What does the Bible say about women working outside the home?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Mini Rush Hampton

My wife and I have swapped roles as she runs the business and I'm the keeper of the house. I also keep everything running at the business when something breaks. I don't like it when "religion" takes 1 or 2 scriptures and builds a doctrine on them. We lack understanding. Women have an awesome business mind. That's why behind every good man is a good woman right? Women are also much more In tune with the voice of God. They listen when we men do nothing but question (God is that you, is that you, is that really you) my conclusion is.... We all have are strengths and weaknesses. I highly recommend finding each other's strengths and build on them. My wife and I do this. She can't do what I do and I can't do what she does so we use each other's strong points and don't run each other down on our weaknesses. We are commissioned to build each other up. Let's look at proverbs and take note on how "she" makes business decisions for her family and the bible says she is almost priceless.

proverbs 31 verse 10! Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.

Pro 31:11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

Pro 31:12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

Pro 31:13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

Pro 31:14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

Pro 31:15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

Pro 31:16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

Pro 31:17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

Pro 31:18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

Pro 31:19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

Pro 31:20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

Pro 31:21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Pro 31:22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

Pro 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

Pro 31:24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

Pro 31:25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

Pro 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

Pro 31:27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Pro 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

Pro 31:29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

Pro 31:30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

Pro 31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Then Paul seals the deal saying in Eph 5:25. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

The word for love in the Greek is agapaō and it means "to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to LOVE DEARLY,

Mathew Henry couldn't have said it better. "“The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.”

Husbands. Your main priority should be to your wife

August 21 2014 Report

Mini Brian Ansell

For those who believe a woman should not work outside the home. Imagine how your families life would be affected with no female midwives, no female teachers, nursery workers, nurses and doctors then no female shop workers or telephonists! Women not working outside the home would be sexist and madness.

April 25 2017 Report

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