I came across this blog. While some of the things written are wise, some can be infuriating. Now, I am not a feminist nor a “man hater”. I am fine with traditional gender roles, stayed home with my children when they were small etc…
What really makes me fume is the judgmental attitude toward anyone who does not think like her. Then she won’t approve your comment if you disagree, so I thought I would respond on my own blog:
God does not have the same plan for all women. There is no scripture forbidding a woman from working outside the home, nor is there a commandment to stay home. That is between a wife, her husband, and God. If you read one of my previous posts, I stated that the woman in Proverbs 31 likely had to leave home some of the time to accomplish the things she did. It mentions she had servants. Hmmm, maybe to stay with the children so she could tend to business??? There is also not a command to have 19 kids. The misuse of scripture is awful. Yes, a man is blessed if his “quiver” is full of children, but it does not command you to be stupid and have more than you can manage. For some, a quiver could be filled with 2, 3, or 5.
Don’t tell me I can’t make nutritious meals because I work outside the home. You do know what a freezer is, right? It’s very easy to cook a double recipe of something and freeze half for later. Just like when we grill out steaks and freeze the extra so we can enjoy a steak dinner on a busy weeknight as well. And guess what, you can pre cut veggies, and cook meat ahead of time to make life easier as well.
BTW, sure, I don’t mind cooking dinner and serving my family, but if my husband comes home while I’m fixing dinner and joins in, that is OK. Cooking is something we like to do together like a hobby. Get a grip, Lady.
Don’t tell me I can’t keep a clean house because I work either. My husband is kind enough to pick up behind himself most of the time. My teens have chores. We all contribute.
Easy clean up tip: before going to bed, take about 10 min and have everyone go through an area of the house and put away anything still out of place.
Yes, I do believe my husband is the leader and the head of the house. I am fine with being his help mate (yes, that’s help MATE, not MEET).
Anyway, if you feel led, please bombard this misguided woman with the truth! She follows Michael and Debi Pearl who are vile extremists that believe in spanking even infants as young as 4 months old. Yes, that’s 4 MONTHS old, not four years old. Just Google “To Train Up a Child” Let her know your thoughts on that as well if you wish.