Abigail Israel, B.S., RN, PCCN, CEO of Scrub Dress, LLC
Lately I’ve been noticing that “women’s work” has been a topic of discussion. I’ve noticed several sisters say things like, “nursing is not women’s work,” “women don’t belong in the workplace,” or even that “women should only provide passive income.”
By definition, women’s work is any work traditionally and historically undertaken by women, especially tasks of a domestic nature such as cooking, needlework, and child rearing. But let’s look a little deeper into biblical roles, talents, and gifts. Someone has to care for the sick! It just happens to be that women make up 92% of the profession of nursing. Which by definition makes it women’s work!
Contrary to popular belief, women’s work is not always easy. As a matter of fact, it is hard work. Whether you are a housewife or in the workplace, the roles that women naturally undertake are not easy. Caring, nurturing, teaching, cooking, cleaning, taking care of the household, and children are not easy roles. And if you can bring in a significant salary while fulfilling these roles, I don’t see why you wouldn’t.
According to a google survey the top 10 occupations for women in 2019 were;
  1. Secretaries and administrative assistants. …
  2. Registered nurses. …
  3. Elementary and middle school teachers. …
  4. Cashiers. …
  5. Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides. …
  6. Retail salespersons. …
  7. First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers. …
  8. Waiters and Waitresses.
  9. Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
  10. Customer Service Representatives
With nurses being the highest paid majority women profession out of the 10!
At the end of the day, no marriage is the same. And people should marry who they match. Some women have different talents or gifts, and I don’t believe that you ought to hide your light under a rock because of what others think. I couldn’t think of a better profession for women. Nursing is #1.

I encourage you to read Proverbs 31. Do you possess these qualities? If so, you’re doing the work of a woman.
Proverbs 31: 10-31
“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth our her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.”