Full-time stay-at-home mothers were the norm throughout the first 5,900 years of man’s existence. Today, they’re an aberration. Some call this progress, but this writer does not.
An anecdote to illustrate. A dear female friend spent many years prior to her marriage pursuing a professional career. Marriage was actually delayed for this purpose, but eventually the time did come. After marriage, thoughts naturally turned towards children, but the decision to postpone was inevitable. Children would be detrimental to the professional career. Children are less important than a career, apparently.
How many times does this sad story repeat? How many children are not brought into this world on account of women having professional careers? Men cannot pick up the slack in this department. A man can (and must) have a career to support his family–and he can do this while still fulfilling his parental duties. But only women can have children. Only women can be the mother that every child needs. This is literally a full-time vocation, and very rarely is it conducive to a professional career.
The world needs more children, and only women can bear them. Every child needs a full-time mother, and only women will do. Because of this, every woman intending marriage must be ready to subject her desire for a professional career to the infinitely higher vocation of bearing and rearing children.
Disagree? That’s of course to be expected. But pray, do tell why.