Before we get this party started, let me insert this little disclaimer and plea here:
Please don’t send me hate mail or nasty messages on social media. You might disagree with everything you’re about to read, and that’s okay. But your time may be best spent elsewhere on things like…eating donuts and drinking coffee. That is all. Onward!
I firmly believe there are desires that God has planted deep in the hearts of women. The desire to care for and nurture her family The desire to do her best to keep a good house and hug babies. And also a deep desire, when needed, to hide in the closet and eat chocolate.
Lemme tell you something – those desires are normal. However, for whatever reason, over the years women have been made to feel like it makes them weak:
- You should be doing something “important with your life.”
- Serving a man and children makes you less of a woman.
- A submissive homemaker sits in a corner cowering because “her man” is towering over her with a big stick.
Hear me now: a homemaker is not a doormat. Neither are we the ever-present martyr, serving everyone else while we waste away ourselves.
We are women. We are who God called us to be. WE ARE STRONG.
Here is something that needs to be said: It’s okay to embrace the desire you have to take care of your family. For too long we’ve squashed it like a bug because we feel like it means everyone else will look down on us.
It’s time to take it back. It’s time to embrace our inner June Cleaver. It’s time to realize we CAN keep house and we CAN do it well and we ARE important.
We are the backbone of society. We are the ones taking care of those great leaders, washing their socks and undies and making their breakfasts. And do you know what? That makes us great leaders too.
You need to take back your home and stop caving to society’s ideals about how taking care of a home is less important than other roles. These are some of the most important tasks of all: Training up children to love the Lord and serve others, supporting your spouse, being the confidant…and these tasks are those of a homemaker.
We are not doormats – We are the string that holds things together.
Now, let’s go forth and learn to do this job well. Embrace it. Hold your head high when you make those sandwiches and search for days for those blasted missing socks.
Move over, June Cleaver. You’ve got company.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.