Jun 28

Is It OK for Moms to Have Jobs Outside of the Home?

2010 at 3:16 pm   |   by Carolyn Mahaney Filed under Homemaking | Motherhood

Last week, John Piper answered a question we get a lot—“Is it OK for mothers to work full-time outside the home?” We love his answer—full of grace and passionate to encourage women to view their home as a “launching pad for ministry and missions.” He concludes with these comments:

“Those are the kind of dreams I want to offer the younger women that are coming along so that they don’t think, “If I don’t get a career and make lots of money and be equal with men in pay and time and everything, I’ve somehow sold out to something small or something that doesn’t require intellectual capabilities. It is a great and glorious calling to be a mother and a homemaker and a wife and a neighborhood make-it-happen kind of person and a church minister. Who knows what God might be pleased to do.”

You can read a transcript of John Piper’s response at the Desiring God blog. Also, we did a short series last year in response to a question about the husband’s responsibility in the home. You can check it out here.

May God give us all a bigger vision of how we can serve Him in and through our homes!