Definition of Women:
An adult female person.
Synonyms of Women:
Gentle-sex, fair-sex, softer-sex, womankind.
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Love in fellowship.
We must have respect and understanding for women and all female life. The Woman has a powerful position in the Unseen World.
She has the special ability to bring forth life. They told us to start showing Her respect and to look upon her in a sacred manner. We must start this today. —Elders Meditations
Women have the power of generations. Women have the power to have children and not to have children. An Elder once joked that the Woman only needs the man for one night. —Elders Meditations
In our traditional ways, the woman is the foundation of the family. We must pay attention to the role of the woman in the family.
She is the heartbeat of the family. She should be respected and treated in a sacred manner.
We should listen to her guidance. We should help make her role easier by helping with chores or just telling her how much we appreciate her. –Elders Meditations | More…
The Elders say the men should look at women in a sacred way. The men should never put women down or shame them in any way.
When we have problems, we should seek their counsel. We should share with them openly. A woman has intuitive thought. She has access to another system of knowledge that few men develop.
She can help us understand. We must treat her in a good way. –Elders Meditations/White Bison | More…
With a creeping insidiousness, drink had become more important than anything else.
It no longer gave me pleasure—it merely dulled the pain—but I had to have it.
I was bitterly unhappy. And to my surprise, my drinking grew worse. Big Book p.226
We cannot live with anger. This wasn’t ‘religion’ – this was freedom! Freedom from anger and fear, freedom to know happiness and love.” I went trembling into a house in Brooklyn filled with strangers . . .
And I found I had come home at last, to my own kind. There is another meaning for the Hebrew word that in the King James version of the Bible is translated “salvation.”
It is: “to come home.” I had found my salvation. –Big Book p.228
The women bring us into this life and nurture us as we grow up. When we reach our manhood, she supports us and sings the songs to help the family grow. The Elders say we must look at the woman in a sacred way. We must realize how special her powers are in brining forth life. The woman will bring balance to a man. The woman will help him see. It is said, behind every successful man is a supporting woman. The Great Spirit says we should honor them. –Elders Meditations |More…