Friday Forum: Titus 2:3 Teachers of Good Things

Discuss Titus 2:3

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The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things

Here is your opportunity M* readers. Tell us about the teacher(s) of good things in your life.

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About JA Benson

Joanna entered the world as a BYU baby. Continuing family tradition, she graduated BYU with a degree in Elementary Education and taught for several years. Growing up in Salt Lake County, her favorite childhood hobbies were visiting cemeteries and eavesdropping on adult conversations. Her ancestral DNA is multi-ethnic and she is Mormon pioneer stock on every familial line. Joanna resides in the Southeastern USA with her five children ranging in age from 8 to 24. Her husband passed away in 2009. She is an avid reader and a student of history. Her current intellectual obsession is Sephardic Jewish history, influence and genealogy. She served as a board member for her local chapter of Families with Children from China. She is the author of “DNA Mormons?” Summer Sunstone 2007 http://www.bycommonconsent.com/2007/04/dna-mormons/ and “Becoming Hong Mei`s Mother” in the Winter Sunstone 2009 http://theredbrickstore.com/sunstone/becoming-hong-meis-mother/.

6 thoughts on “Friday Forum: Titus 2:3 Teachers of Good Things

  1. My gospel essentials teacher as I was considering being baptized and the first few months after I was baptized was really, really good. He had a way of explaining things that made sense. It was almost as if the things he concentrated on were aimed directly at me and my worries. That is an incredibly important calling.

  2. Love this week’s cartoon, Joanna. You have a talent!

    I echo Geoff’s comment on the importance of good gospel essentials teachers. And, don’t forget the need for other members to attend the class as well. Without a group of supportive members attending, it can be difficult to have a meaningful discussion in class.

    My life has been filled with good teachers, too numerous to name individually, but my junior high band teacher stands out as someone who was truly a good teacher. She did more than teach me to play an instrument, she taught me about life and how to face trial without complaint. She battled breast cancer and continued teaching and conducting concerts. She was a remarkable woman!

  3. My parents have taught me the huge majority of the good things I know. They have executed their stewardship over me extremely well.

    I learned something from each of my mission companions, but my penultimate comp was really great. He taught me that you can love someone before you know them, before you even see them. I just sent an email to that good man.

    Working with the brethren of the Seattle North Stake presidency and high council was like having a dumptruck full of good things backed up to my mind.

  4. I come from a family of teachers. My cousin Jena Vee Clegg Holland was a dedicated teacher who taught high school, traveled around the world, and went on to teach at BYU. She did all this with a family in a day most women did not work. I am honored to have known her.

    I have several other uncles and cousins are/were also educators. My father taught high school for a few years and my mother taught elementary school. One of my sisters was also an elementary school teacher. I graduated with a BS in elementary education and taught a few years in pre-school, kindergarten and second grade.

    I am grateful for several teachers of good things in my life. Mrs. Vandermeade in the fourth grade made school fun and was patient with me. At BYU I enjoyed several wonderful teachers. Robert Matthews gave me a deeper understanding and testimony of the Savior. James Jacobs a professor of children’s literature, was enthusiastic and an example of joyful teaching. Wade E Miller was a fascinating science professor.

  5. Thank you jjohnson for noticing the comic.

    Love this week’s cartoon, Joanna. You have a talent!

    Finally!! We have discovered my true talent :) Thanks Brian.

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