In the modern world, women not seeking careers and independence are chastised, but one woman ditched a medical career to embrace the Tradwife movement, to follow her “calling to become a wife and homemaker.”
It’s almost unheard of today and lambasted in society when a woman chooses to forgo putting a career and her own independence first, choosing life as a housewife instead. After all, as a cigarette company’s slogan once proclaimed: “You’ve come a long way, baby.” But perhaps, to quote a movie title, it’s time to go “Back to the Future.” It was for one woman.
Cynthia Loewen is a former Miss Earth Canada. She embraced what’s called the Tradwife movement. Simply put, wives take on the traditional role of homemakers, while husbands take the role of the sole and primary breadwinners.
Cynthia started a YouTube channel where she shares videos about “traditional living,” offering advice to others.
In one of her videos, Cynthia explains: “A couple of years ago I was really frustrated with my life.”
“I was not really feeling the calling to become a boss-babe,” Cynthia continued. “I was feeling the calling to become a wife and a homemaker.”
She went on to explain that, after marrying her ex-Army husband, the couple came to an agreement that he would work and she would take care of the home.
Further, she also revealed that she purposely allowed her husband to “lead” the relationship and do the decision-making, without telling him she was doing so.
“I let my husband lead and that is so naturally difficult for me because I am a very stubborn person,” Cynthia confessed. “My husband didn’t know when I began doing this, but he felt so much more appreciated and valued.”
“Working with my hands around my home does give me satisfaction, so much more compared to any other job that I had,” Cynthia said.
At the time Cynthia’s story was published, the couple was expecting their first child.
It’s worth noting, that in Cynthia’s story, which first appeared in The Sun, at no point did she mention Scripture or the Bible. It is unclear if religion played any part in her decision to assume a traditional housewife role.
However, what is clear is that many of her beliefs coincide with what the Bible teaches about the roles of husbands and wives and the ingredients of a happy marriage.
Below you will find Bible verses that all husbands and wives should memorize.
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.”
“Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.”
–Ephesians 5: 22-23
“Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”
–1 Peter 3:1-4
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”
– Ephesians 5:31
“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,”
“In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.”
“Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.”