True Fulfillment as a Woman

Various different articles, studies, and research has shown us how to find happiness as women. A myth has been being perpetuated that women need to have a successful career in order to find meaning and happiness. Working at home helping your husband will bring greater joy, peace, and happiness for everyone.

 

1. Women abandoning home and children has created guilt on an epidemic scale.

2. Women now struggle with decreased overall happiness.

3. Mothers are more strained and exhausted.

4. Women are chasing an elusive happiness in a hamster wheel.

5. “They are to teach what is good…working at home.” Titus 2:4-5 God knows what we need; that is where we find happiness.

 

1. http://workingmoms.about.com/od/todaysworkingmoms/a/workguilt.htm

2. http://www.nber.org/papers/w14969

3. http://www.dailytribune.com/lifestyle/20131009/moms-more-fatigued-than-dads-by-career-home-life-but-still-happy

4. http://news.yahoo.com/men-happier-women-survey-finds-195810906.html

5. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Titus+2%3A1-14&version=ESV

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Daniel Mason is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Theology, and is founder and creator of Disciple's Perspective.

19 thoughts on “True Fulfillment as a Woman

  1. Masondan, thanks for posting on this subject. My thought is that there is a natural conflict between motherhood and career, since a person can generally only do one thing at a time. The fact is, there is a real need for a culture to develop in which wives can remain in the home. Such a culture would necessarily have to do away with the idea that it is BETTER for a woman to have a career rather than embrace motherhood.

    God bless, and keep up the good work!

    1. For a woman to remain at home as a wife and mother used to be the culture until all this women’s liber stuff started in the 70’s in earnest and went from there to what we have now. They were conned into believing a lie straight from hell. Now look what we have in this country. Abortion on demand, broken families that produce a broken society, absentee mothers and wives who leave the raising of their children to baby sitters or pre school who teach them the world values instead of God’s values. We also have a government that is resposible too by over spending and raising taxes so high that it is almost impossible to raise a family with only the man’s income. This is my view point from a woman who saw all this happen and the results of it. God is pretty much being banned from our society and we are reaping the results of it. I hope these young women will realize the lie they have been fed and do something to change it. It has to come from them. My kids are grown now so I have a good dog named Harley and a good husband. I pray God will instill in these young mothers the priviage they have in staying home and really raising their children. Let your husband be the man and the bread winner.

      1. Hi harley, I totally agree with what you have said and I can add that the mothers’ role at home is more difficult, important, sacred, and essential than securing incomes . Who will be serving your kids better than there mothers, they say that during birth mothers are so close to death and that the pain they have will be so poewerfull to an extent that some fluids are delivered by the brain makes mothers forget this pain so they dare to have babies again. For only that I know that they have better roles and responsibilities that what husbunds have.

  2. I’ve been reading that verse in Titus, and, oh, it’s so true! I think the Bible is pretty clear about woman’s purpose… Why don’t we apply it?!? Great post =D

  3. Amazing that the word of God is right! The sad part is how far we have gotten away from it as a pastor’s wife I teach that the greatest thing to be is a wife and a mom that is our role. That role will look different in each marriage because each man is different and what works in that family will need to be decided between them and God.

    1. I agree with you. Although I am a housewife and mother I believe every family is different and everyone has a different role in the home that works for them. Its all about team work!

  4. It’s the serpent’s lie – deceiving women in mass – that they cannot be fulfilled at home. The embraces of her children, the ordering of her home, even fresh smelling laundry can bring joy. I have to learn to cook so I won’t add that one in yet. 😉

  5. “chasing an elusive happiness in a hamster wheel”
    Is that the plan?
    HaHa — not a good plan — Here is the plan: John 3
    16For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
    later in the text, John the Baptist says ““A person can receive only what is given them from heaven.”
    Thanks for posting.
    ~ Eric

  6. So true, I love it. The Bible says that a woman is to be a helpmeet for her husband, and that she is to be a “keeper at home” (in the King James). Of course in these days it’s often hard to make it on just one income and the woman is kind of forced to work, but I don’t believe in a woman having a full-on career once she is married. Her responsibility then is to her husband. Thanks for posting!

    1. I’ve thought about what you said as well. Another option in regards to “hard to make it on just one income” is to lower the standard of living. People are trying so hard to keep up with the Jones’ way of life. How much better for the family if the mama can devote all her energy into God and husband and family and home? What are your thoughts?

      1. I most certainly agree. Their indeed may come a time and place for the woman to be taking the mans role, but she should never actively seek it out. A woman should be prepared and ready to keep the home and care for her precious children, and if she is seeking out a career, she will end up neglecting home and children; causing undue guilt.

        True, the stress from having one income will be rough, especially since the average income has increased BECAUSE of women goin into the work force. But we have to ask, is it better for the family? Better for the children? Would you really want someone else, like the public schools and the baby sitter to raise your kids? How can think this is good?

        You bring up some great points, it’s usually just greed, jealousy, and selfishness that leads to people ‘working hard’ for their ‘kids’. But it’s not for them. It’s almost always selfish. People want to ‘live the American dream’ and screw their kids over in the name of ‘love’.

        Thanks for posting! God bless.

  7. Honestly, I was surprised to see and experience for myself that being a homemaker is much more difficult than battling it out in the corporate world. Perhaps that’s the reason why I find more fulfillment in taking care of the home and making sure that everything and everyone is in order. I must say, being a fully capable “woman of the house” has become so underrated and overlooked.

  8. hi! thanks for dropping by my site. i appreciate your thoughts in probably one of the most heated topics when the women’s lib started. fulfillment as a woman is knowing my value in Christ and enjoying God’s design that is unique to woman. knowing my priorities will keep me in check – my time with the Lord, my husband, my kids, then my work / ministry. i have recently left the workplace to be a full-time, homeschooling mom to my to kids and i am enjoying this season! however, I have so much respect for working women who have committed themselves to the right priorities ( as I have enumerated above). keep on inspiring!

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