That's how I felt when I first stepped into my role as a missionary's wife two years ago. In the beginning, I didn't feel comfortable with telling all of our supporters and those who may be supporting us that yes, I'm a missionary... but I'm going to be a stay at home wife and mum. I had a hard time getting my mind around the thought that my job is just as important and support-worthy as my husband's job (also in a support role).
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She looks well to the ways of her householdServing in my role as a wife and mother blesses my husband (Proverbs 31:28). Here are some of the ways I can do that:
and does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27 (ESV)
- Keeping our house. This might be obvious, but for us this
really blesses my husband. He likes it when I can take responsibility
for the running of our home. Personally, I'm still growing into this
- Taking care of our son (and any future children we may have).
This is another obvious one, but hey... it's important! Being able to
raise our son and not have to send him away for someone else to care for
is such a blessing! It's such a privilege to raise this little one God
has given us in a biblical way.
- Doing partner ministry. Since getting married, I have
taken on a fair amount of responsibility to contact and connect with our
supporters and prayer partners. Usually I write most emails, postcards,
connect through social media, etc. It takes the burden off of my
husband so he can focus on his ministry more. He still helps me with
those things, but I can serve him by doing most of it.