Does this mean that a mother who has young children should not work outside the home?
When we look at the characteristics of a godly woman found in Proverbs 31, they include a woman who not only sought to fulfill the duties needed to help her household succeed within, but one who also worked outside of her home to help her household succeed. T
o answer the above question,
the article I referenced earlier lists three questions a woman might ask herself before deciding to seek employment outside of the home
If she is married, does her husband agree with her decision? Is she
submitting to his authority as she makes this decision?
2. If the woman has children, is her decision consistent with the Biblical command for a mother to "love her children?" Will her choice be in the best interests of her children?
3. Can she serve her family in the keeping of the home as God has required while still serving the obligations of her employer? When her responsibility to her family conflicts with the demands of her employer, is she prepared to give her family priority?
As a woman, fulfilling your role as a mother while pursuing your career are dual roles you may choose to wear. Just remember to keep the role God has given you as overseer of your children priority, and you' ll never have to wonder who's minding your children.
Sharing the journey,
Mother to Master: Father, as I pursue a career outside of my home, help me to never forget my most important career inside my home. Amen.
Mother to Mother: How do you keep motherhood a priority while also pursing a career? Send me an email. I enjoy hearing from you!