I was wondering about something that I'm a little confused about.
It seems like every guy I talk to ( friends and aquaintances ), when asked, says that he wouldn't want to take a woman for a wife unless she has a job to contribute to the income, regardless of whether they have children or not.
But then again, so far I've only been able to ask other Catholic men. At this point I have not gotten views from other types of guys ( other religions and/or no religion ).
So I was wondering, is there a rule/protocol being Catholic that the guy has to have the wife working in order for him to be a good Catholic husband? Or, is it allowable for a good Catholic husband to be the full provider for his wife?
And similarly, is there a rule that for a woman to be a Catholic wife she has to have a job in which she is bringing in income? Or, is it allowable that a woman can fully be provided for by her husband and at the same time still be a good Catholic wife?