Thursday, September 5, 2013
INDIA Women Secretly Eager to Share (2nd of 3)
I think India must be a hard place to live, even to visit. I did not see it first hand, my friend Marcia did. But I do follow daily reports of the International Justice Mission, securing justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. I've noted that so many of their rescues take place in India.
India is a shame-honor culture - a hostile environment for many of the nation's women and children. Girl babies are aborted at a much higher rate than boys-so girl infanticide is a huge issue. In the news we hear that rape is always blamed on the victim with violent consequences. Domestic violence is common.
It is no wonder Indian women will not talk about their problems. Secretly they are eager to share their hearts. Story ropes disarm and make way for gentle, loving and supportive conversation - centered on hope because they are an important part of God's story.