Conservative Christian “stay-at-home moms” are increasingly entering the ranks of pro-family activism, reports World magazine (May 15).
The magazine reports that there is an “emerging group of women who have faced a choice: Continue in paid work in support of conservative values or stay home to nurture their kids….Instead they’re working part-time from home, advocating for family values in public while living them out in private.”
This development is part of a larger trend as the Census Bureau reports that labor force participation among mothers of infant children recently showed the first significant drop (four percent) in 25 years. The article notes that some mother-activists feel conflicted over taking a salary, viewing their voluntary work as a ministry.
(World, P.O. Box 2001, Asheville, NC 28802)