In Genesis 3:16-19, a terrible thing happened.

Actually, several terrible things happened. One of them was that work was cursed.

Woman’s work in raising children was cursed from the start — before the children were even born.

One of the things that gives a woman the most joy — raising children — starts with excruciating pain.

Man’s work was cursed as well.

“Cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;  thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, ” God tells Adam in Genesis 3:17-19. 

Because of this curse, we tend to think of work as being negative today. However, work itself is a wonderful gift from God.

Raising children, growing crops, making a product, and taking care of others is honorable and good.

The curse of sin has tainted work and made it harder than what we want. But work is still good.

Today, work is often not valued as it should be. This blog discusses work from many angles.

The focus of this blog is to cover work, employment, and labor.

Overall, the goal of this blog will be to tie together these three key areas by using an analytical, numbers-based approach.

Numbers may seem impersonal, but they do reflect and measure the real-life struggles and challenges that we as human beings go through. It is the goal of this blog to humanize these numbers and data and show their real-life impact on us.