The woman’s job in Pashtun culture is to raise the children and prepare meals. Their lives are very limited. Women cannot inherit property, appear in public without a male escort, nor expect advanced education or education at all. Most women are illiterate. Her identity is linked to a male member of her family…..that is a wife of her husband, or the mother of her eldest son. Women, especially new brides, have a low position in families, and are often treated badly by other female members trying to earn the respect of the men in the family.
Please pray these sweet women will know the God who created the universe also created them and loves them.
Pray with increased exposure to the outside world, their cultures and customs will change, and greater importance will be placed on educating women and girls.
Pray the abuse of these precious women stops. Pray for husbands to love their wives.
“So that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands and children, to be sensible, pure, good homemakers, and submissive to their husbands, so that God’s message will not be slandered.” Titus 2:4-5