Being a keeper at home is an integral part of that design. It’s not oppressive, it’s not what the culture has come to think of and define it as. It’s wonderful when it’s embraced from a heart of obedience, knowing that God has our very best interest at heart.
It is the only true liberation of women.
“What can we do to remedy that?” “To bring her back to her family’s kingdom?”
I’ve come to believe something about this touchy issue…it has everything to do with what you THINK about it.
Admittedly, we’ve done things our way for so long, it truly isn’t as easy as snapping a finger, and all the women who long to be homemakers can quit their jobs tomorrow and come home. For some, it may be that simple. But many feel trapped in a two-income quandry.
But let me stress that the reason I write on this blog is not to make people feel bad about where they are; it is to overturn a destructive way of thinking.
See, if you are thinking in the direction of your role as keeper at home, your lifestyle will gravitate to that. You will make decisions and life choices that move you in that direction.
It will affect how you view your finances, debt, spending money, how you raise your children–everything.
It shouldn’t be so much whether a woman is working outside the home, as it should be what we THINK of that. Modern Feminism says that working outside the home is liberation….opportunity…equality.
We should see a woman working for another man, another cause, another “kindgdom” and say (as a Christian community), “What can we do to remedy that?” “To bring her back to her family’s kingdom?”
But if your thinking is “for liberation”, the negative consequences that have infected our culture will continue.
Why? Because you can’t fully embrace two places. Either you love and fight for your “rights”, or you love and fight for your home…but loving and fighting take tremendous amounts of time and energy.