When Both Spouses Work

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Episode 22- When Both Spouses Work: Balancing the Duties of Managing a Household

When both spouses work in a household, keeping the home running well can be tricky business. Andrew and Deanna Cauthen, owners of ReVamped Furnishings, a furniture restoration company, know this first hand.

Although women have been working full-time jobs for decades, many of them feel like they don’t get the support they need. Deanna, the host of The Working Woman Radio Show, and her husband, Andrew, discuss the role communication plays in a deciding how to share the household chores.  Andrew also talks about how a woman can encourage her husband to help out more around the house or with the children, if they have any.

Finally, they discuss specific things that a couple can do to develop a plan of action for managing the household chores.


ReVamped Furnishing–We Make Furniture Beautiful, Again

In a word, Andrew and Deanna Cauthen, the owners and operators of ReVamped Furnishings, are Renaissance people. Although they are both skilled communications and public relations professionals, they also have a passion for bringing new life back to old pieces of furniture and for re-imagining and creating new pieces.

For more information about their services, visit www.revampedfurnishings.com.


Grace Church–NE Atlanta Campus

Andrew and Deanna Cauthen are the Decatur Life Group leaders at the Grace Church-NE Atlanta Campus.

Life Groups were designed with you in mind! These small, casual groups offer the best way for you to get connected. We focus on bringing the Bible and everyday issues together all the while building meaningful relationships.

Life Groups meet weekly on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM.


Helpful Resources


9 Ways to Split Household Chores With Your Spouse

Mike LaFave lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife. The best method that’s worked for him has been to alternate who’s responsible for dinner each week. That person does all the meal planning, shops on Sunday, and cooks each night. Their kids – ages 16, 13 and 10 – do the dishes. There are a few benefits, he says. The daily chore isn’t anyone’s sole responsibility. It brings in more variety since meals don’t get repeated as quickly.

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The Difference Between a Happy Marriage and Miserable One: Chores


According to a 2007 Pew Research Poll, sharing household chores was in the top three highest-ranking issues associated with a successful marriage.

To read more, click here.