14 August 2009

Did You Know?

"Afghanistan has quietly passed a law permitting Shia men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands' sexual demands, despite international outrage over an earlier version of the legislation which President Hamid Karzai had promised to review. The new final draft of the legislation also grants guardianship of children exclusively to their fathers and grandfathers, and requires women to get permission from their husbands to work." article

When you feel like your marriage is hard, or the times are tough, think of these women who don't know the freedom that comes from Christ, much less the freedom that we experience every day when we run out to the store in shorts and a t-shirt, to pick up a new book, and come home knowing our kids haven't been carted off. Let's pray for women who have no freedom at all instead of scraping our petty wounds with clay shards.