Household Economics

The Well-Being of the Whole Household

“To choose simplicity is to live into complicated questions without easy answers, taking on step that may make another step possible.”                         – Sharon Daloz Parks

Good economic practice — positive ways of exchanging goods and services — is about the well-being, the livelihood, of the whole household.  The practice of household economics calls on us to manage our private homes for the well-being and livelihood of the small planet home we all share. Romans 12 reminds us to “not be conformed to this world.”  In the Peterson translation, the same verse advises us not to “become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.  Instead, fix your attention on God.”  In both readings we realize that we cannot separate our spiritual lives from our economic lives and that the well-being of our home requires just decisions. To read more about ways to make “Household Economics” a a spiritual practice click here.

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