Titus 2:4 These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children.
I turned 47 this year. Three of my children are now adults. Does that mean I can count myself an older woman? Because I want to teach you younger women something. Love your husbands. Love your children.
Here are our definitions of love from 1 Corinthians 13.
Love is patient. What does patience with your child look like on you? (and with your husband if you are married)
Love is kind. What does kindness look like and sound like when you interact with your family?
Love is not jealous. Can you spot any places where jealousy lurks?
Love is not boastful or proud. Love isn’t happy to be proved right.
Love is not rude. (Hint: Instead, it is meek and gentle.)
Love does not demand its own way. Consider the interests of others in the decision.
Love is not irritable. What does that mean when you are talking with your family?
Love keeps no record of wrongs done. Neither your husband nor your children owe you anything. Love is selfless. It’s not about you. Jesus paid your debt on the cross and theirs too. If you want your debt wiped out by the blood of Jesus (and you do), then you need to count everyone else’s debt wiped out as well!
Love never gives up. Where have you been tempted to give up?
Love never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. How can you do that? Give thanks. Praise. Remember your good and perfect God is still and will always be good and perfect. Trust Him and rejoice.