Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Titus Twosdays: Us Older women

In the same way, teach older women to be holy in their behavior, not speaking against others or enslaved to too much wine, but teaching what is good.4 Then they can teach the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,5 to be wise and pure, to be good workers at home, to be kind, and to yield to their husbands. Then no one will be able to criticize the teaching God gave us. Titus 2:3-5 NCV

Older woman. Yep, that's me. I don't feel older. But twenty-nine years of marriage and four children from fifteen to twenty three prove that I've been on this journey longer than most of my readers. I love this passage of scripture. It brings to mind all of the wonderful women God has brought into my life to encourage, teach, correct and inspire me along the way. I'm so happy they took His command to "teach the younger women" to heart. Mentors, friends, teachers, pastor's wives-all of them have left an imprint on my heart. They have shaped me, and equipped me to answer God's call on my life.

And so I hope to follow in their steps, sharing joy, regrets, insight, and encouragement from further down the road. I'm calling it Titus Two Tuesdays, and in these posts I'll share about marriage, motherhood, and following Christ from the perspective of an older woman. Please leave a comment, and tell me what topics would be most helpful to you. I can't wait to get started!


Heather said...

I've found that you are an eloquent expert on any subject...may I suggest your wisdom on training up our children in the way they should go?

Leslie Oden said...

Heather, you are so sweet! I have to burst your bubble though, and tell you I am not an expert on anything, just an older mom with long experience raising children. I hope that my experience-both failures and successes-will be helpful to you in some way. Great topic suggestion, thanks!