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Homemaking 101: 12 Disciplines for the Christian Homemaker

Whether you’re newly married, about to be married, or have been married awhile; homemaking is an area in every woman’s life that requires encouragement.

Encouragement is necessary for all stages of homemaking, at age every, and at at every stage.

But, what if you do not know how to live out the role that God has intended for you in Christian homemaking…..and….you do not know where to turn or even what to do?


*Or perhaps you do not have a good role model to help you in your homemaking journey.

Do you ask yourself, how can I learn how to manage my home better?

Are you ready to learn how to thrive as a homemaker?

Below are 12 disciplines that will help you thrive as a Christian homemaker.

12 Disciplines of Christian Homemaking

*Recommended that the table of contents is printed from above and the note-taking pages are printed so you may jot down notes as you go along.

1. Learning the Role as Manager of the Home

The very first thing the keeper of the home must understand is the importance of managing her home.

2. Understanding Your Role and Recognizing Your Priorities

In order to execute the duties as a Christian homemaker, we must first understand the role of a woman the way the Lord intended.

The Bible has clearly defined roles for each gender, which is stated in Scripture.

Basic understandings

*Women were created to be helpmeets and keepers at home.

*And these are our priorities:

Loving the Lord

Loving our husbands and being his helpmeet

Loving our children

Managing our home

Keepers at Home


KEEPERS AT HOME

Titus 2:3-5, is where God clearly defines the roles and responsibilities which state that women are to preserve their feminine responsibilities and values. 

In the King James version, it specifically uses the term, “keepers at home”

The Greek translation comes from two words, meaning “dwelling” and “to guard”. This means that a woman is to guard her dwelling

In modern translation, it means that women are to be fully aware of all the activities that go on in her home. 

By becoming fully aware means that women that set the tone in the home; provide structure, routine, peace, a place of welcoming comfort.

3. Be in the Word

Draw closer to the Lord

A daily quiet time is specifically devoted to reading the Bible, prayer, and meditation.

Perhaps, even some time for journaling may be squeezed in.  It is a personal choice to make each and every day to get up and spend time in the Word.

 “I need you, Lord. I need your guidance for today.

I trust what you have to say.

My hope is in you.

Please show me the way.

May my heart be content, filled with joy, and may my actions glorify you in all that I do today.”

Dear Sweet Mama’s, you cannot produce the fruits of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control) Galatians 5:22-23, if you are not abiding in Christ.  

How much fruit we bear has to do with how closely we abide in Christ.

When we abide in Christ, we are filled with the spirit, and thus become fruitful.

Read more here on developing spiritual disciplines and learning more about God.

Successful Daily Quiet Time with the Lord

Your home life will thrive if you are spending daily time with God and growing in your faith.

4. Healthy living

If we are not eating healthy, getting sufficient rest, or exercising we will not be able to carry out the responsibilities of our roles as keepers of our home and help meet to our husbands.

*Do the best that you can to ensure that you’re eating a balanced diet full of vitamins and minerals.

*Drink plenty of water.

*Sleep and rest on a regular basis.

*Also, make sure that you get up and move each day. Exercise ensures that we maintain strength and muscle mass to perform our homemaking duties.

Making Healthy Choices as a Woman

5. Submit to Your Husband and Love Those Children

A huge part of our homemaking role is loving our husband and children as we fulfill the role of speaking life into our homes.

Your marriage is a sacred union between you and your husband. It will not always be an easy thing to work at; but with trust in the Lord, hope in His faithfulness, and love for your husband, all things are possible.

When we learn to live out the Biblical role by submitting to our husbands.

The opposite of submission is pride.

Pride is glorified in our society.

We are told to ‘protect’ ourselves and guard our feelings. 

Our pride deceives us into thinking that we are ‘better than the other’ and that our feelings are more important. 

Pride can also cause us to become arrogant in our actions. The opposite of pride is humility. 

As Christians, especially in marriage, we are called to be humble to one another, especially our husbands.

AND….Let’s not forget our children….

Whom we must train up in the way they should go.

This can be done in the ways we love our children, teach our children, and pray for our children.

If you are not yet a mother or are a mother, allow me to encourage you to look at your ministry in mothering.

Here at Training Keepers of the Home, we do our best to offer encouragement for your walk as a mother.  Whether you are single or married, being a mother is not often an easy task. We all have come to those points where we struggle and feel overwhelmed.

Find more hope here for overwhelmed moms.

Learning how to radically love your children will transform their hearts as your help train them up in the way they should go.6. Cleaning

In order to become a homemaker, one thing that all efficient ones do is clean their homes on a regular basis.

Two things every homemaker must learn:

*Learn why you should keep your home clean.

*Learn how to manage your home and keep it clean.

6. Develop Homemaking Skills

Homemaking skills are tips, tricks, and hacks that will help you clean, manage, and run your home.

We know there is more to homemaking than a clean home, but an efficient home is a clean home. Free of clutter, debris, and messes.

The Keepers of the Home Series is for you if you are ready to dive into learning more about homemaking and managing your home.

7. Avoid distractions

One of the biggest reasons why women fail at homemaking is not always because of a lack of guidance, but because they allow themselves to become distracted. Learn what the biggest time wasters are and how to avoid them.

One of the biggest reasons why women fail at homemaking is not always because of a lack of guidance, but because they allow themselves to become distracted. Learn what the biggest time wasters are and how to avoid them.

8. Follow a routine

You need a routine and a schedule tailored just for you.

It takes work, but it is so worth it to find the one that works.

After years of struggling and tweaking, I finally found the PERFECT schedule. A block schedule.

This post will help you define goals, set a routine, and create a block schedule for your lifestyle.

9. Practice gratefulness

By practicing gratefulness, you create a heart that is intent on serving God as you fulfill your purpose in Christian homemaking.

10. Stay motivated

Staying motivated is not always easy. The reality is that homemaking is difficult.

Our jobs are tough. And if we are suffering from a lack of proper motivation, it makes them even tougher.

By clicking here, you can find 14 Great Tips to Help you Get Motivated as a Homemaker.

You can also learn how to fight the laziness that happens in homemaking and become more productive.

11. Practice Frugality

Frugality is being a good steward of the blessings that the Lord has given you. 

Most of the time, it is up to the homemaker to do grocery shopping, buying clothes, and other household items for the family.

The homemaker must be able to take the needs of her family and the amount budgeted for these items, and make them last for the entire month.

Frugality does not come easily to many.

BUT….

It is such a beneficial and necessary habit to cultivate that will help you in homemaking.

Being frugal will allow you to manage your family’s income, shop on a budget, pay bills on time, tithe to church weekly, and be a good steward of all that the Lord has blessed you with.

Additional resources on frugality and homemaking can be found here..

12. Become a Biblical Woman

We live in a fallen world where women do not know what it means to be a woman of God. Even in our own churches, there is much confusion over gender roles and responsibilities.

Many women have lost their way blindsided by feminism, either unknowingly or unwillingly. The feministic roots have caused women to leave their homes and place more value on careers than being a mother and wife.

The foundations of our cultural ground are constantly moving under us. This has caused our lifestyles and beliefs to be challenged as Christian women.

Right now is the time to learn sound doctrine from the Bible on what it means to become a woman of God through the study of Biblical womanhood.

Becoming a Biblical woman begins with what the Bible tells us about who we are as women.

First of all, we were created equally in the eyes of God. He sent His son for both men and women. Jesus, the Holy Spirit, baptism, salvation, eternal life, and everlasting grace are given equally.

However, we were created to fulfill the feminine roles that Scripture lays out for us. We were created as a helper suitable for our husbands, mothers to our children, keepers of the home, Titus 2 mentors, and so much more.

There is so much freedom in our roles if we are able to adhere to the Scriptural context in which they are laid out.

Learning how to embrace the truth about biblical womanhood will allow you to joyfully live out Scriptural truths about the roles of womanhood.

The more you read, pray, and search for the answers you will find the encouragement and become equipped in your role as a woman of God.

I once heard this great quote that can be applied to studying what it means to become a Godly woman.

We must think biblically or we will, by default, think culturally!

*If you would like to be challenged as a homemaker, download the improvement and discipline page below to help you grow even more as a homemaker.

Be blessed,

Stephanie, Training Keepers of the Home

This is how my family stays cool during the summer.

18 thoughts on “Homemaking 101: 12 Disciplines for the Christian Homemaker

  1. This is Biblical and proper and at my age I know and have done these things, but young girls that did not have my godly mother need a mentor to go along side them.

    1. Yes it is so important to find a Titus 2 mentor in your life to show you the ropes, guide you, and encourage a woman.

  2. I use to struggle with keeping my home managed and clean. I developed a cleaning schedule and a list of things to do everyday that has helped me so much. I feel so much more in control of my home and its needs. I also use baskets. I have them at the bottom of the stairs and anything that needs to go upstairs goes in the basket. Then as I am going upstairs I can just grab that basket and distribute the items that have gotten left downstairs. This makes it much easier.

    1. I use baskets as well, it certainly helps little hands carry items up and down quicker as well. Not to mention they look prettier.

  3. Great tips! I agree with these, especially keeping the home clean. It’s a blessing to you and your family to keep a clean home!

  4. Thank you so much for the wonderful tips! Wish I could’ve read it in my younger years, when I was first starting out. Be blessed and be a blessing!

  5. These are great tips for christian homemakers, Stephanie! I love that you have included thankfuness and frugality on the list. We’re currently on our own Dave Ramsey journey, I love reading other people’s stories of living debt free.

  6. What a great list! Even for us homemakers who have been doing it a while! Reminders are so nice. 🙂 I don’t have time now to read all the details, but I looked through the main points and pinned it to read during nap time. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this bit of encouragement! 🙂 I already feel encouraged. 🙂

    Blessings,
    Babychaser

    1. Thanks for stopping by. It is encouraging to me to have fellow readers stop by and share their thoughts.

  7. Why does it have to be limited to “Christians”?
    I’m a bachelor who’s simply interested in changing my living quarters from a slovenly hovel to a hovel. (Prayers may be necessary.)

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