The word "homemaker" in today’s society is considered passé. It brings about connotations of the 1950s June Cleaver in Leave It to Beaver. Today's mom are known as a "stay-at-home mom," " a "domestic engineer," but rarely as a "homemaker." However, before we completely throw this word out, I think we need to consider how appropriate and important it really is. The word "homemaking" when understood correctly, is a powerful word. Not to be confused with a woman who simply wants to sleep-in, a true homemaker describes "a person who makes a home."
As women, we are all appointed to be keepers of the home. Someday you may be called to love a husband and bring up children and make a home for them. Or as a single woman, you may be entrusted with a home from which you extend hospitality and vital service to your church and community. While you may pursue many other God-honoring tasks or occupations throughout your lifetime, you are also called to be a homemaker.
Many young women do not understand that cultivating the skills, not only of housekeeping, but of making a home for your family, is vital. For housekeeping and homemaking are not always exactly the same. Housekeeping consists of the laundry, the dishes, and cleaning the bathroom, but homemaking is something else.
Homemaking is the deliberate nurturing of beauty and productivity within family relationships. Homemaking is about helping your family feel loved and comforted. Anyone can keep house. Not everyone bothers to make a home.
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Dr. Angela Chester | New Life Pastoral Counseling
Located in Southern California, Dr. Angela Chester is a Pastoral Counselor, best selling author, speaker and entrepreneur. Dedicated to empowering others to live life on purpose by living in one's purpose she hold numerous online events throughout the year.
Blending her passions of entrepreneurialism and counseling she teaches others how to discover unique paths in life that will bring about better successes - both personally and professionally.
Dr. Chester is frequently quoted by The Long Beach Leader, CNN, Madame Noire, The Man Registry, The Los Angeles Times and other publications. She currently serves on the advisory boards of the National InterFaith Council and is a member of the International Women’s Leadership Association.