by Lady Lydia from Home Living – Should Christian Husbands Ask Their Wives to Go to Work?
Editor’s note: While the decision to work or not work while you have children is deeply personal in the Quiverfull movement it’s interesting that the female cultural enforcers like Lady Lydia and Lori Alexander cannot even agree on basics. Lori highlighted Lydia today because Lydia says you can refuse to work if your husband orders it. Lori thinks the husband’s orders come before your own needs. Interesting.
Notice the men are told to speak the things of “sound” doctrine and be “sound” in faith. Requesting their wives to support the family and seek paychecks through employment, is not sound doctrine and does not show faith in God’s Word, His pattern for life, or His commands. Pressuring the wife to work shows ignorance of the Word of God. It also shows a man who is under peer pressure from other men, usually in his place or work, because they have their wives working, too. (At home, a woman does work!). What this is all about, is the desire for money.
These days, there are erroneous religious teachings being spread about obedience. False teachers declare that a woman is obligated to go to work outside the home when her husband wants her to, because she should obey her husband. When the apostle Paul was told by a government authority that he should not preach the word of God, he replied, “We ought obey God, rather than man.” Acts 5:29 These days, if a man asks his wife to get a job, she will comply out of fear that he will leave her if she doesn’t, and yet, when a husband asks a wife to stay home, even Christian women will refuse. My opinion is that people pick and choose what they really want to do, regardless of scripture.Men are not authorized to teach something contrary to God’s law. A woman’s ultimate authority is the Lord, and if she is wise, she will not ever go against God’s word, but instead, teach her husband by her good example in obeying the Word of God.
When a husband asks his wife to bring in an income, he is asking her to disobey the word of God and to neglect her home.
QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.
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