Yesterday on the Dennis Prager Happiness Hour, he asked this question, “If you have college age children and older, looking back on how you raised them, do you have any regrets?” It was fascinating listening to those who called in. By far the majority said that the women were happy that they were home full time to raise their own children. One man said he wanted his wife to work but she insisted on being home to raise their own four children, and he is thankful that she did.
One woman said that she and her husband decided that she needed to go back to work after having children but after two years, she decided that she didn’t like other people raising her children so they both decided she would come home. Another woman said she worked full time because it made her happy and fulfilled. She didn’t mention what her children thought about it but she was firm that women need to do what makes them “happy.”
One woman said that she worked full time and her biggest regret was not having more children. She said that if she didn’t work, she would have had more children. So her career came before children as she was taught her entire life. Another woman was in her sixties and had been home since her first child was born. Dennis asked her what she does with her life now. She said she does many things that she loves like helping others, caring for her home and husband, helps put on funerals and in her church wherever there is a need. Dennis responded by saying, “It sounds like you have a fulfilling life and a happy marriage.”
Women, God calls me to teach young women to be keepers at home. I don’t want you to look back on your life and have regrets that you weren’t the ones home raising your children and maybe not even having children by choice. God’s perfect will for you is to marry, bear children, and guide the home (1 Timothy 5:14). Our bodies were created to bear and nurture children. Those women who willingly choose to not marry and bear children are going against nature.
Feminism teaches girls and young women the complete opposite of their God-given nature. Begin teaching your daughters God’s will from the time they are young. Go through my Biblical Womanhood Study Guide with them when they are about twelve or so. We are a remnant and our fighting orders from God are to raise godly offspring. Be diligent about this. Show your daughters the joy of doing God’s will. This will cause them to long to be wives and mothers at home like you!
I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
1 Timothy 5:14