Moms Mentoring Moms
A Practical Application of Titus 2
When asking me to
speak, one dad wrote:
"People are flat
out busy. Moms are busy and tired. The general thrust of being
encouraged and supported in homeschooling and supporting each
other is what is most important. As my wife says, 'Tell Kym to
talk to us just like her magazine is.' "
Out of that
discussion came the talk, "Moms Mentoring Moms."
likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious
gossips, nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, that
they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to
love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home,
kind, being subject to their own husbands, that the word of God
may not be dishonored.
Titus 2:3-5 NASB
The Titus 2 verses give
us women such direction and vision for our lives, showing us how
we are to relate to our families and the way we are to behave.
They also give great insight into our ministry. This is the
portion of Scripture that sparks us to label it the "Older Women
Teach the Younger Women" verses. But Iíve always just referred
to it as Moms Mentoring Moms, since thatís really what itís all
This is where those of us older moms,
or those with more experience, are encouraged, instructed and
warned to act in certain ways and to teach these things to those
younger than ourselves. These verses basically tell us the Doís,
the Doníts and Why of it. How do we live this? How can we
practically reach out to other women and share? What do we
share? In Titus, we learn our roles as younger and older women .
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