Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Nothing to do at home? Think again . . .
If you think there is nothing to do at home when you don't have kids, allow Crystal to challenge you to think again about the worth of the home as a center for ministry, productivity, outreach, and evangelism. A wife is first of all called to be her husband's helper and that is a big job in itself! As one elderly minister's wife once said to me (paraphrased) "Often when wives work, their husbands are the ones that suffer. A lot of women will give up work for their children, but not for their husband. I don't think that is biblical at all, because biblically the husband comes before the children". Of course, many women have very healthy marriages and some level of paid employment at the same time! However, the fact remains that there is an abundance to do at home and a childless woman can often be the best help to her husband through her work there.