Yesterday I posted at Raising Homemakers.
For the average public high schooled girl, homemaking is not even an option as a “career choice.” Even for the girls who would want to get married and be mothers and homemakers, they are shot down, ridiculed or plainly told, “You can’t do that.”
The post in it’s entirety is HERE.
P.S. Remember the homemaking course? I had planned to do it again in June, but… the women taking it now have grown so much, I want to offer it again in February. You can find more information HERE
Dear Jennifer, I read your post at raisinghomemakers last night and I absolutely loved it!! Thank you for such encouragement and enlightenment on this topic. We need it so much. I need it, too. May God bless you and yours always. Love in Christ, Gabrielle
Thank you Gabrielle.
I have a daughter age 16. She is a junior at our local public high school. Upon leaving the 8th grade she was asked to fill out a 6 year plan about what she would do after high school. The choices were military service, technical school, 2 year college and 4 year college. At this time I learned the devaluation of marriage, family and homemaking. The more I thought about it there was no choice for religious life or service such the Peace Corp. I have an older daughter age 27. She just recently paid off her student loans from 4 year college. She was actually able to get a job in her major, but is having to financially plan her wedding and starting a family. And just last week my oldest son tells me that his wife is still mad at me for the way I raised him-keeping the home-doing laundry, cooking the meals etc. It boggles my mind. Years back my county suggested I put my youngest daughter with relatives until I “got back on my feet” when I experienced financial difficulties. There is no support for “the family” out there.