23 Oct


Question #1.  I have several children and my husband expected the house to be clean and neat.  Is that fair and should he put that much importance on our home?

Answer #1.  Your home is important not only to your husband and your children, but to God.  God has a lot to say about your home.  2Kings 20:1 “Set your house in order…”

Listen to Proverbs 14:1  “The wise woman builds her house.”  

Woman are told in this verse to use wisdom in building your house.

Although you may look at your home life as being an important role, cleanliness may not be a priority.

In Proverbs 14:1, the verse ends with “…The foolish (woman) plucketh it down with her hands.”

This verse is telling us that the foolish woman is mismanaging her home.  By doing that, she is not fulfilling what not only the family, but what God expects of her.

Woman are suppose to be doing the work that makes a house a home.

Your husband should make the determination of that.

In Proverbs 14:1, this woman is spending her time on frivolous things.  Things that are not important to her husband.

If your reason for not cleaning is tiredness, we are all tired.  Find the time of day when you have the most energy and then do the things that take the most strength.

If it is that the children take up your time, then there are things you must cut out of your life.

Management skills can be learned.

Ask God to help you.  Your home is important to him.

NOTE:  Daily there is a new post to help your marriage be a success.


  1. mabellynn October 23, 2021 at 8:01 am #

    The husband can also help a little bit, as well. Rearing children and running a household is a lot of work, and he is supposed to love her as he loves himself. So if he loves her as he loves himself, he’s going to do more than just provide for the family. He is also going to give her a break and help out a little at home as well.

    Scripture says that the woman is to be the man’s helpmate, it does not say she is to be his overburdened slave. As a mother, I do not agree with this interpretation of scripture. And I dare say neither would God.

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