Saturday, February 2, 2008
Learning from older women
You have already met my Mum through her post The wisdom only God can give. Here she is teaching me to clean my windows. In the book Family Practice Elizabeth Elliot suggests that the command for older women to teach the younger women is primarily a practical one. Older women can help the younger women through practically showing them how to care for their homes and families. This is the way Mum helped me this week, when she came over to show me how to clean windows. I encourage you to seek out an older woman to teach you a practical task you have not yet mastered - perhaps dusting, or cleaning the shower, or baking bread. Most women would be only too happy to share their skills and experiences with someone who cared to know.