August 11, 2005

Women Discipling Women

It has been said that Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I am curious about how many of us Christian women have been discipled, taught and mentored by older women in the faith.

In Titus 2:3 it tells us, "Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4 Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. "

What does this mean to you? I ask this because although I have certain women in the faith that have provided me with wisdom, experience and reassurance, I can not say that I have had a Titus 2 woman to guide me.

Over the years I've relied on scripture, prayer and faith that God will continue to help me be the woman in Christ He intended me to be and that I'll be able to train my daughters to do so as well.

I've also welcomed and appreciated the young women in my church that have taught my daughters Sunday school or led them in AWANA. I see how my daughters have looked up to these young ladies and my prayer is that as these women continue to mature in their faith they will be able to provide my daughters with the Titus 2 woman I never had.

What does it mean to be a Titus 2 woman?

Have you been discipled be a woman? If so, please email me and share your experiences. I'd love to put them up.

What sort of problems do you feel are common within the church as far as women discipling women?

What sort have pressure have you felt, if any, to be that Titus 2 woman? Or to subject yourself to the leading of another Christan woman?

How do we mentor in truth and love, even though we may feel the woman or young lady is the mold of what we think a Christian woman should be?

Please email me with your experiences.