Not sure what the genesis might be for the opposition to the stay-at-home dad. But a seminary prof went mano a mano with such a father over it. Owen Strachan on men’s work:
It’s going to be hard. It’s going to be long. It may bring injury to your body, but it means that’s part of – ironically here, because we’re talking about a curse – that that’s ironically what is going to bring God glory.
As a person in ministry, I’ll readily concede that my vocation and job is not ordinarily physical work that matches the curse of the Fall. This past Sunday I did more physical work hauling things to and from temporary worship, and moving around a lot more behind the scenes at liturgy. I was quite tired by the end of my day. But the exertion is minimal compared to the manual work I did working my way through college: outdoor yard work, plus a few summers working for a catering company.
Blogger and stay-at-home father Matt Peregoy:
I think we struggle with identity as at-home dads when we tie our identity to only being a financial provider. If I claim to be a follower of Christ, I am called to shed that identity and find my identity in Him.
Seems about right to me.