Ever since I started working for Love and Respect in 2005 as director of my parent’s conferences, the area of mentorship and discipleship has been on my heart. At every event, I would see men and women committing to live out their marriages in a way that honored Christ and His heart for relationships, regardless of how their spouses chose to act. Many healthy couples left the conference with a stronger partnership, and many broken couples took their first steps towards healing.
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I would always think, what better way to keep these couples active in their commitment than if they had someone younger to share their experience with. Someone to say, “Hey, this was something we learned about ourselves, about God, about marriage, etc., and we want to share it with you.”
It might be following the example of the older women in Titus 2 who are instructed to teach the younger women, or the many examples of actively seeking wisdom throughout Proverbs, or following the legacy of godly people who have gone before us like young Josiah did when he was growing up.
We always always have the opportunity to teach or be taught.
This is my prayer: May your eyes be open today to someone who may need a listening ear or a wise word from someone like you. And may you be humble enough to receive wisdom and instruction from those around you who know much more than you.