Full Time Mother And Proud Of It (3 of 10) by Jim Henry

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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIEVE"
CT 505122, Program 176

Series on "The Real Woman"
I Timothy 5:14; Titus 2:4,5

I was reading our Orlando Sentinel Star some time ago and I couldn't
help seeing this headline -which gave me my title for this message. It
just jumped out at me.
Full time Mothers and Proud of It!
They're from Virginia. They don't watch soap
operas or spend the day with their hair in curlers
or feel that their brains are decaying or think
their social status depends on their husband's
professional position. And when almost 60% of
A-me-ric-an mothers work- outside the home, and it is
chic for a woman to say she has a master's in
business or a law degree, these mothers do not
have salaried jobs and they are proud of it!
"I have working friends who say my mind is too
good to stay at home," said Linda Burton, mother
of two and a writer. "I decided my mind was too
good not to stay at home with my children. The
best minds are required there."
Burton, 37, is one of three founders of a new
organization called, "Mothers at Home," a group of
mothers and homemakers who want to share their
reasons, enthusiasm and concerns about staying at
home while their children are young.
"There is an assumption that you can't make it in
the work world," Burton said, "but there are
mothers who stay at home because they choose to do
it, and they have to buck a lot of pressures. All
the status is in your work. It takes a gutsy
woman to stay at home.
"Raising kids is the most intellectually-demanding
job you can have. You're instructing your kids
how to guide their life, how to deal with bad
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situations, injustices, people who don't like you.
Sometimes you haven't worked it all out yet
Let me say something to working mothers before going any farther. I
know that you can feel guilty whe ...

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