I think often about that woman in the Bible, the woman hanging out in Proverbs 31, the model for a godly woman. She does many things, wears many hats.
But one thing she does well, one thing is her priority: her home, husband and children. Her other pursuits fall around that.
“She looks well to the ways of her home, she is not idle…” Prov. 31:27
Somewhere along the way, a few generations back, the priority of homes, children and husbands took a backseat to promised fulfillment. Women became lured by the sirens of career, accolades and accomplishment, and the daily, hard, sleeve-rolling work became more mundane and distasteful in light of the exciting, interesting activity available. Women became distracted from their families because, quite frankly, family work is lackluster.
That was disconcerting enough.
But something looms dangerously familiar, now, even in homes where for a time, women had returned as stout, home-builders.