My husband Matthew wrote this post responding to John Piper re: women working outside the home. It created quite the stir online, and I feel compelled to respond to working moms.
I want to say first and foremost, if you are a stay-at-home mom, I think that is wonderful. If that is what you feel called to do and that works for your family, that’s fabulous. I have a lot of friends that are amazing stay-at-home moms.
But not all women feel called to stay-at-home. And not all families are able to make it work financially.
And that is okay too.
I think it is okay for moms to work outside the home.
I am a better mother because I’m a working mom.
Elias is growing up to be a wonderful little boy.
Our home may be a little dusty, but it is a loving, nurturing home for our family.
Sometimes I feel like stay-at-home moms judge working moms because they are not home with their kids. I also feel like some men judge me because I work instead of stay-at-home.
I don’t think that is fair, right or biblical.
So, if you work outside the home, I want to tell you this:
Don’t feel guilty.
You love your family just as much as moms who stay-at-home with their kids.
You are a good mom.
You are a woman of God.