"Do you think many of our older Christian sisters in Christ would reply? Or are the majority too busy enjoying their lives now that they have time to themselves?"
The answers she got were both thoughtful and gracious: maybe older women are afraid or feel inadequate. Maybe they don't know you well enough. I'd like to add another "maybe" to the pot--maybe they haven't been trained up themselves.
The women who are now a generation ahead of me were becoming adults in the 60's and 70's--the time of feminism, hippies, women's lib, free love, the pill, no-fault divorce, and Roe v. Wade. They were bombarded with the ideas of Gloria Steinham and Betty Friedan who set out to liberate women from the exact things Titus 2 says they needed to learn. (For more information on feminism's Marxist roots, you can wade through the articles at Ladies Against Feminism or read So Much More.) And sadly enough, these ideas have not been barred from the church. Let's face it, a preacher takes his life (or at least his day job) into his hands these days preaching from texts like Titus 2:3-5, 1 Timothy 2:9-15, 5:3-16, or 1 Corinthians 14:34-36! Maybe a lot of older Christian women simply don't know much about what they're supposed to be teaching.
This leads me to my second, and much more personal thought: If these ladies do exist and came out of the woodwork of our churches, would we be willing to listen to them?
I am a child of the 70's. My mother's generation has empowered me. I can be all that I can be, even in the army! I've grown up understanding that children can be killed before birth and old people are burdens. I've been taught to follow my feelings and that everything is relative to how I think about it. I can have it my way, right away. I deserve a break today. I'm worth it! And I believe the Scripture calls me a stiffnecked fool.
With teaching and training comes breaking. (Ask those folks in the army.) I don't want "yes mams" for coaches, but women who will teach me God's Word even if it hurts. But my own ideas of how things should run have to be laid down in order to ascribe to something else. And I find this dying to self thing very difficult.