Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Satisfaction At Home


Women and men now find it difficult to believe that a life centered around the home can satisfy their needs for personal fulfillment and genuine achievement.
{Radical Homemakers}

Feminism taught women that a life at home raising babies and taking care of their husbands and children was unfulfilling.  They needed to get an education and career to find happiness.  Housewives were bored and unfulfilled being at home all day.  Many women believed this to be true. Feminism won.

Women have left their homes in droves to pursue careers and fulfillment outside the home.  Are they any happier?  I don't think so.  They feel torn between their jobs and their families.  This doesn't sound like the fulfillment they were promised.

When we regain connection with all that sustains us, we regain creative spirit.  We rediscover the joy that comes with using our hands and our minds in union to nourish, nuture and delight our families.

Since leaving the home, this seems to be the result ~

Millions more compulsively view television, video games, and pornography; play the stock market; overeat; shop for things they don't need, and flee their helplessness and hopelessness in countless other ways.  Increasingly the US economy is based on diversions and anesthetizations.

Dr. Micheal Yapko found that in those societies where depression is less prevalent, there is less emphasis on technology and consumerism and greater emphesis on family and community.  Our actual needs are so much larger emotionally and so much smaller materially than we have come to describe them in American society.

Teach the young women to be...keepers at home. 
Titus 2:5