In session 3 we Consider mother’s involvement outside the home
Building a home also requires that a couple depends upon the wisdom of God.
A couple should prayerfully consider, then agree upon their motives and priorities, before mom becomes involved in too many activities outside the home. Questions to consider include:
There are times in a family when mom’s activities outside the home may be more appropriate and suitable than other times.
There are times when a family’s needs could be undetermined by mom’s distraction with too many outside activities. This can be, when there are young children in the home, during teenage years of the children and when the husband does not get the support he needs.
The attitude a couple has about mom’s importance in the family will directly influence how the children value their mom and her role.
Having said all that, we should not be silent about working mothers. The most ideal situation would be for women to consider taking a break during child birth years and during the teen ages of the children. These are crucial years for bringing up children and supporting them. We realise however, that working mothers engage the help of domestic workers and institutions like pre-schools and kindergartens.
In this case mother should make up for time lost during weekends and in the evenings. Mother should develop a relationship with her children such that they will discuss matters openly so that she picks up quickly where her children are being taught differently and correct that as soon as possible
Are your activities reasonably balanced?