Harried…

Working women could use a wife

This is an interesting article on the impact of two spouses working. I would agree that the “home” load in our society is heavier upon the wife than the husband. I think we have come a long ways over the past generation and we have farther to go.

The reason I posted this article is the impact I think it has for the church in general. A top reason that people don’t go to church is they say they don’t have the “time”. George Barna’s reseach shows this to be a bigger deterent than “talking about money” or “doctrinal” issues.

Not sure what we as the church do with this information, but it must be put into our discussions about reaching the unchurched population. Do we do less programming and more one-on-one mentoring? Do we call people to a greater level of church involvement when their families are suffering? Where is the line we walk and how do we communicate the importance of our spiritual journey versus homelife? Or is there a line? Do we need to begin seeing our spiritual journey as the sum total of our lives (home, career, family, hobby, etc)?

As someone who is struggling with these issues both personally and professionally, I do realize the need and the importance of finding an answer. Just not quite sure what it is…

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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