Why More Women Than Men Attend Church.
The ‘ Advance ’ starts the inquiry why more women than men attend church. There arc several reasons which ought to have weight in answering tho question. The moral sense of women is superior to that of men. If no such distinction be allowed in the original constitution of human nature, the superiority which can hardly be denied by anyone may be due to better education. Women have less contact with the hard side of business and of tho world than men. They are indoors, or merge only in the amenities of society. Much more than men they come in contact with what softens and refines the tastes and manners, Of the great redemptive system of love and sacrifice, too, woman’s appreciation has ever been finer and fuller than that of the other sox. Women were among the first to recognise the spiritual beauty and permanent excellence in tho person and teaching of our Saviour. The first convert to the Gospel in Europe was a woman ; and more than one of the rude nations were brought to Christ by the moral instinct of women. Besides, tho church affords woman a field and a work. In ages when she was shut out from almost every place, she found hero a congenial sphere of service. The church, too, brings the’consolation she needs, in tho lessons of love, tenderness, and kindness; in song, and prayer, and praise; in the open word and the teaching apd exhortation of the pulpit. With true maternal instinot she seeks out the church, also, as the safest place for her children. With such reasons as these before us, we can easily see why more women than men aro found in our churches.
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Why More Women Than Men Attend Church., Evening Star, Issue 8032, 8 October 1889
Why More Women Than Men Attend Church. Evening Star, Issue 8032, 8 October 1889
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