After reading this quote it had me thinking… how often do you hear parents encouraging their children to have a family? In today’s world, by the time your child hits high school age we are encouraging them to go to college and get a career. This of course is a good thing, but I STRONGLY believe it shouldn’t be the only thing that our children hear leaving our mouths. We should be adding on… so you can support your family and so your children can be taken care of. We should be teaching young girls every option. Explaining to them that we encourage them to be able to take care of themselves, but if at a time in there life they find themselves having the opportunity to be a homemaker, stay at home mother, ‘vintage Feminist’ then that is more than ok to want and to go through with. It is completely alright to want that life as well. We should also be encouraging our sons to be open to allowing their future wives to stay home as well. Teach them this might be something that could also be a possibility and is an amazing thing for their future children.
It’s so important in this day and age to being open to teaching our children that family life should be yearned for above all other things. That money is something that comes and goes. It’s something, yes we need, but we should not live for. We should remind our daughters life should be admired for love and not money and they should grow to be someone God would be proud of. I believe being a homemaker is a great way to focus on this ‘love’ life has in store for us.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.