I received a question by email from a married female reader:
My husband & I have a goal of having me quite my full time work as a nurse in the next two years. Do you have any idea how submission works with both the husband & wife working full time? I just don’t see how it is at all possible to fully be submissive & take on the tasks that this entails (biblical description of a submissive wife) & still work full time. I can see myself becoming very resentful, for example, of working a full time demanding job, coming home to cook a good meal for my family & also taking care of our small children and the home all while my husband sits back & watches Fox news. Of course this is just an example because as of right now we share most of the home chores. Not at all our ideal.
I have lots of thoughts for this reader, but my wrist is driving me nuts at present due to a recent cortisone injection to try to clear up some tendonitis, and typing is really painful. Therefore, I thought I’d pose her question to the group, since I have plenty of married readers, some of whom are in dual-income marriages. Hopefully the throbbing in my wrist and hand will settle down in the next couple days and I’ll be able to share my thoughts, too.
In the meantime, dear readers, how would you advise this woman and her husband? What practical tips can you give them to help keep their marital hierarchy functioning properly even though they are both working full time?