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For Older Women Too,
This review is from: Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe (Paperback)
I recommend this book for us older women to read as well as the young moms. I can forget how big my burden was back when all mine were little if I am not careful. The busy-ness of teens and young adults present me a different burden but I can neglect my duty as a Christian to fulfill Titus 2. Sometimes we older moms close our eyes to the needs of these young moms. The "I paid my dues" mentality is farfrom Christlike. This book will remind us, burden us, and challenge us to step up to the plate and help these young ladies. It is our godly responsibility. Perhaps these young moms are hurting because older ones aren't serving as we should?
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Initial post: Jan 14, 2013 9:51:48 PM PST
D. Yoder says:
Thank you for this comment!! I totally agree and sure wish someone would have been willing to walk alongside of me. When I reached out to older ladies, the answer I always got was, "You're doing just fine". Now, it's my turn and I look forward to the journey of walking alongside other Moms.
Posted on Feb 22, 2015 9:54:18 PM PST
I so appreciate your comment! I was a young mother with two children two years and a baby. The older women in our church brushed me off or told me to buck up when I ventured to ask for help. I quickly learned that I wasn't supposed to ask these Christian ladies for help and furthermore I was expected to take on extra work at the church because I was "young and full of energy". That couldn't have been farther from the truth. I'm not a slacker, but I can only handle so much. It would have been such a relief to have an older, experienced mother to come alongside and encourage instead of tear down. To offer to ease the load instead of adding to it and then ridiculing me when I couldn't handle it. I so wish that other women would adopt an attitude of helpfulness and kindness toward tired young mothers.
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