A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to a mom’s group. I thought at the time that I was going to a Bible study but it turned out to be a mom’s group.
At this group we listened to a little devotional, a yummy recipe was handed out and talked about, and then the ladies discussed questions about motherhood. These questions were turned in ahead of time; the moderator brought them up and let the room give suggestions and opinions. The questions could be anything from potty training to handling in-laws to pregnancy to breastfeeding. It was really neat to hear the different perspectives.
Leaving there, I was inspired by the thought that woman need each other.
How much can we learn, how much more success can we achieve by listening to the wisdom and experience of other women who have gone before.
There was a young woman who was expecting who had a lot of questions. The other moms and I were able to give her insight about how our pregnancy and birthing experiences went.
Titus 2 says “The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”
In Titus, it speaks of the older woman teaching the younger woman. I’m not ancient, but I do have experience. My experience can help someone else. It is important for me to mentor other “younger” women. It is important for you to reach out to other less-experienced women to teach them.
It is also important me to sit at the feet of other older, more experienced woman and get wisdom for the path that I am traveling.
We need each other. We all have different life circumstances and challenges. We all can learn from each other. God has given each of us different experiences so that we can help each other. We need each other.
Don’t hog your experiences! Share them. Help someone else. You never know how your story might just be what another mom needs. I need you! You need me!