My Unpopular Opinions

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Not everyone agrees with my views. In fact, most people don’t. I consider myself to be in the small percentage of women today that love being a true woman. I am proud to be a homemaker, I love it, and there’s no other job I’d rather do. I love taking care of my family. I enjoy cleaning and organizing, cooking, arts & crafts, decorating, etc.  I also love fitness, I hike, run, do yoga, and even ballet. I am a shopping addict and love to incorporate a retro housewife style into my everyday wardrobe.

I realize homemaking is not for everyone. There are some women that would be truly miserable doing this job, and that’s fine. Some women aren’t able to because of financial reasons, I understand that and obviously you must support your family first.  You have to so what works best for you and your family.  However, I believe that the art of homemaking is being lost more and more through the generations, and I hope there are enough of us out there to keep it alive!  I do believe that God created women for this role in particular.  It’s natural for a woman to nurture and love.  Our hands are small and petite to be able to sew and clean even the smallest of areas.

I also believe that a wife should submit to her husband.

Ephesians 5:22-24

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.

1 Peter 3:1-7

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands

Titus 2:5

To be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

I think that his belief if mine is probably one of the least popular among women today.  The thought of submitting to your husband makes most women cringe.  When on earth did we become so proud?  I think of it like this, a woman has no problem submitting to her boss at work.  He tells her what to do and she doesn’t think twice about doing it.  She shows her boss respect, doesn’t talk back or down, doesn’t nag, etc.  Doesn’t question his authority.  Why?  Because if she did so she would lose her job.  But what about at home?  Many wives have no problem doing the exact opposite to their own husbands.  They nag, talk down, and disrespect over and over again.  Why?  Do they not fear losing their marriage like they do their job?  When did a boss at work deserve to be treated better than the man you married?  The man you chose to spend the rest of your life with!

As women, we can show our love and devotion to God by treating submitting to our husbands as we do to the Lord.  Is it easy?  Most definitely not.  None of us our perfect.  There are times when I lose my cool, talk back, storm off, etc., and I always end up regretting it about two seconds later.  I think to myself, how could I have behaved like that?  How could I have spoke to the man I love so much in that way?

Now trust me, I wasn’t always this way.  I didn’t always believe this.  A few years ago I was one of those women laughing and looking down at the thought of being a submissive housewife.  For those of you that are ready to change, get a fresh start, and improve your life, here are a few books I highly recommend that talk about this type of lifestyle.

The Total Woman by Marabel Morgan

Found here on Amazon

The Surrendered Wife by Laura Doyle

Found here on Amazon

Fascinating Womanhood by Helen Andelin

Found here on Amazon

The Good Wife’s Guide by Darlene Schacht

Found here on Amazon

I’m so glad that you have found my blog!  I will be posting often about homemaking, cooking, and everyday life.

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One thought on “My Unpopular Opinions

  1. Don’t let them fool you. I have more requests for information on becoming an effective homemaker, and get more hits on my posts about cleaning schedules. I think we’re just rare in the fact we have no problem admitting we enjoy it.

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