We want our boys and girls to see that biblical manhood and womanhood are aspirational realities and not dead ends.
The stay at home mom is the toughest spot in today’s cultural battles. There is tremendous cultural pressure for moms to not take the stay at home position. We need to say a few things in response. It should not be illegal to be a stay at home mom. Being a stay at home mom doesn’t mean failing to use to untapped potential. The marketplace is the end all be all for many people. We value more than what is in our bank account. God’s natural plan for the family is a beautiful plan that will lead to untold human flourishing. Being a stay at home mom doesn’t mean harming the economy, it means using everything you have for the benefit of children and the glory of God. Consider the economic potential of the homeschooling mother who focuses so much attention on her children. There are many things that are hard to quantify in these matters.
Who made the family and ordered the home? God did. God made these things. We do not have the freedom to remake marriage and the home as we see fit. We should not feel the wind at our back as we engage in these kind of realities. We have a call today to be a counterculture. We need to be a true culture. We are the true culture. We live out the values, teachings, and ideals of the kingdom of God. We need to celebrate the work of mothers and homemakers. We need to make it clear that we are not going to devalue motherhood or devalue children.
It should be illegal to be a stay-at-home mum by Sarrah Le Marquand