I have recently had the pleasure of joining a group of women at our church who are interested in doing life, specifically motherhood, together. The vision of the group falls in line with Titus 2: 3-5:
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.
We are building a community of young moms and “seasoned moms” and those in between who can mutually benefit from life experience. When I had just my two older children. They were 2 and itty bitty, I was blessed to be part of a community of moms. It was quite literally a life line for me. Even though I had known all my life that I wanted to be a mom, I didn’t necessarily know what I was doing when I actually became one. Being in community with other moms who were in the trenches and those who had come out on the other side and lived to tell the tale was life changing and refreshing for me.
I am excited to continue this type of fellowship in our current town and also be able to share through this forum what we are learning.
Community is crucial. We are not designed to be lone rangers. When we try to go it alone, we often end up feeling discouraged and bogged down. We don’t often realize that the things we experience as moms (and wives and women and people) are normal and not unique to us.
Please join me on Tuesdays and I share thoughts, ramblings and encouragement for women (specifically) and anyone else who’d like to follow along.
How do you engage in community?