Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Ideal For Children

Denise Prager is a radio personality that I enjoy listening to once in awhile, especially on Wednesdays when he has the male/female hour.   Recently, he discussed the ideal work situation for a married couple with children.  He thinks we owe it to our children to portray to them what is the best for families, not what society says is best.

He believes that a family works best when there is a full time homemaker {ideally, the wife}, and a full time provider {ideally, the husband}....Imagine that!  Most women today are taught that they need career satisfaction and should pursue it.  But for most women, a career doesn't bring the same satisfaction as it does to a man, he believes.

In order to live this ideal, families need to learn to do with a lot less.  The benefits are many when there is someone home full time making a beautiful home life for the family.  Being a good homemaker, he says, is as much an effort as a CEO of a company.

When couples have to split all the chores up 50/50, it causes a lot of conflict.  Arguing about who does what...who should be up with the baby at night, who carpools the kids today, who vacuums, etc. leads to strife.  When the roles are more clearly defined, it lends itself to a much more peaceful home.

I agree with him.  I believe the Bible agrees with him and teaches these same principles.  Sure there are families who make other arrangements that work well for them or the wife has to work, because the husband is disabled.  But he believes there is always a cost to the family when the ideal isn't being implemented.  These are critical issues to ponder...

Teach the young women to be...keepers at home
Titus 2:4,5

But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 
I Timothy 5:8

P.S.  Now isn't that the cutest little grandbaby you have ever seen??? :)