I don't know where to post this - still learning the ropes! Move if necessary I only have a few minutes to ask this and then on to my kids! I am really trying to work through all that I learned growing up about women in and out of the church. I am no longer in the church that I grew up in but time and again I have had to work through all that was ingrained in me. I have trouble with all of these points in that some might have good general basis but then is taken too far. General things we learned that I am wanting scriptural reasons for or against: 1) Women are never to speak in the church during public worship. (Including reading scripture, giving out a hymn, only singing) 2) Women are never to teach men. Period. (except in Sunday School - interesting lack of consistency) 3) Women are to be mentors to other women but only in the realm of loving your husbands, being keepers at home, and in regards to the children. Not doctrine or anything that pertains to teaching the Bible. 4) Women are to cover their heads in corporal gatherings including Bible studies at home with men around. 5) Women are not to teach doctrine. Parachurch organizations like BSF, Beth Moore groups etc. are not scriptural because they have one woman teaching doctrine to other women. 6) The only males women are to teach are their own children and perhaps in a small setting like Priscilla and Aquila with Apollos. There's plenty more but I am so grieved writing this because of the restrictions that were placed on us over the years. We were limited to devotions, missionary ministries, serving food and cleaning the church and teaching Sunday school (they left teaching Sunday school to the women). I am interested in what your thoughts are. Just throw anything out there, I have a lot to work through!