The roles God set for men and women when he passed judgment on Adam and Eve are engraved in our souls; they’re biblical.
I believe most women, (there may be some exceptions), desire to stay at home with the children and take care of the house and husband. Most men love coming home to the comforts of a wife who’s been anticipating his return, regardless of the chaos she faces in taking care of children all day.
We have been so brainwashed to think differently about these roles, and I’m sure many of you scoffed at my thoughts about them.
Think about if for a while, especially if you have children in your house. Is a career really more important than time with your little ones? Is the extra income a necessity or there for pleasure? If you are honest with yourself and listen to your heart, you may find yourself in agreement with me.
Another area of confusion in our roles comes in taking care of the house. With the vast amount of women working, men need to pull their weight at home. This does not come naturally to most men, and so many do not help.
In homes where both husband and wife work, the women still do the majority of the housework and taking care of the children. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule, but for the most part, this lack of sharing responsibilities brings much strife to a marriage.
Husbands sometimes don’t bring home as much money as their spouse, another source of conflict in some marriages.
More men are now staying home with the children while the wife works. While still a better alternative than daycare, it brings its own set of problems for couples to deal with.
The most devastating effect on families today, though, is divorce. The consequences of divorce are too great to list here, but I will touch on them in a future blog. One powerful statistic that has always stuck with me is the fact that children who experience the divorce of their parents suffer more pain than children who lose one of their parents to death.
We have wandered far from the traditional roles of men and women and it is wreaking havoc on our society.