She works all day, taking orders from her bosses, trying to keep customers happy, or laboring in a sweat mill. Then she picks up the kids from the Wild Child Corral and goes home to a hubby who has had a “long day at the office.” She has to get supper together, help with the homework, and run a couple loads of laundry. She’s the last one to bed and often has to get up during the night for one of the children.
Women’s liberation has made labor slaves out of the majority of the female population. While women pushed for recognition of equality of the sexes, men seem to enjoy the arrangement as well. After all what is not to like? He has more money to spend and less responsibility. However, if the theory of equality of sexes were true, women would not only work, but men would bear babies.
Why Men Must Provide
The curse on Adam required him to labor for his family by the sweat of his brow (Genesis 3:17-19). Eve’s curse gave her pain in child bearing. Why have women adopted the man’s curse? Men today not only allow their wives to become bread-winners for the home, some demand she get a job and “do her part.” From the beginning, it was not so.
Twisting God’s Plan
God despises homosexuality because it goes against His original design and plan for humanity. It is wrong because men take on the role of women or women take on the role of men. The principle of women in the work force follows the same line of reasoning. God created men to provide and the women to prepare, men to defend and women to develop, men to bear burdens and women to bear children.
In the home, a woman does work. She works within the expanse of her husband’s calling and their joint life purpose. They work alongside. Instead, many men today farm their wives out to be helpmeet to another man. They let her fulfill his vision. The husband has his life and the wife has hers. Often, the only thing uniting them is the children. Too many times the children are not enough to hold them together, and one leaves the other for a co-worker—a helpmeet.
Men develop emotional attachments with the women they work closely with. God created men to depend on female companionship. As these emotional yearnings weave them together, adultery often follows. If that man had been employed in the presence of his wife, those ties could have become strengthened in holy matrimony. Instead, gullible and stupid men leave their wives for the secretary thinking she is better than the woman he supports at home. If they would spend as much time with their own spouse, they would find the fulfillment God intended for them.
Not only should women not seek to enter the workforce, but a man should avoid a workplace where he spends close hours of the day with women other than his spouse. Of course, you may not find a women-free workplace in our post-modern society, but avoiding those traps will save many marriages.
Men also like the idea of women working because many use this as a chance to get out of work. Too many men today live on government assistance programs while their wife goes out and makes sure the rent is paid. If you wanted a woman to make money off of, mister, you should have been a pimp, not a husband.
Since I am speaking to men only, I will not elaborate on God’s plan for women to be keepers at home (Titus 2:5). Nor would I say a man should forbid his wife from doing anything to earn money, as godly women should have a knack for industriousness (Proverbs 31:10-31) and not just mall shopping. We men have to rediscover God’s plan for our homes. We do not need to conform to the standards of the godless world around us. We do not need a two-income home or three vehicles. We should not be farming our kids out to public education and daycare centers so our wives can improve our lifestyles. We should take responsibility, pray God to lead us to sufficient income for our needs, and lead our families in God-centered order and harmony, not ungodly role reversal.