Don’t Go At It Alone: The Titus 2 Woman

When my husband and I began our time at Chets three years ago, we were eager to plug in, to serve, and to find a community like the one we had left when we moved from the DC metro area.  The last sermon series we heard at our church in Virginia was entitled, “A place to call home”.  Boy, was it hard to leave after that.

In the months to come, we found a home at Chets, and we are so thankful.  We have found sweet friendships with our fellow lifegroupies (that’s what we call them, right?) and others we have met through attending and serving at Chets.

Particularly after becoming parents a little over a year ago, I realized how narrow our network had become.  Don’t get me wrong, there are few things more valuable than having friends who are going through the same things at the same time as you.  Together with our friends, we’ve wrestled with and prayed through tough times with pregnancies, toddlers, work drama, and more.  But something was missing and I didn’t know it was missing until I found it.  Ever had that happen?

A week ago, I sat at a table with a group of women for a potluck dinner. The different life stages, gifts, and personalities represented were astounding.  I was blown away by God’s ability to unify us over the simplest things: guacamole, for example.

That morning, I had read Titus 2:1-5 and I prayed over those verses again and again, longing – as a young woman – for that type of relationship and example.

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 Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that honors God. They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers.  Instead, they should teach others what is good. These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.”  Titus 2:3-5

In reading this and studying with the She Reads Truth online community, I was reminded that “we cannot and should not try to live and grow in the Gospel alone.”  So true.  I knew right away that I was truly in need of women who have gone before me in the parenting department, the wife department, and the servant of Jesus department.  To model and encourage this life of serving Christ through family and community.

Little did I know that God would answer my request that very night with a group of women who love Jesus and guacamole.

With Chets Women, we are entering into a time of community like never before.  I am eager and excited to see how this all goes down.  God’s hand is clearly on it.  Let’s keep praying.  Let’s invite one another into our lives, our homes.  Let’s continue to see more women living out the calling upon women in Paul’s letter to Titus.

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This post was done as a response to #SheSharesTruth. If you want to read more of the Titus study with She Reads Truth, click the image.

{This article was written by Laura Wilson.  Laura is wife to Aaron and mommy to one sweet and silly little boy.  She serves with Chets Women by leading the Communications team.  As a mom and pediatric speech language pathologist, she carries an artillery of cheerios and toys everywhere she goes.  She loves learning more about the Lord from His Word, family, and Starbucks.}

3 thoughts on “Don’t Go At It Alone: The Titus 2 Woman

  1. I enjoyed your article. Thank you for the info and the new link. Life is a series of seasons. I am a mother of 3 grown children, I have 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. There have been many seasons in my life when I needed others to share my challenges with and God provide them. Enjoy you son. He will grow up before you know it. Thank you for your interesting articles. Blessings. Diana

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