The other day, John Piper answered a question concerning if it is biblical for mothers to hold full time jobs outside of the home. I know that a lot of women out there have this question, and a lot of times as Christians we feel conflicted on this issue. Our church seems to have an answer but our society has a different one. It sometimes is hard to discern what is biblical and what is not. John Piper did a decent job at answering the question. Love, love, love this part of his response:
"It is a great and glorious calling to be a mother and a homemaker and a wife and a neighborhood make-it-happen kind of person and a church minister. Who knows what God might be pleased to do."
I am always refreshed and encouraged when I am reminded of what being a stay at home mom is.
Here is Piper's full response:
So I know some of you who read this blog might actually be interested in this question a bit more. Although I loved Piper's response because it encouraged me, I think Doug Wilson answers it better. Doug answers a more general question, should women work outside of the home at all? Check his answer out, he explains a lot more: