Did you ever think or say: I wished somebody would have told me? I did many times before and I still do. I wonder what would have happened if I would have been raised in a true Christian home. I often think of how much easier my homemaker’s life could have turned out to be if I would have been taught a few (more) skills while I was young. But let’s put aside wishful thinking, roll up the sleeves and get busy!
Titus 2:3-5 gives us further instructions:
the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things – that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. (NKJV)
I know it mentions quite a few things to teach but today I want to stick to the homemakers part. If you are an older woman, have you yet considered to pass on your knowledge to younger women? Or, if you are a younger woman, have you ever asked any of the older women if she would teach you some of the household skills she is good at?
There are those younger ones who love to learn from others and then there are those who do not want to be taught. On the other side, there are some lovely elderly ladies who love to share their gained skills with the younger women, while some others may want to keep their own method of accomplishing things their secret. But, say, isn’t it sad when, even within the same family, wisdom on how to create beautiful things does not get handed down? 😦
What have you experienced in the beginning of your homemaker’s journey? How have you developed the skills you are good in now? How do you think and feel about the whole issue of older women teaching younger ones?