First of all, let's start with the verse that the question is coming from:
Older women are to...train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. (Titus 2:3-5)Yes. The "working at home" thing. One of the touchiest subjects that Christian women can discuss.
I don't really want to debate whether or not wives/moms should be working outside the home; I think that's a decision that needs to be carefully considered by each couple. However, I read this comment from an older woman regarding family priorities and wondered what you all thought (and please keep in mind that this is a personal observation of what can happen, not a blanket statement of what always happens):
My personal observation over the years is that the priority deteriorates into job first, children second, household responsibilities next, and last is the husband, who is now required to be one of the wife's workers instead of the wife being the husband's helper, helpmate or helpmeet. Yes, I know they can and should help from time to time but who does God call to this responsibility?
What's your reaction?
For those of you who work outside the home, what has been your experience? How do you make sure you are fulfilling this call to be a "worker at home" as well? When you look at your daily life, where does your husband/marriage rank? How are you working to help your marriage thrive?
For everyone, if you honestly evaluated your life, where does your husband rank in terms of priorities? What do you do specifically to put your marriage first?
Ready. Set. Go.
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