There are so many ways the scourge of feminism and the women’s rights movement has destroyed lives, marriages, homes, the unborn, children of all ages, and the Western world. The feminist movement is putrid, to say the least. And women should never have been given suffrage, but I am digressing already on another topic!
One of the ways Christian women in particular can counteract this scrofulous carbuncle on the face of our own little spheres is to choose to have a peaceful home.
There are everyday ways and more difficult ways, and I will share a few of those things with you ladies in this article. Not from one who did it all perfectly, nor from one who has a regret-free mind as a widow, but from one who as a long-time Christian is still learning as I go along in life, and I want to share a bit with you.
First thing to do is purge from your vocabulary and mindset the tired but somewhat true old saying, “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t NOBODY happy.” Life and making a home your husband’s castle is not going to be easy if you are focused on your self, your needs, your desires.
One of the everyday things you can do is to strive for a REASONABLY uncluttered house. Children can help clear away things periodically during the day and especially before daddy comes home. In the same vein, it IS going to be cluttered just from living, and especially if you’re homeschooling, but a 7-minute time frame to put things away works well. Train your children for all jobs inside and outside according to their ages and abilities. They are capable of a lot more than you might think, and like to feel needed to make the home run smoothly.
Be through using your washer and dryer by the time your husband comes home. Call it a day for general housework a while before he arrives. No phone calls or texting with your mama or friends when hubby is home.
Greet your husband at the door with a smile, a warm hug and kiss and tell him how glad you are to have him home, hopefully having pinched your cheeks, spritzed on a bit of perfume, and done a little something with that hair before he walked in! Have a good meal cooked for him, expecting nothing from him in the way of help. He has worked all day for his family, let him have some peace and quiet when possible.
These are just a few common things that will be a start or to a peaceful home. You probably have a list yourself of ways you make your home a haven for your family. Keep it up!
In the next article I’ll add several aspects to making a peaceful home and blessing your husband purposefully.
Titus 2: 3-5
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Katie O'Neal is a Georgia native living in the Heart of Dixie. She is a Christian, a widow, a mother, and a grandmother. She was a homeschool mama in the 80s and 90s, and is currently a homeschool grandma. She is rabidly in love with her immediate family, her blood kin, and her Southern folk and their history, culture, and future. She has been a reader from childhood. She is an agrarian-minded homemaker, and more…but this’ll do for now.