Family and Friends,



Sylvia Porter, a noted financial analyst, states that 25 million fulltime homemakers

contribute BILLIONS to the economy every year, although their labor is not

counted in the gross national product.

Porter says only the wealthiest families could afford to pay for the services a mother

provides for love.  She calculated how much the mother-at-home added to her

family’s economic well-being by assigning an hourly fee for nursemaid,

housekeeper, cook, dishwasher, laundress, food buyer, chauffeur, gardner,

maintenance person, seamstress, dietician, and practical nurse.  She found that the

labor performed by a mother at home would cost a family $ 23,580 in Greensboro,

South Carolina, $26,962, in Los Angeles, and $28,735 in Chicago!

In a sense, even this analysis is demeaning to the mother at home because Porter

only looked at the relatively menial duties.  She did not consider the higher status

jobs every mother at home performs: coach, teacher, interior decorator, religious

education instructor, and child psychologist, to name a few which come to mind.

“Your government should give you a medal for productivity,” says Porter to the at

home mother.  “Your family should appreciate and cherish you.”

This is dated material; Sylvia Porter, Focus on the Family, January 1992, pg. 7.

What would it be for today?




I realize that not everyone has been fortunate to have nurturing and caring mother,

but the scripture says:


Psalm 27:10

 When my father

and my mother

forsake me,

then the Lord will take me up.


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I Corinthians 13:4-7

 Charity suffereth long, and is kind;

Charity envieth not;

Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

 Doth not behave itself unseemly,

Seeketh not her own,

Is not easily provoked,

Thinketh no evil;

 Rejoiceth not in iniquity,

But rejoiceth in the truth;

 Beareth all things,

Believeth all things,

Hopeth all things,

Endureth all things.

 Charity never faileth.

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Thank you for stopping by.

Please pray for America the Beautiful.

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