ezer’s handbook

you asked the question: “so now what?”
we pray that “ezer’s handbook” offers you a variety of opportunities to help build a culture of life.

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him” (Genesis 2:18).  (“Helper” in Hebrew is Ezer)

 

mentor from a house built on firm foundation!

The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down (Proverbs 14:1).

 

mentor confidence in the created order!

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” (Genesis 2:18)

 

mentor biblical womanhood

A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised
(Proverbs 31:30b)

 

practice & mentor hospitality

Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality (Romans 12:13)

 

mentor a changed attitude

For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord… (2 Corinthians 4:5)

 

mentor self control

The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us… to purify for Himself a people… who are zealous for good works (Titus 2:12-13)

 

mentor the vocation of motherhood

The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living (Genesis 3:20)

 

mentor christ’s love for children

And they were bringing children to Him that He might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, He was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God… And He took them in His arms and blessed them, laying His hands on them. (Mark 10:13-16)

 

practice generational mentoring

One generation shall commend Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts…They shall speak of the might of Your awesome deeds, and I will declare Your greatness. (Psalm 145:4,6)

 

mentor purity & chivalry

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)[Treat] older women as mothers… younger women as sisters, in all purity (1 Timothy 5:2)

Urge the younger men to be self-controlled (Titus 2:6)

 

mentor a respect for human life

You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works… Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in Your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me
(Psalm 139:13-16)

 

mentor hope & healing

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound… to comfort all who mourn
(Isaiah 61:1-2)

 

mentor & encourage biblical manhood

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her (Ephesians 5:25)Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness… urge the younger men to be self-controlled. (Titus 2:2, 6)