Many stay-at-home wives and mothers complain because their husbands are rarely home. Their husbands leave early in the morning and come home late at night, working for their family. The women are so frustrated that their husbands aren't there to help with the housework and the children. Often they say that they feel like single mothers.
I think they need to ask single mothers about this. Single mothers have to be the providers, protectors and nurturers, taking care of all the details at home on top of paying the bills. There is NO comparison! Sure it's difficult raising children without their Daddy home much but it's a lot easier than having to leave the home every day and having to go to a job on top of all the home and children's obligations.
Men carry a heavy burden of caring for and providing for their families. It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, especially when they are young and starting their careers. They will always feel the burden of having to provide. The more you can appreciate this fact, the more content you will be and so very thankful that you have a husband who provides for you.
There are women leaving their husbands over this and even divorcing them. I know some. Their husbands are gone too much. When they do watch the children, they don't do a good job. The children eat Cheerios for dinner and are put to bed in their daytime clothes. The sink is full of dishes. Instead of being upset over these things and maybe even thinking of divorcing him because of this, thank him for watching the children for you.
Women are commanded to be keepers at home, not men. It is our responsibility and theirs is to provide for the family. We should not destroy the peace of our home by being continually angry with our husbands. If your husband works hard so you can stay home full-time with your children, you are a very blessed woman. Thank him often. Never take him for granted.
Men show love to their wives and children by working hard and providing for them. Yes, flowers, candles and romance are nice but it is not what builds a strong, solid marriage and family. Hard work builds a marriage and family. Sometimes you are both exhausted at the end of the day. Fall into each other's arms, thankful for the life the Good Lord has blessed you with and smile often! There are many women out there who would love a husband like yours who works hard to provide for his family.
By wisdom a house is built,
and by understanding it is established;
by knowledge the rooms are filled
with all precious and pleasant riches.
Proverbs 24:3, 4