This blog started with a real burden for the younger women. In today’s society Biblical principles are ignored, even in many churches. Our young adults are growing up like the world because they have not been taught by the older generations. In fact, the older generation has been so caught up in the ways of the world that they do not remember the things that were morally, spiritually and right. Divorce is rampant. Materialism is the thing to strive for and a me first attitude prevails.
It was because of what the Word of God says here that I began this blog:
“Let the older women teach the younger women to love their husbands, love their children, be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be dishonored” (Titus 2:3-5)
As I look at the world today I am seeing more and more reason to step up and be what we are to be. I do not know about you, but with all the cost of things going up, gas going up and health care skyrocketing it seems to me that one way to help us and our families is to “be sensible and workers at home”.
Our wants and needs need to be clarified. “Keeping up with the Joneses” was poor to begin with but makes even less sense now. Developing a frugal lifestyle, using what we have and being creative can be a great gift to the family and to our stress level.
Being keepers of the home and generating an income from our creativity or even just the amount we save the family by not working, is a great asset. I once saw a report about how the average working mom brings in such a small amount that it is often in the negative and cost for her to work outside the family. A friend and I tested this. She had good credentials, but that meant better dressing, more traveling for a better paying job, a better second car (with payments and gas) as well as the lunches etc. It ended up costing her to work at a good paying job and she was better at home where meals could be planned, no second car payment and a less costly wardrobe. Also, less stress.
I am a grandmother, at home with one granddaughter. I look for frugal ways to stretch the budget. We have one car, if I need to keep it I do as my husband only works about 3 miles from home. He is practicing on his bike to be able to ride that far and save even more gas. (He is overweight, so this is a big undertaking for him and I am proud of him!)
One of the ways I look for frugal ideas is other blogs and Frugal Friday Posts at Biblical Womanhood. I am also looking for ways to make money from home. I did this as my kids were growing up. Each place we lived there was a different way. Now that I am in Texas I am trying to find my way here as well as online.
If you make money online, how did you get started?