Welcome back to part 2 of my thoughts and views on Income and Employment!
If you haven’t already, please read part one, located here.
Having said all of that, allow me to explain my theory. You do not have to agree and I am not asking you to agree, just consider it. This is a line of thought that we’ve been thinking deeply on about why society is increasingly becoming more dependent on the government and others than on God and themselves.
How many times have you heard someone say “where are the jobs like there used to be?” Have you ever stopped and really tried to figure out the answer to that question. When the only jobs left are the ones that require real work (not loafing on your smartphone…) people will start to rely on the government benefits rather than work. Then we wonder why some are so reliant on government aide. How common is it to see a large family anymore? It is so rare and that is not what God intended. God wants us to have families . Today you see more people have pets they consider children than you do actual children. Don’t get me wrong I love animals and I think they bring so much joy in our homes and children can learn a lot from them (another story for another time). But, when you choose to fall in love with an animal over a human being to where the only thing you love is you and your pet and that is your family…believe it or not that does play into a factor of why we don’t have jobs. “You’re ridiculous and out of line” some might be thinking? But, when you have fewer people, you have fewer jobs. I can’t recall the last time an animal started a business can you? I know a person had to start the business i.e. Petco, Petsmart but it wasn’t the animal who signed the papers, secured the financing and paid the bills to build. It was a human who had to purchase the land and come up with the business. So if you are denying yourself by not having a family you’re hindering growth of potential jobs.
Something else that is more common today is marriage alternatives. Cohabitation coupled with birth control, two careers and living “married life” before being married. Since we have these alternatives we no longer have declining divorce rates. In fact, it was written in a NY Times article titled Modern Families: The Divorce Surge is Over, but the Myth Lives On that “Modern marriage is more stable because people are again marrying people suitable to the world in which we live.” While that sounds wonderful to hear divorce rates are low and modern marriage is more stable, we are ignoring the reason behind this decline in divorce and how it is affecting the world. Later in the article it says this “Women entered the work force, many of their chores in the home became automated and they gained reproductive rights, as the economist Betsey Stevenson and Mr. Wolfers have argued in their academic work. As a result, marriage has evolved to its modern-day form, based on love and shared passions, and often two incomes and shared housekeeping duties”. While that sounds so positive; many fail to see how this change is causing chaos everywhere else. The God-ordained family structure is dissolving because people don’t want to face responsibility. The definition of family today does not match up to God’s definition and that is why there will never be order if we keep trying to tweak and remake what has already been designed.
The movement of feminism in the 1960’s and 70’s enabled woman to have the reproductive rights as mentioned in the NYTimes article as well as entering the work force to be as equal as men. Women wanted the same rights as men and now we see the outcome of that decision. The results of this has introduced us to birth control, abortions, out-of-control political correctness and women doing jobs that men should be doing like running a jack hammer. Abortions have caused a major decrease in population. According to the National Right to Life Counsel, there have been more than 58 million abortions in the United States since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. And now we wonder why there are no jobs. Millions of human beings that could have created jobs… again… no people…no jobs. It is black and white.
I have been asked by many how I can stay home and yet still survive on one income. My response is you have to live wisely. We learned the hard way and that is what we will be discussing in this blog and I want to show how it can be possible
Income can be a blessing or it can be worry. Don’t make poor decisions and do not judge the person who is capable of being able to stay home and not depending on government when you can’t stop spending unwisely and can’t find the light in the tunnel with the debts you created. I look forward teaching and showing others what I do to stretch the dollars that come into our home and so it is used wisely and not wasted.