This subject causes a great deal of
conflict in our country today. During New Testament times and
even during our country's colonial times, society was structured in
such a way that women really didn't have much choice except to be
keepers at home. Our modern world has certainly changed
Last year (2005) more women graduated with college
degrees than men. More and more women are entering the work
force than ever before. Our country allows people to do whatever they please regarding their careers and more and more women are
choosing to have one. Titus 2:5 says that the younger women
are "To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient
to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."
We shouldn't expect the world to be interested in keeping God's word
because they care nothing for it. However, we as Christians
cannot violate the word of God with out consequences.
Both Christian and non-Christian families who
have working mothers are suffering consequences from God.
Look at divorce rates, look at the turmoil that permeates the homes
in our society, consider how common adultery has become in our
society. All of this cannot be blamed on women in the work
place entirely but this is one symptom of the cause and we will take
time to treat it here.
Elder James Taylor