Younger women are intimidating
They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.(Titus 2:3-5) These verses give shape and purpose to women’s ministry, whether formal or informal.It’s a common story: again and again, I speak to young women who long for an older woman to mentor them, but who have found no-one with the time, energy or inclination to do so.On the rare occasions when older women do mentor young women, biblical womanhood is often missing from the agenda.There are four main topics older women will discuss with younger women.The first two are also taught by men to men, but the second two are uniquely relevant to women.Women’s ministries often struggle with a lack of clear direction.Even in churches without an organized women’s ministry, it can be hard for women to know how to encourage other women.
My friends and I brainstormed and came up with some possibilities: As we encourage women’s ministry to women, these are some of the obstacles we may have to overcome.Books and talks on biblical womanhood tend to be strong on practice and weak on principle.Women’s teaching often degenerates into a list of dos and don’ts—for example, kiss your husband when he walks in the door, have regular dates with your children and keep your cupboards organized.It’s all very well to say that older women should be teaching and training young women, but what are they to teach?Let’s look at Titus 2:3-5 in the broader context of the chapter and see what’s on the curriculum.
by Practical It's not a secret that one of the biggest obstacles that men have toward approaching very attractive women is the fact that they are intimidated by them.