Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Stay at home daughter

I'm not exactly like a "normal" young adult :) As I'm sure that you have already noticed.

Most young woman my age are in college or bible college studying to become whatever it is that they "dream" of becoming.
Some will spend 4 or more years in college, maxing out on student loans.
Once they are done college (or in the midst of it) they may get married and just about when it is time for their career to "take off" they will think about starting up a family.
Most will not want to waste all those years of hard work in college, the money spent, nor all the talent they have, so they will continue to work after they have children, putting them in daycare and eventually public school.

Once they are old and gray, their nest is empty and they no longer have that "amazing career" they may look back and wonder if maybe they were missing something.

I believe they were.
And I beleive that society has taken a wrong turn in regards to raising daughters.

Titus 2:4-5
 4That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
 5To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Sober = sound mind
Descreet = self controled
Chaste = innocent, modest, perfect, pure

Does this look like today's world?

I believe that part of the answer to this question lies in our system's schooling.
How are the "older woman" (aka...moms) supposed to teach their younger woman to have all these biblical characteristics if they are in school most of their lives... then gone off to college where they will most likely learn the opposite?
They can't.

This is why I'm not off in some other city or province learning something that will lead me in the direction that I believe is away from God's original plan.
God's plan is for woman to be sober, love their husbands and children, have a sound mind, be self-controlled, be innocent, modest and pure, keepers at home, good and obedient to their husbands. Why? So that the WORD of GOD will not be blasphemed.

I wonder what today's world would look like if this is the standard that we lived by?

Some people may ask how I can STAND being "cooped up" at home, not being able to enjoy "freedom" and all that the word has to offer these days.
I don't look at it as being "cooped up", but rather I look at it as the biggest freedom that I could possibly have.
I'm protected... not sheltered.
I don't have to deal with all the junk that many girls my age have already had to. I am SAFE. 
And when it is time to "leave and cleave" I will have had all the proper training that I need to face the world... AND I will have a husband to protect and guide me.

So I'm at home, where I have the BEST training that I could possibly have. Learning the ways of raising a family, and having practice on how to obey and submit to a husband one day by being obedient and submissive to my daddy.
It can't get any better then this!

This is what I was created for.
I believe this is what women were created for.

❀ Jennifer

Just to let you all know, I'm not out to bash anyone. I'm not trying to judge either.
I just wanted to tell you why I believe what I believe, and also to encourage girls that are like-minded in this area.


Rebecca Pauls said...

Very well said girl!!
Miss you (;
Love Becca

Alicia said...

Amen to that!! I'm so thankful for people like you who can be so open and honest about stuff like this. I love you lots, and I totally agree. I know you may not quite agree with where I am right now, and that's okay. I'm not out to get a "career", and the desire of my heart is to be a stay-at-home mom. Right now I'm doing what my dad and I felt was what God wanted me to do, but I also know that you're exactly in the place that God wants you to be. Please don't judge me, and I hope we can get to be even closer friends. I really appreciate having a friend who also feels this way. Love you lots!

Jenny's writings said...

No, I'm not AT ALL judging you.
It is important that you are doing what your daddy wants you to do. There are no hard feelings... at all.
Love you too girl!

Anonymous said...

Way to go girl!
Well said,
love you so much and I miss you like crazy!!


Crista "Moriah" said...

You have a very *cute* blog! :D

Blessings in Christ,