Women were created to nurture. It’s the way God made us. If women don’t have children, they will nurture something or someone. Have you noticed in all this fight for women’s rights that most women choose to take on the careers that are nurturing such as nursing and teaching? Women are dominant in these fields because it is in their nature to nurture.
If you are married, God wants you to nurture the husband and the children He has given to you. This is his intended purpose. I love what this one man wrote on one of my posts:
“Men and women are not equal in many respects. If we were, we would have fifty fifty men/women as firefighters, secretaries, construction workers, nurses, engineers, ditch diggers, teachers, police officers, having babies, lawn care specialists mowing your grass, social workers, race car drivers, and lawyers. Men/women are suited for tasks that are not equal but vitally important to how we as humans can survive. But, that does not mean we don’t have equal value. Feminist seeks to throw the natural abilities we have out the window that messes up the balance that God has created.”
I love driving by construction sites on the roads or highways. If you look closely, the ones who are managing the large cranes, climbing the electrical poles, and doing the heavy lifting are always men. Sometimes I will see women holding the signs to direct the traffic but the majority of the difficult, back breaking, and dangerous jobs are held by men because they were created to do these things. They are called to be the protectors and providers of societies. Women were not.
Most of the careers that women are seeking outside of the home can be used at home. We nurse our children to health the best that we are able. We teach them the ways of the Lord and how best to live. We help our husband with his tasks as a secretary helps her boss. We care for those who need help in our churches and neighborhoods. God’s intention for us is to have these activities happening in and from the home, not away from the home.
Teaching young women to be keepers at home isn’t something that I made up. It’s something God commands that I teach (Titus 2:3-5). If you have a problem with it, you have a problem with God’s commands. You can try to water it down all you want by giving examples of other “career” women in the Bible but I would rather trust that God’s commands are perfect and simply obey Him. God’s commands to us are clearly stated. No example in the Bible will negate His commands to us. Instead of fighting what He wants, begin believing that He knows what is best for us.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
*Painting by Robert Coombs