By Mary Van Nattan


Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise,
that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness,
not false accusers, not given to much wine,

teachers of good things
4 That they may teach the
young women to be sober,
to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste,

keepers at home
good, obedient to their own husbands,
that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Page 1
A Plea to the Aged Women
Attending College
Page 2
The Question of Working
Outside the Home
Page 3
Are You Really Keeping
At Home?

Keeper OF the Home?

Getting Home from the Work Place

Qs and As About Earning At Home

Going Home
Testimonies of ladies who have been
delivered from the work place.

New What about the Nurses?

QUESTION: ...I have a question and I was hoping to find help here. I am a former working woman. I left the workplace for good five years ago when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. The Lord has laid heavily on my heart that my greatest area of ministry is to my husband and children; I believe my place is at home, and I have been so richly blessed since coming home. While working I was emplyed as a Registered Nurse. As you may know 93% of all nurses are women. I am not writing this to debate anything, but what would happen if all these women stayed home? I know I worked with many Born again Christian nurses, so my question is who would care for our sick, elderly, and dying? I have often thought of this. ( Christian women face so many dilemmas in our modern day world and society.) I have had other women ask me this very same question and I don't have an answer. I often just say that I believe the Lord has called me to be at home. What are your thougths on this? I do attend a cnoservative, independent Baptist Church, however, this is an issue that is never addressed. Do you have any advice or thoughts on this issue? Thank you so much for your help!

In His love, Diane P.


ANSWER: ...In answer to your question regarding women in the nursing profession. One thing I tell people is that if all the women [in all professions] went home from the work place there would be no unemployment! :-)

Also, a lot of things would change in our culture. They couldn't charge so much for a house because there would only be one main income per family. They couldn't charge so much for cars, and many other things. Also, there would be more women taking care of their children and so the kids would grow up more secure and better tended and would be smarter. Therefore, the boys would be capable of better jobs. Women earning from home as virtuous women would be able to teach their kids [both boys and girls] to be self-employed and so we would have more entrepeneurs. Many trades would go home where they used to be. It's hard to even imagine all the possibilities.

As with other jobs, in the old days, men were nurses and orderlies. It was Florence Nightingale that was largely responsible for pushing women into regular nursing positions as far as I can tell. She was a rebellious woman that learned nursing against the wishes of her parents, and wheedled her way into the job of nursing on the battle front by persistant pushing in the Crimean piano covers, as I recall.

In other days, neighborhood women took turns nursing and helping a sick neighbor and went home when they were done. Mid-wives delivered babies and young girls sometimes helped out while the mother was recovering. [One thought: If doctors were allowed to practice from their homes still like they used to, it might actually be possible for women to be trained to help their husbands in tending women's special needs.]

For us living as things are now the answer is this: James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. We can't make the world, or even other Christians, live the way they should, but we can live right ourselves and tell others if they show any interest in hearing. Hope this helps! :-)

By God's grace, Mary Van Nattan


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