Friday, March 20, 2015

Giving Up Babies for Hobbies?

Apparently more men want children than women do today. Feminism has worked. Children are no longer wanted. I actually shed some tears when I read When Men Want Kids and Women Aren't So Sure. It breaks my heart that society has come to this. Women would rather be able to read a book, have a career, and have hobbies over raising precious children. Our four children have been our greatest source of joy on this earth.

The article states, "Lauren is part of a growing cohort of women: those in their late 20s and early 30s who aren't sure about - or are decidedly against- becoming mothers. In a nationally representative survey of single, childless people in 2011, more men than women said they wanted kids. On the other hand, more women reported seeking independence in their relationships, personal space, interests, and hobbies."

This article talked about how most marriages are egalitarian marriages where they share the responsibilities and there is no leader but, of course, more of the responsibility of the home and child raising falls on the women. I wonder why??? No matter how far away our society gets from God's principles, you can still see glimpses of them sometimes because this is how we were created; in His image.

Thank you, mothers, who are sacrificing your bodies, your time, your talents, and your hobbies to raise precious children for the Lord. Thank you for not going along with what society is doing and coming home, if you can, to raise your babies in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord. Thank you for taking the home and childcare responsibilities seriously and being a help meet to your husband. Thank you so very much for honoring and obeying God's principles. 

You are lights in a dark world. You bring hope to a lost world. Your impact is gigantic. You are raising the next godly generation of soldiers for the Lord. NEVER think that changing another diaper, folding another load of laundry, fixing another meal and then cleaning up is worthless. 

Remember these words by Nancy Leigh DeMoss, "Jesus sanctified work, hard work, manual work, grunt work, mundane work, routine work done to the glory of God...Work is a great thing; it's a beautiful thing done for the glory of God. It's an assignment from God to glorify Him here on this earth."

Your work is to raise godly offspring for the Lord {if you are blessed with them}, keep a neat and tidy home, fix nourishing food, and most importantly, be a help meet to your husband {if you are married}.

I just want to thank you again, women, from the bottom of my heart. May God bless you abundantly! You are doing a mighty job and one day these verses will be said about you ~

She looketh well to the ways of her household, 
and eateth not the bread of idleness. 
Her children arise up, 
and call her blessed; 
her husband also, and he praiseth her. 
Many daughters have done virtuously, 
but thou excellest them all.
Proverbs 31:27-29