Sunday, July 20, 2008

I'm wondering...

A friend of mine had a post on her blog about Stay at home moms. A big debate insued between working moms and stay at home moms. Some of the women said the Bible teaches that we need to stay at home and not work.

So, I'm wondering... Does anyone know of any actual biblical references to command women to stay at home? Or is it just more implied? Or is it just "the right thing to do"? What are your thoughts?

My husband doesn't think the Bible teaches that women should stay at home with their kids although his mom did and every mother really that he knows has. I told him I'd find out if there were any such verses that existed! So help me out please!!

3 comments:

ben and erin... said...

hey nicole... very interesting subject. i've never really looked to see what the Bible says about it, so i googled it..! here's a couple neat articles:
http://www.shelovesgod.com/library/article.cfm?articleid=9814

http://www.gotquestions.org/women-work.html

i like how the one article says that the Bible doesn't teach us if we should work or not, but It teaches us what our priorities should be(husband and children). personally i would hate to work outside the home, and God has really blessed us by letting me stay at home. but i know in today's world there are so many moms that financially need to work.
i guess my take on it is that it's something each individual mom needs to work out with God! i look forward to seeing what others think!

The Curry's said...

If you look at the Proverbs 31 woman, she worked. I think that if you can do both without neglecting your husband and children, then that's ideal. I think you can manage your home and still work outside of the home.

I work part time while Matthew goes to school and I love it! I think it makes me a better mother. I have a lot more patience with him and it keeps me busy. I keep my house clean, I pay all of the bills, wash clothes, buy the groceries and run errands. My household is well managed; yet I work, too.

Another point I wanted to make is that if all women were SAHM's, then we wouldn't have the great women leaders, teachers, doctors, and nurses that are out there. I'm glad that some women chose to work!

A day in the life of the Simmons said...

I don't think the Bible teaches that we need to stay home. It does teach that we need to put our family first though. If working mom's are able to do that then I think that is great for them.

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