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Christians Say the Darnedest Things: Women, Your Place is in the Home by John MacArthur

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She is to the home keeper, to take care of her husband, to provide for him and for the children, all that they need as they live in that home. Materially, she is to take the resources the husband brings home and translate them into a comfortable and blessed life for her children. She is to take the spiritual things that she knows and learns and to pass them on to her children. She is a keeper at home. God’s standard is for the wife and mother to work inside the home and not outside. For a mother to get a job outside the home in order to send her children even to a Christian school is to misunderstand her husband’s role as a provider, as well as her own duty to the family.

Godly women are to be content at home, and to be content to love their children and love their husbands and serve their families in their homes and serve the Lord. One of the most wonderful things that the church has ever experienced is the ministry of women. All of the tests and the studies and surveys indicate that about 60 percent of all church life is cared for by women. Evangelical churches are populated by women. They say about 37 percent of evangelical churches are men. The church has always benefited by godly women who work in the home, and when they have time they minister on behalf of the church. And as women abandon the home for the world, they also abandon the church.

— John MacArthur, God’s Pattern for Wives, February 18, 1996


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    Oh so this one says women have to stay home and take care of their homes but also take care of everything that is not a leadership role at church too?

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    “We, the willing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, that we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing, immediately.”

    I’ve been reciting this for over 4 decades now. (It was one of the photo-copied jokes circulating through my parents’ workplace in the 1970’s.) I still recite it because it’s still too true for far too many people. Maybe someday I can consign it to the obsolete pile, though I’m quite sure it won’t happen until we get rid of Trump and his cohorts in Congress who are trying to cripple our democracy and rob the poorest of what little they have. Asshats.

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      Right on, anotherami! Isn’t it interesting how the church loves to hurt people and to call it God’s Love. My question is, Why the heck don’t people see and believe what is given them at church and then run for their lives straight out the door? 😉

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