Should a Christian Wife Work Outside of the Home?

SSU Special Edition: Preparing For Marriage

By Shelley Poston, CARM

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What is my reason for working outside of the home?

Many women work outside of the home because of finances. A husband and wife must decide together what their financial situation requires. However, it would be wise for families to consider the difference between “needs” and “wants.” A nurturing home life always outweighs momentary material accumulation that is not necessarily required. The pattern in the Bible is for a wife to maintain the home, and there is always blessing in God’s relationship structures. If a family is struggling financially, it may be preferable for a wife to first consider if she can find a job that keeps her closer to home, has convenient hours for the family, or is run out of her home. Read more

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