I know this is a real strong topic and I don't mean to be a trouble maker at all. I don't want people to start bashing each other, but I was wondering why some men feel like it takes 2 incomes to make it these days? Is it because of our materialistic society? From what I understand, used to, a man would rather die than have his wife work. Where is that manly pride today? I know how hard it is, but isn't it a biblical command for a woman to be a keeper at home? Is a man that wants his wife to work, not doing what is his biblical mandate and responsibility to work and provide for the family? I have heard some men say that a woman should be at home only when the kids are little, but is her job as homemaker not important when the kids are older? Is whether a woman works or not one of those things the Bible gives us a choice on, or is it a command for her to be a "keeper at home?" I'm a single Mom who works from home, but I have always wondered about this. I do know how hard it is to make it, but is it because we expect too much? I have very, very little by the world's standards. Someone at my church made a comment to my face that she was thankful they were not as poor as we are...lol (Yes, that statement hurt, but I have to laugh it off.) Thank you for your thoughts.