"He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings." Psalm 40:2

Stay-at-Home Martyr?

So well said! Wonderful truth in this article!
Our thankful obedience as a stay-at-home-mom is simply that: thankful obedience. It’s no different than thankful obedience to any other calling or vocation, and our job is one with many blessings and benefits not found in other jobs. Let’s get and keep a biblical perspective on things – the position of housewife/homemaker/stay-at-home-mom included.


saint-at-homeHave you ever asked a married woman what she does only to get a wearied, saintly look and hear, “I’m a stay at home mom.” I know that I have given that answer, with that look on my face. With rising recognition that work in the home is legitimate and challenging, a too-common attitude has arisen among evangelical mothers: we have the hardest job in the world (especially if we home school). Good job we realize that it’s the most important job as well, or we’d drop dead of exhaustion.

But it just isn’t so. Don’t get me wrong–staying at home and caring for children is hard work!

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2 Responses to “Stay-at-Home Martyr?”

  1. Sis

    I liked the article, I find I need to take regular breaks away from my family to avoid the martyr/overwhelmed feeling.

    • Jenni

      Surely most people need a break from any job – at a 9 to 5 they’re often mandatory and scheduled in! 🙂 My husband actually sat me down recently and made me schedule in some much needed break time (LOVE him!).
      It’s truly important to keep our perspective while with them, though, and realize that some of what we tend to get SO upset over really isn’t THAT bad. I’d rather be a SAHM than do some of the jobs Hubbie has had in the past ANY day. 🙂

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