I thought I’d take a moment this evening to explain why I am passionate about the subject of “keeping the home.” Here is a journal entry of mine from April 29, 2004:
“Last night God seemed to have impressed Titus 2 on my heart, the passage about teaching the younger women to ‘love their husbands,’ and to ‘be keepers of their homes.’ Keepers of their homes. How BEAUTIFUL that is!
Keep…keep the family together, keep it straight, keep it organized, keep it clean, keep it happy, keep it healthy. It gets my mind a-whirlin’!
To be a keeper of a home seems so natural to me that my heart skips a beat at just the thought of it. I’m going to pray diligently for that handsome man I married. With him leading our home, and me keeping our home, our lives will be balanced, God will be honored, and our children will be blessed.”
Since that journal entry several months ago, I have felt increasingly that I am not only to be a keeper of my own home, but I am to train our daughters to be future keepers of their homes. Not only that, I have felt a burden to help other women discover this urge from God. As I mentioned above, this is a natural urge to me, and I think it is a natural urge to you, too. As women, we are created to fulfill our role as the keeper of the home. We dream of it from a young age.
A keeper of the home is every woman, whether you are single, a single parent, a stay-at-home mom, a working mom … you are the keeper of the home. You are the HEART of the home. God created you to be this. If you are not fulfilling this role, you are no doubt yearning for it.
Do you want to start now? It is easy. Just follow your heart. It already knows what to do.
(Originally published on my 2004-05 Keeping the Home blog)