The Older Woman

Posted By on June 8, 2012

Here is a beautiful poem from my friend Andrea Schwartz. If you need a Titus 2 woman to help you get your bearings, she is ready to help. Visit her website to find out more.

The Older Woman

When young I was married and expecting the bliss
That was penned in novels or written in scripts
I quickly discovered that marriage demanded more
Than gifts from the wedding and being carried through the door.

…read the rest here.

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About The Author

Carmon Friedrich has been married to Steven for 29 years, and they have 10 children who keep insisting on growing up and moving away, but they look forward to grandchildren coming back to visit. They live in the boondocks in northern California where they continue to homeschool the ones still at home, and where they all enjoy reading books from their huge home library.

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3 Responses to “The Older Woman”

  1. sarahfowler says:

    Thank you for sharing – it is a beautiful poem! I am so thankful for the older women in my life who have taken the time to pray with me and encourage me to obey God’s Word! For all you mature ladies… your life isn’t over when your kids leave home, we younger ladies still need you! Please love us, teach us and pray for us so that Christ’s church may be strengthened for His glory. :)

  2. KingsDaughter says:

    I enjoyed the poem.
    But older is a relative word. When do you become an ‘older woman?’ As a twenty-something would I be an older woman for young girls? Or do I have to be married and have raised children to qualify as a mentor?

  3. Hello, KingsDaughter! In Scripture, when Paul addresses older women, he uses the Greek word “presbytis,” which means “aged” and is the same root word used for “elders” in the church. The implication is that this is an elderly woman who has gone through many years of marriage and childrearing and has a reputation to back up her authority. But, yes, young women can also be mentors to their younger sisters in Christ. Paul tells Timothy that he is to treat older men as fathers and older women as mothers, while peers are to be treated as brothers and sisters. I think older “young women” who are following Christ whole-heartedly and living out the commands of Scripture have a huge part to play as role models to their younger sisters in Christ. The danger, though, comes when unmarried young women without children try to teach younger sisters in Christ about marriage and child-rearing. Technically, they can only teach theory, as they don’t have the real-life experience or the reputation to back up their teaching. But teaching about modesty, reverence, obedience, and other daughterly/sisterly topics is needed and important. So be that mentor to your younger sisters in Christ, and God bless you as you walk alongside other young ladies!

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