The other day I was with my Uncle and he started a "what if" question session, and the first question he asked was " What if you never marry, would you still live at home?" I told him that yes I would still live at home and he gave me a very puzzled look and said "Why?". The answer that I gave my uncle was, because the Bible says that I am to stay at home until the day I marry. In Genesis 2:24 it says: Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And in Matthew 19:5 it says: And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and the twain shall be one flesh?
Well...you may say "That only talks about the man.", why would God tell the man no to leaving the home and the woman yes? That is because he didn't. He is telling US, as in men and women that we should not leave the home until the day that we marry.
The time that a guy is at home before he married is for him to get a good stable job and save money so that he can provide for a family one day. With the girls it is to learn how to cook, take care of kids by helping with younger siblings and clean.
The question: What if you never get married? The answer: I would live at home and be the biggest help that I could be to my parents.
Okay, onto to the next question that my Uncle asked me. "What about going to college?" and my answer to that is, by going to college you are leaving the protection and authority of the parents. Let me remind you of those verses in the beginning of the post, they said leave father and mother to cleave to your spouse. God said not to leave the home till the day that you get married. I am not at all against getting a college education, but get it by doing correspondences. My Uncle asked me if I had a desire to further my education by going to college, and I told him that no I didn't. "So you are content to just be a housewife and a mother?" I told him yes that is all that I want to be. That is what the bible instructs me to be, and that is what I want.
"Well, other than the Bible would you say that your education is important to you?" I said "Yes it is." "Then why hold to the Bible only and why not further your education, because that is what people these days hold to." He walked away before I could answer it, but here is my answer.
#1- I am not going out and getting a job, so I really don't have to depend upon having a college education.
#2- If the Bible tells me not to leave the home, I'm not going to!
If I had to chose between my Bible and my education, I will take my Bible!! My education will not bring me a Godly husband, and my education will not bring me close to God and help me live a clean life before Him.. You may say "The Bible won't either." , but by having my Bible I know to pray for a Godly husband, and I know to pray for God's help to live a clean life. The Bible does tell us how to get close to God and how to live for Him.
I pray that this was a help to someone, I felt impressed to do this. Hope it was a help.