Who likes to be called an “older woman”?! Jul29

In Titus 2:3, “older women” are challenged to “encourage younger women.”  So who are the older women?  I’m often asked, how old do you need to be to become a mentor?  Being an older woman has a little to do with age, and more about what season of life you’re in.  The key is being further down the road in life because you’ll have more life experiences and hopefully wisdom gained from those experiences that you can share with women who are in a “younger” season of life.

No matter what stage of life you’re in, there are always women behind you in age and/or season of life.  If you’re in your twenties, there are younger women or girls in their teens.  If you’re married and have young children, there are women who are newly married and have no children.  Similarly, when you have grown children, there are women around you who are in the midst of raising their kids who would love to have another woman to ask questions to and receive encouragement, wisdom, and prayer support.

The Titus2 Mentoring Women materials are geared toward mentoring young women between the ages of 25 and 40, just because the books selected really speak to the seasons of life women are in during those years. Of course, there are women who get married in their teens and women having children in the 40’s, so there are always exceptions, but for the most part, this is the target age.  The mentor always has the choice to pick a book not on the suggested list and customize it to the particular age and season the women are in.

God has formed a unique story in each of our lives meant to be used for His glory.  As we choose to make ourselves available to younger women, we become the fragrance of Christ to a world that desperately needs Him!  Jesus’ last words to His followers were to “go and make disciples.”  This is what Titus2 Mentoring Women is all about . . . encouraging younger women to be followers of Christ in whatever roles He’s placed them in.

So step out in faith and trust that God can use these clay pots He created!!

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.”  2 Corinthians 4:7

For His glory and the next generation,

Regina

Who likes to be called an “older woman”?! Jul29

In Titus 2:3, “older women” are challenged to “encourage younger women.”  So who are the older women?  I’m often asked, how old do you need to be to become a mentor?  Being an older woman has a little to do with age, and more about what season of life you’re in.  The key is being further down the road in life because you’ll have more life experiences and hopefully wisdom gained from those experiences that you can share with women who are in a “younger” season of life.

No matter what stage of life you’re in, there are always women behind you in age and/or season of life.  If you’re in your twenties, there are younger women or girls in their teens.  If you’re married and have young children, there are women who are newly married and have no children.  Similarly, when you have grown children, there are women around you who are in the midst of raising their kids who would love to have another woman to ask questions to and receive encouragement, wisdom, and prayer support.

The Titus2 Mentoring Women materials are geared toward mentoring young women between the ages of 25 and 40, just because the books selected really speak to the seasons of life women are in during those years. Of course, there are women who get married in their teens and women having children in the 40’s, so there are always exceptions, but for the most part, this is the target age.  The mentor always has the choice to pick a book not on the suggested list and customize it to the particular age and season the women are in.

God has formed a unique story in each of our lives meant to be used for His glory.  As we choose to make ourselves available to younger women, we become the fragrance of Christ to a world that desperately needs Him!  Jesus’ last words to His followers were to “go and make disciples.”  This is what Titus2 Mentoring Women is all about . . . encouraging younger women to be followers of Christ in whatever roles He’s placed them in.

So step out in faith and trust that God can use these clay pots He created!!

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.”  2 Corinthians 4:7

For His glory and the next generation,

Regina

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