. Before you read this though, I want to say that I am not attempting in any way to "condemn" or "judge" those who go to college. It is a decision you and your parents need to make. This is simply my thoughts on the subject. Also, continuing your education is not a bad thing. Take every opportunity to learn what you can from the home. (Online courses are another option!)
My 15 Reason's/Comments Why I Think it is Unbiblical.
1. If you trust in the sovereignty of God, you shouldn’t have to worry about all of those “What if’s”
2. Prepare for the “most likely” scenario, not the unlikely ones.
What would life be like if we went through it worrying about all the possible "bad things" that could happen. We would be miserable. Be prepared-yes, but don't be unwise and rash.
"Some of your hurts you have cured,
And the sharpest you still have survived,
But what torments of grief you endured
From the evil which never arrived."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
3. We should strengthen our arms for work and prepare at home.
4. It is not the ordinary neither a fitting role for women to work alongside men in public as their equals, or in their same sphere of dominion.
5. The Word of God is full of biblical examples on how to care for the widowed, sick or needy. For the young lady-preparing to be a potential widow and earning a degree based on that-is not the right thing to do.
6. Women are creative. You can easily find ways to make money from the home
7. Staying at home had a different meaning/connotation in the past, then it has today.
The phrase "staying at home" in our modern world today usually comes with a bad connotation. We picture idle hands, or girls "wasting" their time away learning how to do laundry and bake cookies. A keeper at home, or a stay at home daughter, however, provides great opportunity for service, work, education, and so much more, all from the home!
8. You should develop and use your life skills in everyday life-not something useless stored away “Just in Case”
9. Learn how to be a successful entrepreneur; and don’t be afraid to try new things!
10. Learn and develop skills that can benefit others in your day-to-day-life, as well as skills that you can use for your own entrepreneurial spirit.
I will now end my list by quoting from an article by Anna Sophia, and Elizabeth Botkin, on which my list was based. (You can visit their blog by clicking here. )
“ The times certainly are uncertain, and more may be required of us as things become more unstable. Three things, however, remain certain:
- We cannot rely on earthly promises of security (degrees, “stable” jobs) - only on biblical promises of security (the blessings of God upon obedience and diligence) In these unstable times, we will need to rely less on those things that will change and more on the things that will never change. The benefits of government accreditation, paychecks, personal peace and affluence, and the illusion of stability could pass away; the value of hard work, ingenuity, and faith will not.
- Faithfulness is blessed; compromise is not. We will not deserve the blessing of God if we respond to fear.
- Work is noble, and required of every person - “Not having to work,” or eating the bread of idleness, are not for Christian women. Every girl in every situation should strive after the example of the fruitful Proverbs 31 woman.
- Both those who put their trust in a comfortable, easy lifestyle and those who put their trust in worldly pragmatism have reason to fear “what ifs“; but a productive, creative woman full of faith will have no lack of gain. Let us then strengthen our arms, work willingly with our hands, and smile at the future ”
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
I am well aware that this is a very controversial subject, so if you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask and I'll answer them to the best of my ability! I would also really appreciate any imput you have on the subject.
God Bless you all on your journey to glorify our Lord Jesus!