Not according to The Rev. Benjamin Cole, pastor of Parkview Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas. I must admit that in reading the following article, the first words out of mouth, after reading the quote from his blog, was, "Idiot".
Courses in Homemaking
If students are ASKING for such a course, such a major, than obviously there is a need. Many, dare I say *most*, young ladies are not learning these types of skills growing up in their own homes. When they do get married and start having kids, the stress can get REALLY tough, seeing as they were never taught how to run a household, how to raise children, how to be a godly wife. Hello??!! Try stepping into any other job with zero training or experience!! Ya, talk about stress!
Apparently though, the "good Reverend" (and others, I know), don't believe that being a wife and mother falls into the "vital ministry" catergory for women anymore - why waste their time with *that* junk, right?! They need to "get out there" and "do something productive for the Kingdom", right??!!
p.s. Not exactly the polite, kind, pastor's-wife kind of post, eh? Oh well, sometimes I just get annoyed. I know, I know....I should be praying for this idio....I mean, this lost gentleman. I know, I know.
*edited to add: not "lost" as in his salvation - I wouldn't dare to judge that. I guess I just meant "confused gentleman". Just so we're clear here~MM