Are Women really the Stronger Sex Spiritually?

I was browsing through pew research online and I was surprised that the research done on people said that women are the “stronger sex” spiritually. Now, I understand that the research is not totally accurate but I think it brings up a good topic to speak on. The research basically says this: women are more interested in spiritual matters than men. Is this really true? Are women really more spiritual than men? Or is it a façade, merely a false perception, much like the Pharisees. Whitewashed tombs. We have to ask, does praying more actually make you more spiritual or more godly?

The stats say that 66% of women pray at least daily but only 49% of men. Either way, both are lacking. Kind of makes me think of one prisoner who has a life sentence looking over at the other guy who is serving 2 life sentences, saying; ha! At least I don’t have it as bad as you! What sense does that make?Are not both lacking?
This is incredibly proud and arrogant. We should not boast about our gifts, if indeed we have them. Whatever spiritual gifts we have, we have because God gave them to us, so how can we boast? Is it not Pharisaical?
Jesus condemned the ‘spiritual’ actions of the pharisees:
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Matthew 6:7.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27.
So perhaps we should keep in mind that not everything is as it might seem. Perhaps we should remain humble, observant, and consider the Scriptures. Maybe women really are stronger, maybe not. Let’s look into it shall we?

A verse plays in my mind while I read this research,

“My people—infants are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, your guides mislead you and they have swallowed up the course of your paths.” Isaiah 3:12 ESV
As a woman, I expect men to lead. I expect men to lead my family (father, husband, preacher, elders, deacons, men in the church etc). If you find that your husband is not standing up to be the spiritual leader in your home, perhaps you should pray and ponder; see if perhaps you have been in the way. Have you stepped up to take charge, when a few more seconds, he would have? Are you always taking the initiative or do you try to give him the opportunity? Do you ask him to lead the family in prayer, or do you jump right in, showing your ‘leadership’?  Encourage the men in your life to take the lead. Respect their leadership. If you don’t, go to http://www.biblicalcounseling.com/ to find the nearest biblical counselor near you. If you are struggling with any area of life check them out.

 

About Nicole Leaman

Nicole Leaman is a wife and mother of two daughters. With a degree in Criminal Justice, she actively blogs about social matters regarding women and culture.

5 thoughts on “Are Women really the Stronger Sex Spiritually?

  1. Good article in that it brings forth a serious problem in the American Church, and that is the fact that men do not step up to the plate in the way that they should. This apathy has led to turmoil within the sexes in the Body – and articles such as this that consider women to be the “more spiritual.” As we consider all avenues of the “why” perhaps we should consider also the Scriptures before us and take special note of the strength of the women behind the male leaders the Holy Spirit saw fit to have recorded for all times. For example, Zipporah saved Moses’ life on the road to Egypt (Exodus 4). She was a woman who loved God AND her husband. Within their account lies a powerful truth – men and women are not mutually exclusive in duties, but complementary. In fact, it was God who said (Genesis) that woman would be created to “help.” Zipporah definitely “helped” Moses that night on the road to Egypt. And while I don’t believe that women should be allowed to teach over men in the Church, conversely, I believe that when a woman marries (takes vows before a holy God) she, in effect, agrees to “help” her husband – no matter what God asks her to do for that husband.

    1. There is a quote that comes to mind while I read your post. “There is something going in women that needs to stop and something that is stopped in men that need to get going.” I don’t know who the author of that is. But as I agree that men do need to step up, women need to stop taking the role as well. Thanks for commenting!

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