What is Christian homemaking? This is a question that has been asked by many women over the years. The answer, however, is not always so clear. Some people might say that it’s simply taking care of your home and family while others might say that it’s more than just cleaning and cooking. So what is it?
Today we will explore what God’s Word says about homemaking, and how you can become a godly homemaker. As a Christian wife, you are entrusted with home management, but many of us have no idea what that looks like from a Christian perspective.
What is Christian Homemaking?
So, what is Christian homemaking really? In short, it is taking care of your home and family for God’s glory. This might involve household duties such as meal planning, cooking meals, cleaning the house, doing laundry, or taking care of the children; however, it’s not just about getting things done. It’s also about having a heart for God in daily life. As a biblical homemaker, you should strive to please Him in everything you do.
This doesn’t mean that it’s always going to be easy! In fact, there will definitely be times when it’s tough to keep your focus on God. I’d be sugar-coating it if I didn’t tell you that. As long as you stay humble and depend on Him for strength, He will help you through these challenging times.
We want our homes to be a place of joy and refuge from the world around us. We want our children to feel loved and safe in their homes, and we want them to know that they are a valued member of your family. We also want our husbands to feel at home when they walk through the door after work. Our homes should be a peaceful spaces of learning, growing, and fun times as a family. At the end of the day, Christian homemaking is one of the highest callings you will have.
What Does the Bible Say about Homemaking?
Let’s check out some Bible verses about homemaking. Eve, the first woman ever created, was a homemaker! She is described as “a helper suitable for him,” meaning Adam.
Proverbs 31 is another great passage to learn about homemaking. I especially love verse 27. “She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” This verse is a reminder that as Christian homemakers, we should always be busy doing what is good and helpful. We shouldn’t be lazy, but that’s not to say we shouldn’t get adequate rest.
Here are some other great Bible verses about Christian homemaking:
“The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.” Proverbs 14:1(ESV)
“Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.” Titus 2:3-5
“Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not. 14 So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander.” 1 Timothy 5:13-14
How Do You Become a Godly Housewife?
So now that we know what Christian homemaking is and what the Bible says about it, how do you become a godly housewife?
Christian homemaking starts with following Jesus Christ wholeheartedly. When we put Him first in our lives, everything else falls into place. As we learn more about His Word and apply it to our homes, He will help us to grow in biblical womanhood. Pray and ask God to help you in this area of your life. You also need to be humble and willing to learn.
A small change you can make if you don’t already is reading the Bible every day. Allow it to transform your heart. As you grow in your relationship with Christ, He will give you the ability to love your husband and children well. He will give you the joy and strength you need to carry out this calling.
It’s not always easy, but God’s help makes it possible. Here are a few tips to get you started:
- First and foremost, make sure that Jesus Christ has saved you. This is the most important thing and without it, nothing else matters.
- Study the Bible on a regular basis and learn what God expects of women in the home. Try to apply these teachings to your own life as much as possible.
- Find good Christian mentors who can teach you more about homemaking and about being a godly wife. It’s a good idea to ask them questions, read their blogs or books, and follow their example as best you can.
- Persevere even when things are tough. Don’t give up just because it’s hard; God will help you through it if you ask Him for strength.
- Be intentional. It’s so easy to be distracted by things that don’t matter (I’m looking at you, Facebook!), but God wants us to live our life with purpose . . . even in how we care for our homes and our families.
- Finally, remember that homemaking is not about perfection; it’s about pleasing God in everything we do. So don’t be discouraged if you don’t always get things right. You are doing great as long as you are trying your best and relying on Him!
Christian Homemaking Tips
You may not know everything there is about the management of a home yet, but here are some practical ideas on where to start:
It’s so important to prioritize what is important in this season and let go of the distractions. There are so many expectations laid on us from family, friends, and even culture. However, many of these do not line up with what is eternally important.
2. Get organized
Organization will make it easier to keep track of what needs to be done each day and avoid stress caused by disorganization. There are many ways to simplify life, so try to incorporate some of them. Also, try building a daily routine and weekly cleaning routine.
3. Spend time with God
Spend time with God daily. Seek His guidance in all you do, and pray for strength to overcome the challenges of homemaking. By making time with God a top priority, you will be well on your way to becoming a great Christian homemaker.
4. Remember the importance of homemaking
Homemaking is really a ministry to your family. It’s so easy to forget that. You are a model to your family in how to live everyday life. You are there to love and provide for them. The good news is that God can still use you even when you mess up.
5. Don’t forget hospitality
It can be easy to get caught up in the hard work and the to-do lists. However, it’s important to cultivate a heart for hospitality. Invite friends or neighbors over for dinner or tea, host Bible studies in your home, or open your doors to others who may need some help or support. Even if you’re an introvert like me or have an introverted husband (also like me!), you can still practice hospitality in unique ways.
6. Have a mentor
It definitely helps to have mentors or role models who can teach us about homemaking. Maybe you didn’t grow up learning these skills. That’s okay! There are many Christian women out there who are willing to teach you what they know. If you don’t have someone at your local church, be sure to look for blogs, good books, or courses that focus on Biblical homemaking, rather than the world’s idea of it.
What does the Bible say about the role of a mother? To learn more about being a godly mother, check out these 10 characteristics of a good mother according to the Bible.
Christian Homemaking Blogs
If you’re looking for Christian homemaking blogs, here are a few of my favorites! These women offer practical tips on how they manage their homes while still making time for themselves. They also share recipes and other fun ideas that will inspire any housewife or mother.
- The Peaceful Haven has all things homemaking!
- Healthy Christian Home ties together a healthy body and a healthy spirit, which I love!
- The Humbled Homemaker is another great one with an emphasis on being healthy as well.
- Finding Joy In Your Home is another homemaking blog that has all things Christian homemaking.
Now you have some of the basic questions answered about Christian homemaking. What is your biggest struggle related to homemaking? Be sure to comment below so I can make sure your issue gets addressed. I want to bring you helpful content to encourage you in your motherhood journey
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