Thursday, October 24, 2013

Why Older Women?

Why does God want older women to mentor the younger women?  I see all these younger women teaching other women and I wonder how they do it.  I think the Lord wants older women teaching younger women because they have the time to do it.

James Dobson gives a great reason to not be too busy during your child raising years ~

Crowded lives produce fatigue, fatigue produces irritability, and irritability produces indifference.  Indifference can be interpreted by the child as a lack of genuine affection and a sense of belonging.  Children just don't fit into a "to do" list very well.  It takes time to be an effective parent when children small.  It takes time to introduce them to good books.  It takes time to fly kites and play ball and put together jigsaw puzzles.  It takes time to listen, once more, to the skinned-knee episode and talk about the bird with the broken wing.  These are building blocks of family life, held together with the mortar
of love.  It seldom materializes amidst busy timetables.

This is one reason God wants older women to teach the younger women to be keepers at home.  When I encourage you to be a keeper at home, I encourage you to spend your time and energy on raising your children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord,  love and please your husband, fix nourishing food, keep a tidy home, etc.  NOT spend your time on things that take your time away from these important things. 

Another reason, I believe, is that older women don't get offended as easily.  I read these blogs of young women who close down their blog if they get offended or if they get criticized and attacked, it causes them to get upset and stressed out.  They have children to protect, are younger, and don't have the life experiences that older women have.

If you are blessed to be able to be home full-time, don't use that time on outside ministries.  Use it on ministering to your family.  Your children will be grown up before you know it and you will have plenty of time to teach the younger women how to be godly wives and mothers.

I will therefore that the younger women marry, 
bear children, guide the house, 
give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
I Timothy 5:14

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