To what extent are you willing to make a difference in a younger woman’s life? What I mean is, are you really willing to go the second mile for her?
If you read my blog regularly and subscribe to my newsletter, you probably noticed that I suddenly came up missing in the blogosphere!! I was out of town for 3 months and blogging was put on the back burner.
My sweet daughter-in-love was pregnant and her water broke at only 21 weeks. She had to go on hospital bedrest hoping that her baby would survive. It was a critical situation.
I flew out to northern Wisconsin to care for my oldest son and DIL’s two children and keep their home running smoothly.
Reaching out in some way is what I mean by making a difference in a younger woman’s life!!
Don’t think that I’m only talking to women in their 60s because even if you’re barely twenty, you can reach out to a teenage girl.
It takes practice to become a Titus 2 woman, so you might as well start as soon as you can!
Young Mom’s Can Get Stressed
I remember getting maxed out on patience when my kids were all young.
I desperately needed an older woman to come alongside me. If I had only had encouragement instead of criticism. What a difference that would have made in my life!
Instead, I chose to become that Titus 2 woman that I was missing when I was only thirty-three.
Yes, I could make a difference in younger woman’s life!
I had much to learn. My life was messy as I struggled to manage our home and homeschool our kids.
I often wasn’t patient.
I tried to love.
We struggled with our marriage.
But I spent time on the phone or having a friend over to encourage her in what I had learned.
Becoming a Mentor in a Younger Woman’s Life
What I needed more than anything else was a mentor. An older woman who could encourage me to love my husband and children. Just to tell me that I was not alone.
I needed an older woman to point me to Jesus.
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children. Titus 2:4
I thought that I was alone in my marital problems. Raising kids wasn’t easy either. We were caught in a vicious cycle not knowing how to go forward.
There is nothing like a friend who comes along side you and teaches you about loving your husband and children.
Making a Difference
I stayed with my son’s family for ten weeks while my DIL was in the hospital.
Then, just as a snow storm was beginning, my son got the call from the hospital that his wife was in labor.
It wasn’t long and my newest grandbaby appeared at nearly 33 weeks and 4.3 pounds by emergency c-section.
We praise and thank God for His mercy!!
You Can Make a Difference Too
Here are a few ideas to get you started . . .
- Will you make a meal?
- Bake cookies?
- Watch a younger woman’s kids for a few hours?
- Listen while she pours her heart out?
Are you willing to make a difference in a younger woman’s life? Share one way you have done that recently or how you plan to do make a difference this week.
Linking up with Grace & Truth Linkup this week!!