I love the Titus 2 principle!
the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
Here lately, I have had some really good doses of it, too! As you may know, I host a podcast over at The Light Network called Wifey Wednesdays, which is all about women teaching women! And maybe I’m biased, but I thoroughly enjoy that medium because I get to learn first hand from women who are doing amazing things! If you haven’t, be sure to check the podcast out. Yesterday’s episode was all about dealing with the unexpected and Jennifer Murrell did a wonderful job!
But, probably my favorite person in the whole world who’s ever been a Titus 2 woman in my life would have to be Denise Skelton. Denise and her husband Wesley invited Robert and I into their beautiful home for nearly a week and fed us and cleaned up after us and stayed up late talking to us. Then, during the busy days juggling two precious children, Denise showed me exactly what it means to be a godly wife and mother. She showed me what it meant to teach your children as they sit in the house, walk by the way, lie down, and rise up. She exhibited patience and love and hospitality and amazing homemaker skills. She even got me to eat beans!!
Today, let me encourage you. If you are an older woman (and Denise isn’t OLD, at all, but she’s older than me, so that counts), reach out to someone younger and show them what it means to be a godly wife and/or mother. Show them how to love their husband and love their children. Don’t simply tell them; they probably won’t listen (I know I rarely read things directed toward parents at this point–because it doesn’t really apply to me =P). But if you show them–if they see you living out what the Bible teaches, it will impact them. I know this week has encouraged and impacted me, because Denise is proof to me that I can be the kind of wife and one day mom that I am called to be.
If you’re a younger woman, find someone older and spend time with them! Talk to them about the struggles you face in whatever stage you’re in. Watch how they interact with their husband and children. I know that after being around the Skeltons, I don’t feel terrified about raising my children in this ungodly world, because you can train your children to be respectful of both God and you!
This week has helped me in so many ways. I always love getting to hear my husband preach, and a series on making Jesus Lord of All is definitely applicable to my life. But I learned more lessons this week from simply watching a godly woman in action, and I know I will never forget the impact this wonderful family has had on my life.
*Also, if you haven’t read this post about mighty women of valor, please do, because Denise is DEFINITELY a great example!