The idea that women should not hold jobs is false. [In Proverbs 31 we see] a prominent city elder’s wife who does. The key to whether a job is fitting or not lies solely in whether the job helps or hinders her family.
Christian Living in the Home, P&R Publishing, 1972, p. 83.
One expression in Titus 2 deserves special notice. It is the word homemakers. The Greek word is oikourgous, which literally means “workers at home.” Oikos is the Greek word for “home,” and ergon means “work, employment.” It suggests that a married woman’s first duty is to her own family, in her own household. Managing her own home should be her primary employment, her first task, her most important job, and her true career.
The Fulfilled Family, Copyright: John MacArthur, 2005, p. 43.
Mothers, don’t let anyone ever dupe you into thinking there’s anything ignoble or disgraceful about remaining at home and raising your family. Don’t buy the lie that you’re repressed if you’re a worker in the home instead of in the world’s workplace. Devoting yourself fully to your role as wife and mother is not repression; it is true liberation. Multitudes of women have bought the world’s lie, put on a suit, picked up a briefcase, dropped their children off for someone else to raise, and gone into the workplace, only to realize after fifteen years that they and their children have a hollow void in their hearts. Many such career women now say they wish they had devoted themselves to motherhood and the home instead.
Successful Christian Parenting, Word Publishing, 1998, p. 195.