Moreover, women become impure for a week each month. But the people in Jesus’ day constantly thought about purity and requirements for washing before religious duties.It means a lot to tell our friends about Mark 5, where Jesus heals from unclean spirits, and how he isn’t defiled by the woman with the flow of blood.And defiled conditions affect women much more than men (any kind of emission from the body, whether solid, liquid or gas, is a cause of impurity).
They also talked about how to live godly lives in the pressure of the world, or with spouses, who weren’t religious.
are often more ready to chat with me than women in western dress.
And in women-only space, the most conservative black over-garments may be taken off to show designer wear underneath.
I sometimes hear Muslim women described as powerless and oppressed, but that isn’t the full picture.
There are educated Muslim women, doctors, lawyers, teachers, workers—we’re all the same.” Personally, I find our common femaleness gives me a shared bond with Muslim women everywhere.
I’ve had some great times hanging out with Muslim friends and enjoy being with them.
The mother-son relationship may be a more significant line of influence than the husband-wife one.
When I was encouraging young women to come to literacy classes, it was more often mothers or sisters-in-law (not husbands), who might prevent them from attending.
A friend who had worked in the Middle East told me that whenever anything needed doing, or paperwork signed, they would ask the women, and it would happen.