So a couple of my Facebook friends posted this article:(http://becomeorthodox.org/women-the-church-is-not-your-enemy/
) and I commented the following to their posts, but I wanted to post it here too in hopes that one of you will be able to help me, as this is something that I personally have been struggling with. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and God bless you all. <3
"I kind of wish this article went into more detail about what about a menstrual cycle makes a woman "unprepared". Or what about nocturnal emissions. I mean having sexual relations the night before is something that can be controlled. Eating before liturgy can be controlled. You can make a conscious decision not to do these things. I can't simply make the conscious decision to not get my period. God created it to occur on a monthly cycle, and unless I use artificial means I can't stop it. Likewise, I don't believe men can control their nocturnal emissions, and simply decide not to get them. So I can't help but wonder what puts things that can't be controlled in the same preparedness category as things that can be controlled."