Monday, June 28, 2010

John Piper Answers Working Mothers Question


Liz said...

Having now been on both sides of this 'debate', I can totally see & understand both sides. I'm not "anti" working moms, but I did what was best for my family at the time --- and that was me being a SAHM for about 10 years before going back to work part time. We struggle financially from time to time, but we're convinced that me being at home when the kids are is best for us, so that's what I do! :)

I love John Piper & enjoyed this video! He has such a way with words.

Candice said...

I agree about John Piper: he chooses his words so carefully but he doesn't have to hesitate to find them.

I wondered after I posted this if I should've. I agree completely with what he says, but I do not stand in judgment of those with different situations. I believe that a husband and wife have to seek the Lord for the best situation for their family. When I saw this, I was really thinking more that I appreciated the encouragement JP offered to women who feel that being a stay at home mom isn't 'enough'; I love that he encourages women to view motherhood/wifehood/keeping of the home as a 'high and holy calling', which it is. I know women who work (outside the home) for various reasons, but whose 'heart is at home'. I admire them because it's hard to have a heart that's at home even when you don't have other things on your plate...but I am so thankful to the Lord that I get to be home. There's nothing else I'd rather be doing! Sorry if this is rambling...getting very late! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Candice
Your blog is soooo encouraging! Really struggling right now with life and spiritually bringing up the children.
I liked this post, he does use wise words. That is sure the ideal and what we should strive for, but like you I don't judge other women who work, It's between them and the Lord, they are accountable, not me.

I should remember to be more thankful that I can STAY HOME! Thanks for reminding me!!


Anne said...

Lord willing, I will be able to be a SAHM again. But as much as I didn't want to work outside the home, it was a necessity. And I was especially thankful for that job when Matt was out of work for a month (could have been MUCH worse). But God is faithful...and we know he's going to continue caring for our needs, whether I work and receive a paycheck or if I stay home and work. Thank you posting this, Candice. :)