The Value of a Homemaker

The Value of a Homemaker

It saddens me when I speak to women who feel they are not contributing to their families or to society if they do not bring home a paycheck. Some believe their contributions need to be measured monetarily to be of value. Others are nagged with guilt at the thought of their degrees growing dusty on a closet shelf, while they pack lunches or potty train toddlers.

Even though the thriftiness of a conscientious wife goes a long way toward enabling her husband to support the family, some women frequently see themselves as not contributing financially to the family, and society will too often second that view.

Why is this?

Why do women fall for the lie that a woman needs to succeed in the same arena as a man in order to be successful. Why should her immeasurable worth be defined and therefore limited by a paycheck?


Imagine, for a moment, how blessed a husband can be by a wife who tends lovingly to his needs and makes wise use of the money he brings home. Imagine how much more successful that husband will be both in his career and at home, with a caring and supportive wife beside him. Imagine, from a financial aspect, how much farther that husband’s paycheck can go if there is a frugal and conscientious wife at home, making every penny of her man’s hard-earned money really count!

Value of a Homemaker

Imagine the joy of having a mother who is always available to explore and play and bake cookies with her children? Imagine what a great contribution to society those confident and well-raised children will become because they had a mother who took the time to teach them that life does not revolve around pleasing themselves and their peers, but around serving each other. Just imagine!

If you stay at home and tend your brood and your husband, do not undermine your contribution to society and to the kingdom of Christ! Your value cannot be measured in dollars and cents.

Your worth is far above rubies!

I’d love to hear your polite thoughts in the comment section.

7 thoughts on “The Value of a Homemaker”

  1. AMEN! God has always seen great value in a woman who wisely tends to her household (Proverbs 31), after all He created her! I work FT, but am trusting the Lord to bring me home FT; I’m blessed with a husband who desires the same. I can’t wait until I am home FT and can take care of my family. Great article! Thanks!!!

  2. I want to thank you for this post. I’m new to your site and the post was the first thing I saw when I clicked over. I have always worked at least part time but always desired to be home. My 13 year old daughter is having some mental health issues and can’t be home without an adult being there. Up until this last year she was my main babysitter for my younger daughter while I was working. My husband and I decided that I needed to be home, so for the first time in my adult life, I don’t have a job outside the house. Although I’ve always desired to be home, I must admit I’ve had a hard time adjusting. I feel bad I’m not bringing a paycheck in and almost feel guilty everyday when he leaves for work and I’m not. Funny, I know. It’s kind of hard to explain. So I’m trying to do what you talked about in the post. I’m making good choices with how I spend our money so his hard earned paycheck will go further. I’m taking care of most things at home so he doesn’t have to worry about it and he can just come home and relax. I’m praying that God will continue to help me. I know He will give me the strength to do what He is asking me to do in this season of my life.

    1. Yes, Kristie, he will give you strength! There is much joy being with your family, and they will benefit immeasurably! Of course, there are struggles, but there are struggles being out in the working world as well. God bless you on this wonderful journey.

  3. Hello,

    I could not agree with you more. Unfortunely , I am not there yet, and am one of the full time working mother’s- but your statement is so true. It is a blessing to be able to stay at home with your family ,take care of the home. I feel guilty continously as my career advances and I leave my baby at home. I thank God for the opportunity and love what I do, but once again it is such a true statement you wrote about and at the end of the day it is about God and Family

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