This is the first post in my Homemaking 101 series. I realized after a bit of research that the word homemaker is not a common word today. I was really surprised by this as it is a part of my everyday life and I feel like it is one of the most important rolls in society. We are raising the future. We are meeting our husbands (or wives) needs so they can leave and work. We make sure the home runs smooth. We make the house into a home. We are the back bone of the family!!! How is this term not a part of todays common everyday language. I mean I realize a lot of women go to work and are against the idea that its women’s place to stay home, but someone still has to manage the home, the kids, the everyday scheduling. The word homemaker doesn’t have to be a women either if you are a single dad or a husband who takes care of these tasks you are a homemaker. If we work, or not, someone in the home has to be a homemaker. This is not a bad word. It is a word that means so much to everyone. As a Christian Homemaker this is my view of the term homemaker.
It is a role strongly urged in The Bible from God.
Proverbs 31:10-31 |
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Homemaking from a Christian women’s perspective
A Homemaker in its self is a maker of the home. She turns a house into a home. She keeps her home cleaned and organized. She takes care of meals, finances, décor, any mental, emotional or physical needs. She meets the needs of her husband so he doesn’t have anything to worry about as he leaves the comfort of home to work. She makes sure to do what is in the best interests for her children and trains them in the way of The Lord. She stretches a dollar anyway she can. She provides hospitality to others outside the house. If she can she helps supplement the household income. She is prepared for anything. She is knowledgeable and wise. She is never idle. And although it may feel like a thankless job she knows her husband and children love her and know her worth. She does all things unto the lord.
How do you become a homemaker? | Where to start?
In this Homemaking 101 series I will go over not only the basics on how to be a homemaker but tips and tricks as well to help make homemaking easier. Subscribe to our email newsletter to follow this series. Do you have some questions you need answered or any tips or tricks you find useful in your homemaking please share by commenting below.