Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Where Have All The Ladies Gone?

Where have all the ladies gone? into our local grocery stores, onto the construction sites, into our police cars and into burning houses.

behind our pulpits. . . .

Spreading across our nation and world like a deadly flu.

Taking authority into hands and leaving biblical womanhood behind.

What a sad day we live in, where a woman would rather go out and fight a war or arrest somebody, build a house or preach (Note to readers this does not mean spreading the gospel which is right for ALL to do, this means preaching behind a pulpit.) then to have children and take care of them, and her husband, but does she take care of her husband? certainly not. Women of today have taken a height role of authority, fighting wars and preaching.

A fine job of such, leaving thoughts of children in the dust, off to business like jobs, I feel in my opinion, that you can have a career, it's called raising children! a fine career that is!

But of course, for some women, and notice I use the word women, because I feel that these females that go out and work do not have the title of "Lady" For some women that would be the end of life, a waste. . . . Some ladies feel differently. Being a wife and homemaker would bring no greater joy to me (Job wise.)

But women have it in their little heads that women have to make something of themselves in life, and being a housewife is not.

Sadly enough the title "Mr Mom" is used frequently in today's society. While the woman goes out and works the husband would stay home and care for the children, clearly in that situation the woman would be "Wearing the Pants"

When does it stop? shall it ever? With people using "so called bibles" that free them of many of Gods commandments and even edit the word of God so they may get away with sin, it shall never.

The Virtuous Woman worked.
Prov. 31:13-16
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

God provided her with strength..

Prov. 31:17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

By her candle not going out, she was deeply in prayer EVERY night, even when life was good.
Prov. 31:18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

Not greedy.

Prov. 31:20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

The Virtuous woman was most definitely a lady.

Don't we all strive to be like her? though sometimes we get caught up with life it feels like it will never be possible. It is!

Let's see our keys in the Virtuous woman.

Her husband trusted her. Prov. 31:11

She was not lazy. Prov 31:16

She prayed. Prov. 31:18

She was not greedy. Prov. 31: 20

She had wisdom and she was kind. Prov: 31:26

She looked after her household. She did not rely on her house maidens to do everything. Prov. 31: 27, 15

Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.



  1. I do agree with you. Have you ever seen The Waltons? I want to be like Liv & have a godly husband & raise up princes & princesses for God's Kingdom! Just earlier today, I was pondering what profession I would be in after college. But being a homemaker wasn't on my mind. I was stressing over what I'm passionate about. I couldn't find it.
    But I know that with all my heart I desire to be a wife & mother -- a Proverbs 31 woman! I love that. I desire it more than anything I've ever wanted to "be".

    On the other hand, I think God really does call certain people (women) to be preachers & stuff. I think He made every woman different with a different desire. But I DO think there should be more women in the home.
    Post more about this!

  2. Love Love Love this post!!! This is a subject that needs to be addressed by everyone! I have often wondered what women think they are accomplishing when they work out and don't raise their children!?!
    Awesome Post!

  3. Hi Katie. As I read this a few things came to mind, and I thought I'd share my opinion.

    First of all, I agree with some of the things you are saying here. I think that woman need to submit to their role as wives and mothers, and let the husband be the head of the home. I don't however think it is always wrong for a woman to work. Different people are called by God to be different things.

    In Proverbs 31:16, it says that the Virtuous woman bought fields, and did work. I think it all has to do with setting priorities. If a woman feels God nudging her to work, she needs to make sure that this is not taking the place of her husband and family.

    My point is, Katie, not everybody is called by God to be the same thing. If a woman is called to be a firefighter or grocery worker, I don't think it's our place to judge these people, because whether or not they are doing wrong is between them and God.

    Just giving my two cents...I hope you see where I am coming from.



    P.S. If you want to discuss this further, you can email me {through my blog...or my email address which I think you have}.

  4. I don't mean for this to come off as rude, but imo, just because a mother works doesn't mean she feels that raising a family is a waste of time. :) I know several working mothers/wives who have to work, and are still better parent figures that some of the stay-at-home moms I know.

  5. I have to say, thanks for setting women back to the middle ages. There's nothing wrong with the ideals in Proverbs 31, at all. Hard working, diligent, devoted, all very good things. But I can't wrap my head around how you can look down on the idea of women for wanting to do something other than be a wife and homemaker. Now, if that makes you happy, fine. Power to you. But, are you really saying women aren't supposed to do anything other than cook, clean, and have babies, and then hide behind the "God" label? Because if so...

    Hilary Clinton is ungodly.

    Susan B. Anthony is ungodly.

    Rosa Parks is ungodly.

    Maya Angelou is ungodly.

    Queen Elizabeth the First is ungodly.

    Joan of Arc is ungodly.

    Most of those women professed to be Christian, and were God-fearing, upstanding women.

    What about a woman whose single, for any reason, and MUST work to feed her children? Is she ungodly? Or to do the godly thing, must she stay home all day, and cook and clean, while there's no money, and her family starves?

    How is a woman, with a job, or career, who IS supporting her family, ungodly? Or not worth the same respect as a homemaker? Now if she's not paying attention to her kids when she's home, then I see your point, and you would be right to take issue, but how is a working woman, who can support herself, and doesn't NEED the man to be the head of the house, rather has him as an equal companion, any less respectable than a woman who has to have her husband, because he's the breadwinner, and raises the kids? How is it any less godly? And how is it a "deadly flu?" And, using the examples you used--working in a grocery store (food), fire fighters and police officers (survival), or even the ministry--is awful. Downright awful. You want to be critical of what women do as a career, criticize porn stars, Heidi Fleiss types, escort girls, strippers, and the like. Don't criticize women who defend the lives of others, and are concerned with the spiritual or physical well-being of other people.

    Should women be demure, quiet, subservient, un-opinionated and uneducated? Simply hard workers who smile sweetly all the time and bare children? I mean, I can respect the woman, if that's what makes her happy. That's what she should pursue, but to belittle women who want something other than that, it seems backwards. Not backwards as in old fashioned, but backwards because the more traditional community has such an issue when their lifestyle and ideals are attacked, yet I see the same sort of (albeit mild mannered) attack going on here.

  6. AMEN!This is truth!I have a friend who purports to live according to the Bible.Her husband makes more than enough to support her and their 2 children but she works outside the home.I asked her about it and she said that when she's home,she does fulfil her wifely role so she doesn't see the lack of concord with what the Bible says.Note, she has a maid who does a lot of the housework so even when she is home,she doesn't actually do much.I don't see how she could think that she is a keeper at home.She said 'being domestic is boring.' I assume that's because she had a maid (she spent a few motnhs at home while job hunting)and therefore didn't have much to do!

  7. There is such a peace that comes along with living the way teh Lord commanded. Most women of today scream "BONDAGE!". I've had women yell at me on the streets ... "THIS IS AMERICA! WE'RE FREE!" Such a sad, sad thing. They look at me as if I'm being forced to submit and live the way I live ... however it is my free choice to obey the Word of God and live as He wants me to live.

    Thanks for posting.

    In Christ, js

  8. Wrika- how ISN'T Hilary ungodly?

    Anyway, it becomes ungodly when she only wants to work for ungodly reasons- to "outdo" her husband and become the man instead of him being it, because she cares about herself, her desires, success, and even money more than her own kids, etc. Women going out of their way to be workaholics and wear the pants ARE ungodly; THEY are the ones setting us back to the stone age. We are ladies; we should act like it, especially if we wish to be treated as such (and who in their right mind wouldn't?).


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