Monday, February 25, 2013

Mothers Have A Powerless Role?

Do women in our society who choose to be full-time wives, mothers and homemakers have a powerless role in our society as some would have us believe? After all, young girls are not supposed to say that all they want to be when they grow up is a wife and mother. They must say something like doctor, nurse, school teacher, lawyer, etc. or they will be frowned upon. One woman made this comment on one of my posts about women being keepers at home.

This is her quote ~

Feminists will go to college and achieve all the high-paying, powerful positions. Going to law school, for example, will allow them to make and interpret the laws. Are you sure you want to advise Christian women to assume a powerless role in society?

Raising godly children who walk with Jesus, work hard, and grow up to be men and women of integrity will impact society much more than being a lawyer or some other high-powered job she could be doing. We don't need more women in high powered jobs as much as we need women who train and teach their children God's ways, discipline them for the purpose of teaching them self-control, and raise law-abiding citizens who contribute to making our society a better place.

I think if all the Christians heeded God's command to be fruitful and multiply and raised godly offspring, which God says is the purpose of marriage {Malachi 2:15}, our society would not be in the mess it is right now. Too many mothers have left their homes and their children to be raised by strangers and we are suffering the consequences.

When a lot of mothers were at home raising their children like in past generations, our nation was a much safer nation to live in. Children had mothers and fathers and felt loved and cared for. Now, they are lonely and looking ways to fill that void through drugs, pornography, and violence

So no, dear commenter, I am not advising Christian women to assume a powerless role in society but a powerful one. I will continue to teach women to be keepers at home, if it is at all possible for them, and raise children who walk in Truth for there is no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in Truth {I John 1:4}. I know this to be true since I have four grown children who all walk in Truth and are contributing to society in good ways as disciplined, hard working citizens who truly love others. 

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