Friday, November 27, 2009

The Importance of Being Home


Lighting the Way
by Michael Humphries

Women were created to love and guide the family. The world may march on and shout "progress!" but if the home is neglected and children are not guarded,  or divorce is rampant, it cannot be progress.  If a woman can keep house, and raise her children with good values, keeping her marriage intact, that is real progress. We will find, in years to come, that the people in previous generations lived higher-quality lives, due to the fact they could hold their families together.  Despite all the modern counselling and marriage books, our generation has not been made better. 



A Little Piece of Heaven
by Klaus Strubel

The question usually arises: "Is it too late for me?"  As long as we live 'n' breathe, I believe there is opportunity to get on the right track. No matter what you have done in the past, it is possible to leave that path and follow the path to peace: the old ways, where the good walk is; the way of the home and the family.  Despite deliberate attempts to do away with the family, it will never change. God would never have written that women should keep house, if it was impossible to do so.


Stay Awhile,
by David Knowlton

There are several ways to find a model for the truth of how women can fulfill their responsibilities at home. One is the Bible. The apostle Paul told Christian women in several different letters to guide the home, guard the home, and keep house. (See Titus 2, and 1st Timothy 5:14 ).

Another way to gain knowledge of women's duties at home is to study the past, when more women stayed home. Contrary to popular modernist belief, women were not oppressed and unhappy, begging to leave their homes. To get women to leave the home enmasse, they had to be convinced that they were not needed there, and that they could not survive unless they worked outside the home, facts that simply were not true, but were spread by the media, the education system. The banks and real estate companies played a large part in getting women to believe they had to work outside the home, in order to qualify for home loans.

Long before this exit from the home, women stayed at home, whether they had children or not, because they knew it was their responsiblity and they would not neglect it. Their husbands did not make a fraction of the money that men make today, and yet most women stayed home and lived off their husband's salary.  They knew it was important to look after their own children and guide their behaviour. They knew that housekeeping was a full time job. It was instinctual.

 I believe today that we have on our hands a lot of disenfranchised women, who do not know where they belong or where they are needed or where they can best use their talents.  Certainly, the home provides a place of freedom, where a woman can try just about anything she wants, in order to develop talents, all the way from writing to designing to teaching her own children.  There is more variety in the things she does, and if she needs to rest, she does not have to worry about her job being on the line for taking a nap.

Next, are a few answers to objections regarding the importance of being home:

"Affording" It:  To relegate full time home making to a manner of  financing or expense , is to give it a materialistic value.  I am speaking from the view of a Christian who is committed to following the Titus 2 model. There is no mention of money in these passages. It is written in the Bible. If God commands something, and a person steps out on faith to do it, they will find that through courage, He will give them strength to do it. You might look up the word "courage" in the Bible, and do a word-study of it.

While it is true that men supported their families as late as the 1950's, it is not true that the cost of living was cheaper.  Most people did not have any credit to charge up huge amounts for their tractors or cars, and they had to pay cash for large items which they can get on credit today.  It was difficult, because you had to wait a long time to save up to get conveniences that come with the house today.  You would have to make do with some little thing, til you could save up for a stove or a fridge.  Yes, men supported their families, and more women stayed home and managed their family income, but it was not necessarily cheaper. It was a commitment involving the heart, and with it came the development of knowledge of how to keep house and keep the expenses down, and even make a profit. The problem is not whether houses cost more or less or salaries are bigger or smaller. The problem is one of the heart, one of determination and of commitment, and ultimately, one of belief.

Why Women Wanted to Be Home:  There was a natural instinct in many women that made them want to be at home looking after their own husbands and their own belongings and their own children. Women without children, in general, still felt the high calling of being home, and being the star of that home.  There was not as much pressure on them to leave and get a job, and if there had been, where would they go?  This was before the chain stores, factories, fast food places and office pools.




Carolina Evening 1
by Betsy Brown

 A woman at home would have been secretly laughing if someone had offered to take her away from her home and make her go to work outside the home. Make no mistake: it is exhausting to work outside the home. Homemaking can also be tiring but it is regulated by the woman and she can choose what to do, when to do it, and how long she will spend doing it. At home, she is free to accomplish as much as she likes,  rest when she likes, pursue an interest in something she has a passion for, or go shopping when she wants to. That can hardly be said of the regime of the workplace.


If you have children, you have a solemn duty to invest yourself in their lives. If you are away from the home, putting your children in the care of other people, you are missing out on the fleeting years of their youth.  They need you the most, when they are young. It is best to put aside anything else and concentrate on them. You only have one chance at your child's upbringing.

(to be continued)

43 comments:

Karen said...

This teaching is needed today. There are young women who feel guilty if they are just someones wife, being at home, preparing a lovely place for their husbands. The pressures of the rest of the world seem to be on their shoulders, making them feel they are not doing enough, or that their role is not significant or that they are somehow half a person. This kind of brainwashing took a lifetime, so it will not be easy to shake it and let the young women be at home without guilt or worry.

Anonymous said...

Lovely thoughts! Looking forward to the continuation. I am missing some items in the sidebar--links to sites about government, flu, etc...are they gone forever? ;-)

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

I am trying to collect all those links again. I lost them while trying to get them formatted differently. Some of them were real classics. I am asking that readers send links to me for anything in the subject area of educating feminists. There is still a Politics link. Click on the subject underneath the title and see the list. If you need to find articles on the flue scare, you can go to Dr. Mercola, who has been keeping up with it, and has a good collection of articles about it.

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

The Politics section will have to be re-filled, so send in any links you want up there that are pertinent.

Karen said...

Please include the write named Darlwymple from England!!!

Anonymous said...

Fall of the Republic
Loved that blogger from Hawaii, with the pics of the women in mu-mus

Karen said...

I second "The Fall of the Republic." It explained that we have had our rights erroded since Lincoln.

Jan said...

Hawaiian Libertarian is in the Modesty section.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this post. I have been a stay at home mom and wife for over 5 years now, but lately, I've been feeling attacked from the inside out.

Out of the blue, I am feeling like it is better for me (and my family) if I wear pants, and go off to work in a full-time job. I want to share the housework and the care of the children. I am afraid that I will get neglected if I spend my whole life caring for others. Will I spend my evening years (as my mom does) wishing that she had been able to "have a life" or "make something of herself"?

Suddenly I realize that I'm afraid. This life that we are promoting feels like a risky one for women because it puts you completely and totally in the passenger seat; you have the best view of what's coming- good or bad, and yet no physical control over the car and only a modicum of persuasive control. At the same time I know that I can rely on my husband and I definitely know that I can trust the Lord, but so often lately I've been tempted with thoughts of running away or getting a divorce and claiming my "independence".

I needed to read these words to remember that my work at home is valuable, even when I am failing in so many areas. It is (somehow) possible to get done what needs to be done and stop being a burden to my husband. Thank you, Lady Lydia, for portraying this world I'm to inhabit with beautiful strokes, making it sounds more appealing that the drudgery I've been feeling. -KG

Anonymous said...

My grandmother was a full-time RN. Not because she didn't want to take care of her family, but because my grandfather would not work. She worked, cared for the family, sewed, cooked and was a sort of human dynamo!
She had to work. My grandma was the only Christian I knew as a child.
There are always exceptions.

Anonymous said...

I've been wondering if the increase of women in the workforce has lowered men's salaries...supply and demand.

It's nice to have a choice, but as you mentioned, I think many of us feel we have none anymore; many feel we must work to support a family. Part of it is the poor economy, the other part is lack(loss of) of knowledge of homemaking - how to be resourceful, frugal, and efficient.

~Alexandra

Anonymous said...

Lydia, I've discontinued regularly following any blogs but yours and one other, since we've gone to a cheaper (but slower) dial-up connection. However, I remember one blogger named Guy something that was a past professor and military man who posted a fascinating series of articles on how feminism was really begun by the communists, because theyknew the only way they could have any influence on Americans and get control of them was to get the wives and mothers out of the home.

Anonymous said...

OK, it was 'What Women Never Hear' by Sir A. Guy Maligned :)

Anonymous said...

When I was growing up, my mother a woman who didn't work outside the home made sure my sister and I went to work early!! At @ 15 she took us out to fill in applications. As soon as we were working for awhile we were informed we were now responsible for all clothing, shoes and toiletries. My brother who is inbetween us didn't have to get a job until he was 18 and then only part time .My parents are very well off, so money wasn't a factor. Besides she brought all those things for my brother even after he was working. Alot of women I grew up with "pushed" all of us to go to work. I believe the ones who were working wanted everyone to share 'their misery'.None of them were happy infact just the opposite. Interestingly enough my maternal grandmother never worked out of the house even when my grandfather died young. Neither did her best friend .Growing up they seemed to be the most content women I knew.They believed womans place was in the home. They also weren't christians.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your writings and I agree that women need to be at home. I have one question. You stated the men make much more now than they did in the past but isn't it true that it costs more to live now as well? I know there are many things one can live without but it is a different lifestyle now for many people than it was in the past. Sometimes, we live in big cities where we can not grow our own produce or livestock. Doesn't that make a difference? Not as a reason for the women to go to work. We lived on one income for 12 years and we have 4 children. I just think that there are expenses we have that we wouldn't have had a couple of generations ago on the farm.

Anonymous said...

You have no idea how much truth is in this. I have had to make a stand recently to the point, we left our church because I was sooo harshly judged and critized. The part that upsets me is how much this modern feminist thinking has filtrated into the church. So many ministries to put a bandaid on the problems when really it is the principles that the Bible teaches about the home life were taught....It could be healed. why even in the Christian community is it so rare to the truth of the Bible in this area taught?? It is so discouraging and frustrating to me. I read your blog regularly and I am so encouraged every time to know that" Yes!, I am not alone and to stand FIRM even if at times it seems you are standing alone."
Blessings,
Mrs. Julie B

Anonymous said...

This article was great, Lydia. I am looking forward to the next installment.

Anonymous said...

Lady Lydia, I noticed that the LAF website hasn't been updated in several months. Have you heard from Jennie lately? Hope she is just busy and everything is ok.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to encourage KG to not give up her position at home. It may seem hard now but believe me it could be harder. I too started to feel that way years ago when my children were younger and I went to work. My job became so important to me as I was recognized at work as being invaluable and I was paid very well. I quickly rose to the top even though I don't even have a college degree. The house became a disaster, my children have never recovered from that decision that I made. My middle daughter ended up leaving the house in the middle of the night and moving in with her boyfriend. My husband and I are still not like we used to be before all this occured. You can never go back and change things once they are done and especially with children there will not be a "second childhood" for you to be there for.

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

Jennie Chancey has had a baby and is busy with her family, as you can imagine!! All is well at LAF and she and I still correspond!! We started it before our families had expanded so much. WHen the demands on our time at home increased, we were not able to keep it as updated as we liked, however I think LAF did a fine job of alerting women to the danger of feminism, and many homemaking sites and blogs were inspired from it.

Anonymous said...

In Australia, there is an increasing trend by the govt. to see women not working as non-contributers to tax revenue; that all women must eventually be 'helped' back into the workforce and those not working are being increasingly painted as some type of ecconomic drain on govt/resources as they are not tax contributers. the notion of a one-family income has disappeared however women themselves would love to be at home and raise children, but the ecconomy and hostile family legislation have heavily penalized the traditional family. We are slipping ever more increasingly into socialism as in two generations, Australia has lost its family centredness, though there are a few striving to keep the flame burning. It is not preached from the pulpit or taught in bible study. Even among conservative Sydney Diosese Anglicans, this view is virtually anathema.

Nothing but scorn is poured upon the idea of women taking up their place as keepers of the home here, and it is portrayed by govt. and all forms of media, virtually all of Church etc as repressive.

This is so very tragic.

The markets are being manipulated to drive costs ever higher (in Australia, amenities, food and the like have almost doubled in the last decade). We are the most urbanized society in the world.

It can be done, but govt. would like to take the choice away and I can see this as becoming a very real posibility over the next 10-20 years. The boomer generation (sorry to ladies here in that demographic who are traditionalist) have wrecked our society! they have trampled on tradition! they have destroyed Christianity from the inside out, they have risen to power and visited their nightmare utopian vision upon us all to one extent or another, especially in australia. Even those who stayed home to raise children in the early years speak publically of this as virtual repression...

it makes the heart cry and I pray things will get better. Everyone dances around the elephant in the room whilst bemoaning skyrocketing childhood health problems, both physically and mentally...

In no church here does God's truth regarding men, women and family seem to be actively taught and the one denomination that does (exclusive Brethren) is on the verge of being outlawed by the Australian Government...

Pray for us, and I wil pray that after this 45 year time of darkness, home making and the beautiful truth for women is finally allowed to flourish once again.

Anonymous said...

Women can afford what they want to afford. You notice they do not count the cost when it comes to buying seasons tickets to beloved ballgames. They do not think, "What will this eventually cost me in several years, and what will I have to do without, in order to have it?" No, they do not count the cost when it comes to buying a house, either. They do not think, "Will this cause me to have to go to work in order to qualify for the loan?" Sometimes the loan is based on the salary of two people. I think people can find loans that do not require the woman have a job. If a woman really wants to do something, it does not much matter about money as about conviction and motivation.

Sandi said...

This post is very timely and very much needed. I'm a SAH wife and mother, homeschooling our three children (ages 9-11). The pressure on me *right now* is incredible and very difficult to continually fight against. The questions abound ~ why don't I go back to school, or go back to work (I worked up until our first child came home) and start contributing to our finances etc. Sometimes I find myself thinking, "Why don't I go back to school part time, or work from home. The children are old enough to not need me as much." and before I know it, I've fallen for the lies and then begin to work again to re-establish right thoughts and coming here to read new posts, or re-read older ones helps me to remember WHY I am home and that it was a joint decision between my husband and myself. Sometimes I have to remind my husband at the same time I'm reminding myself. Thank you so much for this blog!

Anonymous said...

My son thanks me very often for staying home and seeing to my family's needs. He says that many of his friends complain that they have a hard time getting breakfast and dinner because they have to scrape together whatever they can find at home. These "career" women often do not have very interesting or glamorous positions and many of them have husbands that could support them more than adequately. They simply are rejecting the role of housewife and nurturing mother.

Women are fed a bunch of lies from television, college, and other media sources that a housewife will not be respected or appreciated.

I chose not to believe those lies, although, I admit it took a lot of prayer and great determination. Now I have two almost grown sons and two younger children who daily thank me and give me much love and appreciation.

They always tell me,"Mom, if anything happens to Dad, you will have nothing to worry about. We will take good care of you just like you have always cared for us!"

I am not working for gold or silver, my treasure is worth much more than that!

I love your article, Lady Lydia.
Proverbs 31 says it all!

Anonymous said...

sally said
Mrs.Sherman, I was that woman. for 20 years I strived and struggled and studied to gain a profession, a university degree a 'social standing' - all at the cost of my health, wealth, my husband's and children's distress.I have been reading your posts for a year now. Next week will be the last week away from my 'true job'- I am coming home. Its a long story but I was so very the victim of this modern age. I've never had the courage to post before but your comment today about it never being 'too late' made me determined that if I could help just one lady not make the same mistakes as me I would be happy. May god bless you Mrs. Sherman - he truly led you to me.

Anonymous said...

"skyrocketing childhood health problems, both physically and mentally..."

Surely children pay the highest price for the loss of homelife:

http://www.daycaresdontcare.org/

Anonymous said...

Daily I pray that the Lord overturn the plans of the enemy and destroy the works of the devil. May He have mercy.

Anonymous said...

Trusting in the Lord is a big part of succesfully staying at home. Of course you have to do your part. The lord espects us to do everything we can on our part to stretch our incomes and he will do the rest. Personally I have seen God provide for my family in many ways. There were needs and whether we found items at a yard sale, thrift store, dent-and-bent, in the clearance section of a store or someone gave it to us, God always provided. I can honestly say that God has never let me down to the point that I was absolutely not able to pay a bill or have food for my family. Every item that you buy should be evaluated to see if there is a cheaper alternative or if it is truly needed. When I was growing up, my parents were determined for my mom to be at home. I can remember that we never had things like paper towels or hamburger buns. That may seem crazy to some but there were cheaper alternatives to each one. If you were not raised in a frugal home it will take some real effort on your part but you can learn to see things in a whole different light. If you have never read the "Tightwad Gazzette" by Amy Dacyczyn, that is a good place to start.

Anonymous said...

This is a good post for this time of year especially. I find that around Christmas, I miss not having a second income and all the nice things it could buy. It is important to remember the value of what we do at home when everywhere we turn, we are being urged (expected?) to buy things we cannot afford on one income. Homemakers need to be very careful in this economy. Not only do many of us have less to work with, it seems everywhere we turn, someone is trying to get us to spend the money we do have.

With the recession dragging on, it is only natural that many homemakers are going to feel both internal and external pressure to go to work. Lady Lydia has posted many things that are helpful, including several suggestions for reducing anxiety. Husbands are not perfect, and relying on them takes faith. I know there have been times when I questioned what I am doing at home. But then I remember what it was really like to work outside the home. If those who have held any kind of outside job really think about what it was like, you may recall the grass was not greener, it only seems that way from this side. I have a degree in a demanding field I was determined to use for several years before I was married. I had a high profile job that required me to dress up and attend court every day. I remember all kinds of things that were unpleasant and worse, from harrowing commutes on snowy days to 12 hour work days hours to intimidating bosses who yelled. The fancy wardrobe that looked so nice was so uncomfortable and the high heeled shoes I felt I had to wear to look professional damaged my feet permanently. Not every boss is pleasant to work for and not every job is as nice as we imagine. Just remember that. It is important when you are cooking and cleaning to not think of every job outside the home as glamorous becasue they are not. The working women will play up their jobs to those of us who are homemakers, just to make themselves feel better. You are not hearing the true story of how it really is and it is easy to be fooled by their half-truths.

Anonymous said...

For people feeling under the pump as Christmas aproaches, you might like to read http://magdalenaperks.wordpress.com/ 'Un-Traditions for anglicans'. This, I believe, is equally relevant for all Christians. Interesting her explaination concerning the relationship between the root word for 'glammour' and the root word for 'Illusion'. Take heart and be of good courage, sisters.

I have a sister in law who is country born and bred. An incredible artist, craftswoman, homemaker, home dressmaker/taylor, we had afternoon tea with them a fortnight ago. She uses cloth serviettes etc and made an interesting comment to my husband who protested her 'going to the trouble'. She simply said, concerning the paper napkin 'That's a tree, there'... With all this talk about ecological sustainability, what the ivory-tower dwellers in the media and academia fail to impress is that the old paths are actually key to this sustainability to be discussed in Copenhagen next month...bet you won't hear anything regarding the emense good that would be done socially, ecconomically, health-wise, eccologically, if women returned home...they dance about it but dare not speak its name! May God turn the tables on the enemy and his lies!!

Anonymous said...

I worked for a few years only while married then left to return home again. I worked because my husband's work salary had been reduced permanently to keep the company he worked for open. Even though we remained living frugally like we always had, and banked as much as possible I made, it did not make up for my not being home. While at first things at home went pretty smoothly it didn't stay like that long. Neither did my health. My husband asked me to please return home and I was so glad to do so!! We adjusted things a bit and lived quite nicely ever since on his even lower salary. He says anyone who thinks life is better when the woman works is crazy. Even since the children have grown up and into their own homes he wants me to stay here. I know no where else I would want to be. My children have come to me later and said they did not realize the influence the feminist ideas had on their education. It was not till later when they were out into the world and read articles like yours and realized things for themself that they came to realize the little hints inplanted in their minds. These untruths seemed true till they tried to add things up and things just did not fit together. Men and women were different. They thought differently and saw life differently and had different inate rolls. When they started living with the real truth and all that partained to it is when life made sense and things started running smooth. Don't let the people in the world with blinders on and ears that do not want to hear be your guides. Don't be scard of what others will think. It is Your life. Your family is the only family your will have. Shouldn't they be treated with the highest respect and dignity? Can they get that in the world? No. God did not plan it this way either. They need their parents to teach them how to be the person God created them to be and to live in this world enough to understand it but not be like this world. You cannot hide them away from everything. They need to know how to challenge the wrong thinking and stand up for their beliefs. They also need to be shielded from the worst of this world. They need the calm shelter of the home to retreat from the world in. Don't we all? KG please hold fast to your beliefs. We all get tired. You Are doing the best for your whole family. Believe me when I say some days now may seem some more like a week while your children are small and the demand on your time is high. Yet one day you will look back and your children will be grown and the time it took to get there will feel like an instant. Cherish each and every day. Do the best you can but don't beat yourself up. No home is perfect. No one here on earth is perfect. Read further back in Lady Lydia's archive for many many wonderful articles to lift your spirits and keep you steadfast in your ideas. There are Many of us out there who know where you are right now and wish we could be there to help strengthen your reserve. Through this blog we help to unite us in this purpose. Most of us too were pretty much the only person we knew at home. I know of no one I have talked to who was at home who ever regretted it later. I found another homemaker a long time ago through a homemaker blog and we have written each other ever since. She may not live down the street but we are like neighbors who share the same beliefs. On a very side note Lady Lydia I would like to add something. I just found out tonight that Hallmark is going to reshow the movie you recommended to us, Magic of Ordinary Days. It is to be shown on CBS January 30th 2010.

Anonymous said...

Oh Lady Lydia I also hope you can find the many political and other references you had on your side bar. You also had your family blog to click on, your daughter's and a man who told women how men see things and a few others. Since they were on your blog I didn't write them down! Now I regret not doing so! :) I was just asked for the address for the blog the man had and poof it had disapeared! I am sorry this had to happen to you. I am praying you can recover the many many good references you had. I don't know where else to find such wonderful resources as you had gathered anywhere else. Perhaps someone can devise a system to have them saved somewhere off your blog in case you need them again. Technology can be good but it can also be frustrating can't it!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry I guess I looked to hastily ...I see your daughter's blog and the man's but not Guarding the Home? You still have it don't you? Thank you for the many many things you do to help all of us. I do appreciate all the time it must take. How you get your house, gardening and many other things done plus family time plus write is amazes me. Yet I am so grateful God gave you the talent and you use it so beautifully.

Anonymous said...

When I was growing up in the 1950's/1960's only three women had full time jobs in our village.They were the two primary school teachers and the only divorced woman who was a telephone operator.The population was about 350.Some women would do seasonal jobs such as picking fruit and vegetables for local farmers,but these would only last for a week or two at most.These would be older women who's children were grown.Our quality of life was so much better than today.My Mother who died a year ago aged 89 years,often said she was glad she wouldn't live much longer to see the complete disintergration of society.

Anonymous said...

I like the part about how there is always time to change. Very inspiring. In fact, we should all renew our commitment to our homes every single day, in a world that is constantly trying to put us down.

~ Ann

Anonymous said...

Lady Lydia,

Berean Wife did a great series on this not so long ago in case you want to take a gander :)

Here blog is here....http://bereanwife.blogspot.com/

Many Blessings :) Ace

Anonymous said...

A great post, Mrs. Sherman! I find myself agreeing, as well, with a good many of your readers' comments.

Will we see an "about face" in our society as regards women at home? I want to live long enough to witness that. On the other hand, as much as I miss my mother (she died in 2005), I find myself grateful that she hasn't had to witness any more societal degradation. That goes for my late father as well. They were such good & decent people....sometimes they would just shake their heads in sadness & disbelief at what was going on around them.

Thank you for all you do, Lady Lydia!

Anonymous said...

I stayed up til now, 12:30 p.m., to read each and every one of your comments here....how moving they are. I am especially grieved by the UK and Australian ladies' letters...this outcome is the goal of our current Federal administration...I won't dwell on that topic here...but we must brace ourselves against their goals for our society. We must stand firm.

These touching letters are all so heartfelt and wise...and we do have Lydia to thank with gratitude for her woman's ministry for those of the ladies of our world who have the ears to hear. Lynn

Anonymous said...

It must be grievous for old people to witness the shock of the deterioration of the family. I read grandma's diaries and find that she lived through the hippie movement. The changes in her diary from 30 years earlier show frustration at people because they let emotion and reason guide them rather than the word of God, and then they had lives torn apart by the world's sorrows. They wanted pleasure and got the world's sorrows, reaching to the next generation and the next. She recorded this in her diaries. As a young woman, her diaries show that most of her friends were married and the only problems they had were things like find a job for the husband, or the typical antics of children. At the end of her diaries, she cites visits to people in jails and halfway houses, something that was no so common before alcohol and drugs took over the society.

Anonymous said...

So true. But some of our husbands don't agree with this....even if they say they are Christians. My husband would fully agree with your post, but to walk the walk is a different story.

Anonymous said...

The men want the money. Most conflict seems to center on the love of money.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lydia,

Thank you for a wonderful post. It seems you have struck a chord with readers, stating stating that it is never too late to take the right path. That is indeed encouraging.

As I have mentioned before, I live in Australia, and yes, our government is not helpful to women at home. Many in our society and our families do not understand why being at home is so important. I guess this is a form of persecution?

Sonya

Anonymous said...

I find interesting the comment about the men wanting the money. I suspect it goes much, much deeper than that. Just as the women have been brainwashed, the men have as well. They have been taught that they should not "allow" women to "sponge" off of them, etc. They have had their manhood stolen from them by the feministas as much as the women have had their femininity ripped out from under them. And heaven forbid if they happen to marry a woman that is "career minded" rather than "family minded" and dare to suggest that she stay home and properly raise his children. We should not bash the men in this - they did not ask for this garbage - the women did. You would be amazed to read some of the blogs out there from men that are decidedly against marriage and women - because of what has been done to the women. They want true ladies, not women who are competitive with them (no matter what the guy actually tells you). I am thankful and blessed that my husband wants and enjoys that I am home raising our children and taking care of our home.

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