My parents are atheist, they never believed in religion, or the Bible. I only became a Christian when I left my parent’s house to live with my aunt in Lagos. My aunt on the other hand, is a devoted Christian. She does not miss any Sunday service. In fact, she made to love the Bible, and I became a born again Christian afterwards. But there was something I saw in the Bible that made me cry.
One faithful day, I was reading and skimming through the Bible in search of New verses that can improve my spiritual life. All of a sudden, I encountered a particular verse in the Bible that made me cry. I almost lost my faith, and I’m still wondering whether to stop going to church as a woman. This is the passage I saw, 1 Corinthians 15 from 34-35.
The Bible is a Christian holy book. It was used many years ago, and luckily, it has gained momentum all over the world. People read the Bible every day just to know more about God, while some read the Bible in other to improve their spiritual lives. There are still some things in the Bible you will read and have doubts, some will even make you shed tears.
From my point of view, here are what I understand from that Bible verse.
1. Women may not be needed in meetings.
Women are also human beings, and they should be allowed to be in any meeting, or place. They should be allowed to speak their minds, because we also have opinions too. We do not need our husbands to speak for us. If you understand what that passage in the Bible was trying to convey, please kindly let us know on the comment section.
2. Women should not speak in the house of God.
I’m really confused about all this. Like I said earlier, I and my aunt are devoted Christians, and we also love the Bible. Is their any reason we should not speak in church?
3. Women should allow their husbands to speak for them.
Since we are not allowed to speak in the house of God, we should allow our husbands to speak for us. The thing is I do not have a husband, so what should I do?
If I may ask, why are some women not only speaking in our Churches today, but administering, preaching and leading men in it?
Are those so called men of God aware of this provision in the Bible, while they allow women to be vocal in the Church?
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My birth story is a pretty crazy one. I was scared of childbirth. I DO NOT handle pain well at all. I have been fortunate enough to avoid any kind of surgery or stitches. I cry every time I get a needle. My entire pregnancy I kept asking my doctor how bad labor would be. He responded, “I promise you it won’t be that bad.” Then I would proceed to tell him that I would not have an episiotomy, nor would I have a c-section. I was determined that it was going 100 percent my way.
My doctor and I planned for me to be induced on Friday, December 7th.
My husband took the afternoon off from work on Thursday to spend with me, and we made plans to go out for our “last meal.” Everything was going well until after dinner, my cell rang and it was the hospital. They told me not to come in for my induction in the morning! My spirits were crushed! They told me that they would call me when a bed became available. I knew that the hospital had been on diversion for the past few weeks but it never dawned on me that they would cancel my induction. I called my mother-in-law, who works at the hospital. She told me that they weren’t even taking women in active labor! So my husband and I went home to try to get some sleep, though I didn’t end up sleeping at all.
At 9:15 the next morning, the hospital called and told me to come in. Just as I was about to be shown to my hospital room, a lady came in, pregnant with twins and needing an emergency c-section. She took priority, and I was delayed again. About an hour later I got moved into my room and my induction got started. I, amazingly, only shed a few tears after they finally managed to get the IV into my hand. They started the meds to induce labor and I felt fine. I was feeling light contractions for about the next two hours. I was thinking, “Wow, this is nothing, I can handle this,” but didn’t dare say it out loud, because I knew I was going to be asking for an epidural later.
At 4:30 p.m. my doctor walked in, and I was happy to see him. He checked me and said that he was putting an internal monitor on the baby, and then all of a sudden this horrible pain started!! My doctor had broken my water. I was so upset. I had asked him not to do it unless he was 100 percent sure I was going to deliver vaginally. Well, he knew how I am about pain, so I guess he had his reasons for not telling me. After he did that, the contractions started to become more intense. They told me after an hour and two bags of fluid that I could have my epidural. So I sat there, waiting. The contractions started getting painful after about 20 minutes. I started to hold my breath a little bit throughout the contractions. And my husband was there, telling me to just breathe. Finally after exactly one hour and two bags of fluid I started pushing my call button and asking for my epi!
After I got the epidural, I felt so comfortable that I actually slept (and so did my husband). The only time I woke was when they came in to turn me and check me. I really wanted to have my baby on December 7th, but that dream was fading fast. At about 1:15 a.m., I started to feel a bit more pressure. They checked me and I was not quite there, so the nurse put me into a position where my feet were elevated and my head was lower than the rest of my body. I was skeptical about this but she said it would help me dilate faster. I started feeling sick so they put me back upright, then I started feeling sick every time I reclined and finally I did get sick twice, and after that the nurses let me lie on my side. The nurse left and I tried to get some more rest. About 10 minutes later I felt so lightheaded and about to faint, the monitors are going off and the nurse rushed in and put adrenaline through my IV. Apparently my blood pressure had dropped to a dangerous level. After that ordeal, I started to feel these twinges in my lower right side. So I got a booster from the anesthesiologist and felt fine. After I got my booster, my progress was checked and I was ready to start pushing, so my doctor was called immediately.
The nurse got my husband, Stevan, to come over and they told me to try a few pushes. I started to push and after two pushes she said “STOP pushing!” She grabbed my call button and told them she needed another nurse NOW and to break the bed down. I was like, “I feel pressure and I need to push!” She insisted that Dr. Jones would be there in a minute. After what seemed like 10-15 minutes, he finally walked in and sat down. The nurse said, “Dr. Jones, you need to get up and come over here and catch!”
I got determined at this point, and was ready to go. I started to push, and I’m pushing with everything in me. Then he tells me to stop! WHAT?!?! Stop why? Apparently, the baby was crowning. Then I was allowed to push again, and out popped Colin. After everything was calm, Stevan called up to the floor where his mom works and called her to come down and meet her first grandson. Colin was born 12/8/07 at 3:44 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. I didn’t tear nor did I have an episiotomy or a c-section.
I learned so much from this experience. It brought my husband and me to whole new level. I saw a side of him that I didn’t know existed. He was wonderful. He fed me ice chips, and made me as comfy as possible. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. This experience has made be a better, stronger person.
The debate in most countries around the world, is that there are more men than women, but countries with more females are also many, study shows that the difference is not desirable, the number of men are slightly more than the number of women in the world as a whole.
However, according to the world bank data, there are countries where females are more than men. These countries also have large number of educated women that have high level of income but cannot find partners.
Here are 10 countries where women outnumber their men:
This is a tiny dutch island off the coast of Venezuela, have long beaches and sunny weather. Women make up 52.50% of the population and the number of women in the workforce is increasing. Women outnumber men in services and sales position.
This is a country that is known for it’s lovely climate, beautiful beach, resorts, beautiful architecture, a vibing culture and attract millions of tourists every year. Women make up 52.70% of the population.
8. Hong Kong
Formal british colony in South eastern China. Women in Hong Kong make up 53.10% of the population. The figure of single Hong Kong women living alone increased to 43.8% during the past 3 decades. Women in Hong Kong have now become financially independent and career focused.
This is a country in northern europe, the proportion of the female is 53.20% of the total population. According to the statistics, Estonia has one of the highest rate of literacy for women in the world and they have very beautiful and intelligent women.
Russia is a country in eastern Europe and north Asia, women in Russia make up 53.3% of the total population. The gender ratio in Russia is currently 86.8 men per 100 women.
Located between Asia and Europe and a former Soviet republic. Women in Amernia make up 53.60 of the population. Women in Armenia have gained prominence in entertainment, politics and public field.
A large country in eastern Europe, known for its black sea coast line and forested mountains. Women in Ukraine make up 53.70% of the population. Women life expectancy in Ukraine is 74 years.
A dutch carrabean highland known for its beaches and it’s expensive buildings rich with Marine life. Their female population is 53.90% of the total population. The majority of women here are between the ages 15-64 years.
In Lithuania the case is not different when it comes to the camparison between the male and female population. The female population here is 54.00% of the total population.
Located between Lithuania and Estonia, it’s land scape is marked by wide beaches and rainforests. The proportion of the females is 54.10% to the total population.