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Robin is the author of For All Who Wander, her relatable memoir about wrestling with doubt that reads much like a conversation with a friend. She's as Southern as sugar-shocked tea, married to her college sweetheart, and has three children. An empty nester with a full life, she's determined to...

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  1. Mentoring has been on my heart lately. Looking back, I know I would have benefited from having a mentor, but I didn’t. It’s on my heart to have a mentor myself now in my twenties and also to be a mentor. Yesterday, I featured on my blog a ministry that offers information/resources for women who want to mentor and young women who want to be mentored. It’s an awesome ministry: http://www.moretobe.com

  2. Do you hve a link for the companion pieces about considerations for mentoring relationships and becoming a mentor?

  3. Mentoring is a necessary component to healthy human development. I pray people into my children’s lives because I understand that there are others which must also be the wind beneath their wings, expand their horizons, and reinfoce the faith we walk in daily. Yet, as adults we also need mentors, other women that can show us the way, speak health and vitality into our emotional, spiritual, and everyday lives. I would not be half the woman I am had it not been for mentors who sought me out, and whom I sought out. Thanks for this wonderful insight!

    • floralba, I remember dying on the inside when I was a young mother for a woman a few years ahead of me to seek me out. I was too shy to ask for help, but I was desperate. As my children get older, it’s something I want to be intentional about (and funny, I’m still shy but on the other side!!).

  4. This July I hosted a “Titus Woman Mentor Brunch…a Royal Sisterhood Celebration!” Attire was ” Summertime Girly Fun”. I had it at a fancy B&B. Orange & Pink flowers were the centerpieces-gifts to take home later 🙂 Oooh it was such FUN! I moved to Germany in Aug, for 2 yrs. w/my family . I wanted to honor these ladies before I left. (b/c you never know what plans God has up his sleeve! ) I was blessed to have 7 Mentors & 2 Best Friends attend. (2 Pastor Wives, 1 adopted Grandma, 1 Entrepreneur coach, 1 Prayer Minister/Counselor, plus my Mom & Mom-in-law). I gave them each a ‘soaking’ music cd too. (Kimberly & Alberto Rivera “We will Run”) But probably the most valuable thing (I’m hoping!) were the words of affirmation I was able to speak over them, for who they were & the important role they had played in my life. Sometimes women don’t realize the important life-empowering words they speak into others hearts! For moms at home, especially, to hear that their counsel & encouragement truly changed a life–I believe is HUGE. I intend to pay it forward with the people HE drops in my lap. Why not host your own little get-together to honor the people who have mentored you? If you don’t have a mentor…ask Jesus to send you one!! Thank you Robin for this wonderful post!

    • Mindy,

      Oh mah word, girlieQ…you ARE blessed! To have SEVEN mentors to honor? Wow. TRUE blessing. Yes! Paying it forward is lovely…and I’d dare say Biblical (that’s pretty much what Paul tells Timothy in 2 Timothy 2…..

      Your enthusiasm and challenge is inspiring. THANK you! 🙂

  5. Holy smokes, Robin! My man and I were just talking about this! Thank you for sharing why mentors are important, and for doing so with clarity. L*O*V*E!

    And BTW? I totally consider you a mentor~especially related to all things parenting! You got it goin’ on, girl!

  6. As a near 30 year old my mentor plays a huge role in my life. I have learned so much from my mentor and have been so inspired by her example. When we have children of our own this is definitely something I want to implement in their lives. I believe all teens needs a solid mentor, outside of their parents, as an extra source of support and guidance.

  7. Mentoring. That’s what my life has been about. Older women mentoring me. My investment in mentoring teens. Those teens mentoring my own children. It has had such a profound effect on my life that it is no wonder God has brought it all together at http://www.moretobe.com.