by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife – Proverbs 31 Wife – The Modern Day Fallacy
Editor’s note: Sorry Lori, but I remember nothing in Proverbs 31 to indicate this woman was homeschooling, hovering over her children or husband. Instead I see a woman not afraid to act independently from her husband, who had servants who were very likely not only doing the cooking and housework, but were likely raising the Proverb 31 woman’s children while she was buying vineyards.
A woman with a career is making her boss the one she is in submission under. The Proverbs 31 woman was only under submission to her husband. It doesn’t speak about a boss or coworker rising up to praise her. No, it is her husband and children because these are who she has invested her life into, certainly not a career. She looks well to the ways of her household, not her career.
When a woman has a career, she must give her best for it. Her children get the leftovers and her husband gets little to nothing. Is it any surprise that divorces have skyrocketed since the feminist movement which convinced women that it was imperative for them to leave their homes and get out of the bondage of being home with their children and a wife to their husband? A wife’s first responsibility is to be a help meet to her husband. This is why God created her in the beginning.
The Proverbs 31 woman’s entire life revolved around her home and family. Everything she did was for them.
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