful desires and paths in their own lives who have been mislead without proper guidance.
There are women who feel that they don’t need guidance or advice from anybody besides themselves or their peers. When the reality is, all young women were created to be on the receiving end of an older Titus 2 woman for support.
As a middle aged woman who (thankfully) was surrounded by older women who taught and guided me during my younger years, and now as a woman who still needs the guidance of older women; I want to encourage you to surround yourself with Titus 2 women.
Titus 2:3-5 states,
“Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”
Ladies, if you are in a church that has such a woman’s ministry, run-don’t walk, and immerse yourself in it. If you have older Godly women in your life, embrace what they have to say and learn from them.
Steer clear of worldy women who have feministic values that don’t align with Scripture. You will be led astray.
Run far, far away from women that teach putting yourself first is important, or that you should put yourself above your husband.
Surround yourself with women who live out their faith and there is evidence of the fruits of the spirit.
And know that an older godly woman is not just some “old lady”, but a lady that has lived her life and experienced much. Her pearls of wisdom and advice is immeasurably important to a young keeper at home or soon-to-be keeper at home.
There are not nearly enough Titus 2 ministries for women in churches. And long gone are the days where most mothers stayed home, learned from their mothers, and were content being keepers at home.
These days many pursue careers and passions outside of the confines of marriage and families, because society has deemed it ‘okay’ to do whatever you want.
This is not to say that God has called all women to marriage or motherhood. Many are called to a ministry of singleness and being childless.
In the role of Biblical womanhood, we have clearly defined roles and responsibilities placed on our shoulders.
Many women struggle with infertility and the desire of their heart is to be a mother.
Many women want to be home with their children, instead of working, but they are unable to do so.
Many women want so desperately to be married, but have been unable to do so.
Yet, we are all women who were created by the Lord to live out our roles of Biblical womanhood.
Whatever your life’s situation is, please be encouraged that you are here for a reason.
Don’t despair if you are single or childless, or don’t have access to a Titus 2 mentor.
Trust in the Lord.
Pray for guidance.
Seek His truths that can only come from the Bible, but also search for Titus 2 mentors.
Examples include: Books, elderly relatives or neighbors, older church ladies, podcasts, blogs, and so on.
Be blessed ladies…..
Stephanie, Training Keepers of the Home
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