Recently, a friend of mine whom I hadn’t seen for many years, told me that she’s “never worked.” (Meaning, outside the home.) Well, she has raised several children and made their house into a home, all while her husband held down several jobs to make ends meet.
So, here’s the thing:
MOTHER is what YHWH had in mind for all His female creations. (See Genesis 1:28 and 9:7.) Yet, somehow, this "job" is looked down upon in "western civilization"....."What - you've never worked for a living? No wonder you guys can't upgrade to a better house/car!" Truth is, YHWH never, ever said, "Money is where it's at, my friend! Work hard and do whatever it takes to get ahead, so you can become rich and envied by everyone you know!"
Timothy, had this to say: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” (1 Timothy 6:10).
From what we can see in Scripture, YHWH intended man to be the "head" of the house (spiritually and otherwise), taking care of his family and making sure they had a roof over their heads and food to eat; while the wife's job was to "be fruitful and multiply," taking care of the children and keeping everyone fed in a clean living environment.
Of course, living in a "fallen world" meant that often, the wife had to "work outside" the home to help pay the rent/mortgage, etc. But it has also produced "latch-key kids" who were raised by baby-sitters, or left to raise themselves...which has produced a less than stellar society as is evidenced by the fact that everything YHWH ever considered EVIL is now considered GOOD by the masses, and vice-versa.
Anything goes today, and the holy behavior YHWH expects of His people has been sidelined, frowned upon and even made fun of Today, a stay-at-home mother is "tolerated" and patronized and viewed as social failure because she doesn't have a "career"....she's "never worked for a living."
Wonder how YHWH feels about our "civilized society" where some men degrade their wives for wanting to stay home to take care of her children, or where abortion is condoned and even preferable for women who "can't be inconvenienced" to have a kid that would get in the way of their career....