Titus 2 commands older women to train younger women in a variety of ways. One of the ways women grow in understanding God’s design for them is to learn from women who have gone before them. “Titus 2 Tuesday’s” is our attempt to encourage you in biblical womanhood via the internet. In each post we hope to introduce you to a godly woman who has wisdom to share about her journey through this Christian life. Today’s Titus 2 Tuesday interview is with Maria Moore. Maria is the wife of Russell Moore, the chairman of the board for CBMW. We really like her and think you will too!
How did you become a Christian?
Moore: When I was seventeen, I was faithful to attend church. But I wondered how I was different from my friends at church. I started asking questions, reading my Bible, and really listening to the pastor as he preached the Gospel each week. I grew up in church, so I knew the Gospel, but I started to understand what Jesus was saying when He said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” God opened my ears and allowed me to hear about His gift of life everlasting through the blood of His sinless Son. I knew then that I was disobedient and needed His blood to cover my sins.
How long have you been married? And how many children do you have?
Moore: I have been married for 18 years. We have been blessed with five boys, ages 11 to 1.
What do you enjoy most about being a wife and mother?
Moore: The conversations I am blessed to have with my husband are a highlight of my day. When I am able to serve my husband, I am thankful. I also enjoy the conversations with my boys. They range from questions about the differences between Judas and Peter betraying Jesus to the different helmets for their Lego men. I love hearing what they have on their mind.
What is one piece of advice you would give a wife and mother?
Moore: I like to remind myself of Christ laying down Himself for the church. If I find myself exhausted with a sink full of dishes waiting, I think of how Christ gave up His life for me. My exhaustion is a tiny sacrifice compared to His.
If you could tell your younger self something about biblical womanhood, what would it be?
Moore: When I fear the unknown, I must rest in the loving Father who has never forsaken me. A verse that comes to mind is, “You heard the voice of my pleas for mercy when I cried to you for help” Psalm 31:22.
Who is an older woman who has influenced you?
Moore: There is a list of women who have influenced me; however, they are not necessarily older in years. Danna Stinson, Diane Schreiner, Mary Mohler, and Virginia Walker have all been ladies I have sought for their example and looked to for advice.
What is one way older women can encourage the next generation to embrace God’s design for women?
Moore: Older women can love younger women by being a part of their lives, being available to them and assisting them in routine tasks. Younger wives and mothers will be more open to hear from older women as they clean out the refrigerator or fold a load of clothes. This multitasking during this busy time of their lives is not only practically helpful but also spiritually helpful.
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