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There is a big focus among Christian women to strive to be a Proverbs 31 woman! It is that lofty goal I think all of us want to attain. But there is another woman we should seek to be like! A woman who can go on to mentor and help mold that Proverbs 31 woman. She is the Titus 2 woman! What about a Titus 2 ministry? Should we strive for that as well?

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Growing into a Titus 2 Ministry – A Letter to My Younger Self

What would you tell yourself if you could write a letterTitus 2 Ministry From a Proverbs 31 Woman 2 and send it back in time? Think about all the advice and wisdomTitus 2 Ministry From a Proverbs 31 Woman 4 you now possess that you would share with your younger self.

I don’t believe in having regrets.  Everything in life is a lesson.

 

 

But there is a lot about my life I would have advised myself to do differently. I would have learned to cookTitus 2 Ministry From a Proverbs 31 Woman 6 much sooner (or at all!), I would have learned how to manage financesTitus 2 Ministry From a Proverbs 31 Woman 8, the list goes on and on.

There are many mistakes I could have avoided with the benefit of a Titus 2 ministryTitus 2 Ministry From a Proverbs 31 Woman 10 to guide me, that’s for sure. But mistakes are ok! We learn from them and grow from them and hopefully pass those lesson on to others!

 

I Needed a Mentor – I Wasn’t Taught How to Be a Wife

I wasn’t taught how to be a wife and I wasn’t taught how to be a mother. Everything I learned I had to learn the hard way. And oh boy did I make some mistakes along the way!  I made some doozies!

I got married at 19 and divorced at 21 with a baby! There was nothing wrong with my first husband or even with our marriage. We are still friendly even today! I just didn’t know how to be married! I didn’t know how to handle conflict.

The day after I got married we got in our VW Bug and drove from New York to Virginia because he was in the military. I had no one there to guide me or help me through what, in hindsight, were normal marital issues.

There I was, isolated and alone!

I have so much advice and wisdom gained through trials that would have spared my younger self (and others) so much pain and heartache.

But through a Titus 2 ministry, I can help younger women learn from those gains!

 

The Impact of Titus 2 Mentoring

You see, we all want to aspire to be Proverbs 31Titus 2 Ministry From a Proverbs 31 Woman 12 women but we are not to stop there. Some see that as the end game, the crowning achievement. But it’s not!

 

 

We are to learn those lessons to go on and achieve what Titus 2 calls us to:

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. 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 ESV


Titus 2 Ministry – A Biblical Responsibility

We are to conduct ourselves appropriately so that we can then mentor younger women (whether they be our daughters or younger women within the Church).

Although we may not be able to send those letters back in time to ourselves, we can BE those letters, living epistles if you will, to other women and help them go on to be the wives and mothers they aspire to be!

 

 

We have a Biblical responsibility to mentor younger women as we grow older. What an impactful ministry that is! God has called us to that Titus 2 ministry!

 

 

Mentoring Christian Women 

If I am not actively mentoring Christian women, if I am not actively teaching young women and girls what I have learned from the mistakes I made along the way and I sit back and watch them make those same mistakes, then not only have I failed to be obedient to the Word but ALL those lessons I have learned benefit no one but me.

Even worse, someone could experience a hardship that I could have possibly helped prevent.

It is very difficult to open up and share your failures; your failures as a wife, a mother, a daughter.

It is tough to do!!

But those failures, those mistakes, come with invaluable wisdom gained. Our mistakes are not in vain!!

They could be simple mistakes.

 

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Like when I was first married, I thought it would be ok to use dishwashing soapTitus 2 Ministry From a Proverbs 31 Woman 14 in the dishwasher. After cleaning a ton of suds off my kitchen floor I quickly learned that it was not a good plan.

I have shared that nugget of wisdom with my daughters. They will never do that thanks to my experience (and hopefully the fact that they have more sense than I did!).

Then there are bigger, more painful mistakes to share. Those are not as easy or as hilarious as suds on the floor but they are more valuable.


Proverbs 31 Woman to Titus 2 Mentor

If you are a young woman just starting off in life, then sure, strive to be that Proverbs 31 woman.

Will it always go as planned? No! It’s a challenge! Will you mess up? Plenty! And there is nothing wrong with that!!

It is through those messes that God refines us and makes us who we are so that we CAN share with others through that Titus 2 ministry!  He gives us the grace to pull through them and learn from them!

Every time you slip up, it will be a lesson that one day your daughter or your niece or a young woman in your church could learn from.

So don’t make becoming a Proverbs 31 woman the goal line for yourself. Make it a stepping stone to fulfilling that much needed, valued, Titus 2 ministry that so many young women need today.

 

 

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My name is Diane and I am a wife and mom, a Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus) and yes, a blogger. I live in BEAUTIFUL Northwestern Connecticut and when I am not blogging, you will find me spending time with my husband and kiddos…or up in my craft room designing custom tumblers, making reading pillows or quilting! I am also an avid amateur genealogist and love researching my family history!

22 Thoughts on “Titus 2 Ministry From a Proverbs 31 Woman”

  • This is a great post. Women definitely benefit from having loving mentors pour into their lives. I wish I had Christian mentors in my life when I was a 19 year old newlywed – I would have benefited from their wisdom!

  • Such a good truth! I realized a few years ago that I am now in the Titus 2 Category. I was in a homeschool group for my second set of kids. I realized I was answering questions more than asking them. Mentoring more than being mentored. Teaching instead of learning. I realized it was much a much greater responsibility than getting up early and preparing the family for the day. It was helping other younger Mother’s do not only learn how to do that, but to see their worth and value. Great post!

  • Such a good point, I’ve been having a similar conversation with my sister in law. I tell my friends multiple times that I can’t believe no one told me how hard motherhood is or gave me any tips to help. I mentor young women and it’s something I hope to do for my whole life.

  • I love how you described becoming a Proverbs 31 woman a stepping stone. Thank you for that new thought! I know we never “arrive,” but God continues to mold me and shape me to be more like His Son. I won’t reach that goal this side of eternity, but I can pass on to other the wisdom He’s given me as I made mistakes and grown through them. Thank you for this powerful reminder. I loved your words here! Bless you!

  • I love how you describe the process from Proverbs 31 woman to Titus 2 mentor. I will say that there have been times where I am mentored by younger women. Age is not always a requirement for mentoring and I have been blessed as a result.Thank you for sharing this at #TellHisStory.

  • It’s amazing how God confirms things to you when you ask Him what it is that He wants you to do next for Him, when you align yourself with the purpose for your life. I was sharing yesterday from my heart in a Christian group yesterday about how I didn’t learn about Christian relationships and how to be a woman of God when I first got saved at 17, but that I have no regrets of the things I went through to become the woman I am today, because God used it all to build my faith and character. I shared how sometimes people are ashamed to share what they have been through in life, when God wants to use it to minister to others; I was one of those people, but not anymore. I openly share what I have been through in life because it encourages others and brings hope. Then I came across your blog post on Pinterest and it confirms that God has been using me to speak into other women’s lives as a Titus 2 mentor. Thank you for sharing this, I have shared the link to this website in my online Women’s group, Daughters of the King.

    • Thank you so much!! I am so glad it gave you confirmation and you are such a blessing to so many people by sharing your story!!

  • I love this and it certainly hits close to home:) I still have a hard time acknowledging that I’ve already moved into this Titus 2 season of life! Although I will admit that having a Titus 2 ministry is a privilege and a joy.

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