How can you be a good mother if you also have a job? Working moms get this question all the time. We're probably more vulnerable to that criticism than anything else in our lives. But statistics show that few two-parent families can get by on one average income, even if they fall way below "keeping up with the Joneses."
So what's a mom to do? Are we really neglecting our kids when we work outside the home? Does loving a career mean we're not as committed to our families? Is God as horrified over working moms as some people infer? How can we get beyond the intrinsic guilt we feel? In this study, based on an article by Lisa Jackson, we learn from Mary Whelchel of The Christian Working Woman how we can go to and from work–without guilt riding along.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 3:5–6; 31:10–31; Isaiah 26:3–4; 1 Corinthians 12:4–6; 1 Timothy 1:11–12
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
–Teaching point one: Wherever God leads us, we are to follow.
–Teaching point two: God provides us with gifts, not guilt.
–Teaching point three: God loves our families as much–even more–than we do.
• Apply Your Findings
• Additional Resources
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIAN PARENTING TODAY
• Kissing Guilt Goodbye, by Lisa Jackson (September/October 1999, 4 printed pages)
Total number of pages – 11