That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, [To be] discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:4-5
How do I love my children? I don't have any to love! Or do I...
I am surrounded by children! They are not mine, but I can still set an example for them, and practice being a role model for my own children someday. I would like to have many!
There are different aspects of loving your children. One is preparing your body to bear children. Getting on a healthy steady diet, keeping your body in shape, and helping your body be fit and ready. I need to work hard on this myself.
Another way we can prepare is mentally. Think ahead on everything. Someday, your children will hear stories of when you were growing up. How you met Daddy, things you said, things you did, and do you really want the things you are saying and doing now to get passed on to future generations? I have just recently realized this, and it made me take a second look at my life.
And lastly, to prepare by watching, listening, and talking to godly older women who have children and see what methods they used, what worked, what didn't, and ask for any tips they have to share. This is one of my favorite ways to prepare. It is interesting seeing how things affected their children when the parents did this or that. Be open and humble, and soak it up.
These are just a few of the ways as single ladies, we can prepare to one day love our children
Until next time,