Go To Work Or Stay At Home?

Q. What does the bible teach on the subject of career women? Specifically, is it biblical for a mother of a child (who has a husband as a provider), to seek an employment after when the child is ready to go to the kinder garden? Is this a choice that is left to the families, or is it something that God has a specific commend for?

A. The Bible is silent on women seeking a career. But the “ideal” woman of Proverbs 31 dabbled in Real Estate, was a profitable trader and made clothing for sale, while raising her children and keeping a home. Deborah was a prophet who ran Israel. Lydia was a dealer in luxury cloth and carried the Gospel into Europe along with her wares.

But since you mention it, the Bible does say that it’s the parents’ responsibility to educate their children. I’m convinced that God never intended for Public Education as we know it, which has become Satan’s most effective weapon against children following the faith of their parents. Ask yourself why there’s so much resistance among public officials to home schooling. It can’t be due to their inferior results. Home Schoolers routinely out perform their public school counterparts. And not only are they better educated, they’re also better adjusted.

It sounds like you think your wife should stay at home, while she ‘s thinking about getting a job. Why not help her accomplish both your goals by joining her in educating your child? Many communities have home school groups that sponsor field days and other group activities for their children, as well as meeting the social needs of the parents. If your work keeps you away during the day, you could help in the evenings or on weekends. Believe me, it’s one of the most rewarding things you can do, individually and as a family.

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