That all changed once I married. My mother-in-law took me under her wings and gave me an appreciation for baking that I never had before.
I observed as she watched one cooking show after another as if she were a student in a classroom. She took notes and used them to improve her own delicious creations.
Mama Shinsky allowed me to borrow recipes from her extensive collection so that I could experiment on my own, calling her occasionally with questions.
My baking has improved over the years. I enjoy trying new things and my husband loves testing them.
The art of teaching from one woman to another is not a new thing. In fact, it was the exact system they had in the church in Crete.
Titus was a missionary who travelled with the apostle Paul to the Island of Crete. He stayed behind after Paul left to help stabilize the foundation of the church.
Crete was under the Roman Empire and was known to have many false teachers. The islanders are described in [biblegateway passage=”Titus 1:12 ” display=”Titus 1:12 “]as liars and evil schemers who indulge in sin.
This must have been an intimidating job for Titus. But Paul did not let him walk in the dark. He instructed Titus on how to proceed with a system that once started, would continue from one generation to the next.
[biblegateway passage=”Titus 2:3-5″ display=”Titus 2:3-5”] (NIV)
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.
Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children,
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.
Titus followed Paul’s lead and mentored the older men and women. They passed on their knowledge to the younger generation of the church. The cycle continues today.
As women, we have been given a priceless responsibility — to lead women less experienced in their Christian walk.
God has already given us what we need to teach through our life experiences. We can teach younger women how to love their husbands and children by showing them how we love our own husband and children.
It’s not easy to find our way in this world. That’s why it’s important for us to mentor each other.
Our wisdom gained in this lifetime provides a treasure box full of teaching for younger women.
This week, I’m linking up with these great ladies:
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