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My wife earns more than me and we’ve got three children. Is being a house-husband biblical?

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Jeremy Walker
Jeremy Walker Jeremy is the pastor of Maidenbower Baptist Church in Crawley.
20 April, 2022 2 min read

We all value biblical advice from our elders, the first ones to whom we turn for counsel. Jeremy Walker outlines the kind of answer he might give to a question received at the chapel door.

I appreciate that this isn’t an easy question, especially in a more expensive part of the country. This is one of those times when, like the Lord Jesus, we’ve got to dig down to some very basic questions about our identity as men and women, and what that means in terms of the roles we play and the priorities we pursue, established when Adam was made the earth-worker and Eve the child-bearer.

First of all, I don’t think it’s necessarily wrong that your wife works for a wage outside the home. Nevertheless, according to Paul, the older women are to admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed (Titus 2:4-5).

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