Do you think that God purposed or planned for women to work outside of the home, or do you think that consequences of sin have caused women to work outside of the home? I believe the latter because it was the truth in my own personal life. I certainly don't condemn working women, and am one myself, but I know just as every other working mom knows...when you are gone from your home for 8-10 hours a day, it is much more difficult to keep it the way the Lord intends us to and create that sanctuary than if you were in it all day. I am not saying here that working moms are any less able than stay at home moms to keep their homes. Shocker?? No, I believe that it will be harder for a working mom, but it can definitely be done. My pastor's wife always says this and it makes so much sense. She says that ALL women are commanded by the word of God to have their families at the top of their priority list. That means above themselves, above their pleasures, above their own jobs if they have one. The word of God doesn't tell us that we can't care about ourselves, that we can't have our own desires and goals that we are trying to fulfill or that we can't go to work everyday to support our families and be that helper to our husbands. No, but what the word does say is that your family STILL has to be your top priority, so when you come home late in the afternoon and want to just zone out in front of the tv because you have had a long day...TOO BAD. You choosing to add more to your plate doesn't give you the free pass to not have to cook supper, wash clothes, or spend quality time with your people. Those things still must be your top priority. So what I learned from this was that you can certainly be outside of your home as much or as little as you would like, just know that the more you are...the harder it is to get those things done that are commanded of you and what God cares most about you doing of you inside of it.