There was an article written by Psychology Today titled “Why Women are More Likely to Want a Divorce.” Here are a few comments that women made about this on Facebook:
“If you’re doing a majority of the household work and childcare plus working full time and you no longer love your spouse…they become just another stressor…then big surprise, the women ask for divorce.” This comment received hundreds of likes and loves.
“With the women I know who initiated divorce, a major factor was often that the division of labor inside of the home was massively unequal even though both partners had full-time jobs and the wives were miserable as a result. ‘It’s like having an extra child’ is a sentence you may be familiar with. If a relationship creates more burdens than it eases, then you can see why they would want out.”
The article’s solution to women initiating divorce in such high numbers was this: “Redefining ‘who does what” in the household, better childcare support, and shifting gender roles may help relational interdependence.” In other words, get rid of God’s roles for men and women to accommodate women’s desires.
Women fought for the right to be in the workforce but men never fought for the right to be homemakers. Now, women are mad and divorcing their husbands because they’re not helping with the housework. They had their “dreams” come true of being in the workforce but in the process, have torn their homes down. When women leave their homes for the workforce rather than being help meets to their husbands and keepers at home (working hard in their homes), everything that is worthwhile suffers.
God’s roles are for order and peace. Women back in my mom’s day didn’t expect their husbands to help with housework, and the majority of them were home full time. I became an adult after the sexual revolution and feminism began taking root in our culture. Many women were having careers. Women expected and even demanded men help with the household chores, and divorce skyrocketed.
“Divorce is hell. Divorced people everywhere are lamenting their plight… Magazines are rife with stories of latchkey kids, custody kidnappings, delinquent dads, single moms, and offspring in shelters for the homeless.” (Diane Medved)
If you have a husband who works hard to provide for you and your family, you work hard in your home. Keep your home as clean and tidy as possible, and spend a lot of time training, disciplining, and caring for your children. Don’t ever forget to be a help meet to your husband since this is what God created you to be. A solid, strong marriage is the best gift that you can give to your children. Stop listening to those who are telling you that your husband should help more in the home. Tell them how hard your husband works to provide for you so you can be home!
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