1. Hi Jolene,

    Thank you for this podcast. I am a working wife and mother. Neither my husband nor I have a college degree, therefore we both must work to make ends meet. I realize that God commanded Adam to toil the field and Eve to bear/rear the children, but does that mean that I am sinning against God’s command when I go to work? I love that you said “A woman’s heart will always be drawn back to her home.” I would love to be home with my children, but I do also love my job. I work for a wonderful philanthropy that grants millions of dollars every year to help improve the health of all Americans. The work that we do is so wonderful, and I absolutely value being a part of this work.

    Please help me understand.

    Blessings to you,

  2. Hi Kelly,
    Nope, you’re not sinning! 🙂 If your husband wants you to work outside of the home, then work outside of the home. And there is nothing wrong with getting fulfillment out of one’s work! Where a wife has to be careful is when it comes to her attitude toward her husband due to the fact that she’s working outside of the home. Will she be more critical of him, demanding of him, less respectful? This could be a meter one could use to gauge the situation. Always keep in mind that the most important thing is the relationships. What will your relationship be like with your husband and your children if you work outside of the home? Full-time. Part-time. Permanently. Temporarily. This answer will look different for every woman, but every woman will always be drawn back to the care and nuturing of her home/family because that is how God designed us. We want to do it all and we want to do it all well, but what is the main priority? It’s always best to choose building your marriage and family life over the money and career. I hope this helps!

    1. It does help! And it calms my soul to know that I’m able to honor both my husband and God, while enjoying the work that I do outside of the home. Thank you once again for your wisdom, Jolene. I do enjoy to your podcasts!

  3. Great concepts — I hadn’t ever thought of the fact that my husband isn’t as drawn to “homemaker” chores as me, just as I am not inclined to ignore those homemaker chores and put my career first. His focus is breadwinner, mine is homemaker (I work 3-4 days a week but my focus is the home). Makes sense! Thank you!

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