Dear Older Women,
It may be out of your comfort zone to strike up a conversation with someone 20 years younger than you, but it may be one of the most (mutually) rewarding things you can do. Reaching out to the next generation produces fruit well beyond a neighborhood walk or a coffee date.
You probably don’t realize the gifts you have to offer and how much us younger women need what you have to give. We need your encouragement, support, and Godly counsel. We need to hear about your triumphs and failures, your joys and sorrows.
You have the opportunity to pour into others what God has poured into you. We may seem unapproachable or disinterested sometimes, but keep hounding us. Once we experience the benefits of consistent accountability, wisdom, and friendship from an older woman, you won’t be able to keep us away.
Please come alongside us, disciple us, help us become women after God’s own heart. Encourage us to love our husbands and children. Challenge us to serve selflessly. Stir up in us a passion for prayer and studying Scripture. Model what it means to live a pure and set-apart life for Christ.
There is an eternal return on your investment. You plant Godly seeds in us that will be sown in our relationships with others. Good fruit will be passed on to our family, friends, and coworkers. Your investment trickles down to the next generation as we follow your lead and begin pouring into the young women we encounter.
You have an important role to play in the spiritual formation of younger women. We are eager to let you become an active part of our lives. Please do.
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