Women and Regret
Women are at a higher risk of poverty in America. Among industrialized nations, the U.S. has the largest number of homeless women and children. According to the U.S. Census Bureau data:
• Women are 35% more likely than men to live in poverty.
• One in eight women lived in poverty in 2016.
• One in three single mothers lived in poverty in 2015.
• Of the nation’s fourteen and a half million poor children, more than half live in families headed by a woman.
Why are they more likely to suffer in poverty?
Women are more likely to be undercompensated, overrepresented in low wage jobs, and more likely to do unpaid caregiving work (quote from your dream blog, “5 Problems Still Facing Women In 2017”).
A woman who hasn’t graduated college makes 67% less than a woman who has a bachelor’s degree. Single moms struggle to attend college due to childcare and housing, plus possibly the lack of consistent child support.
• Each year, forty-seven million American women experience physical violence by a partner.
• Domestic violence costs the economy between ten and sixty-seven billion dollars each year.
• One in five college women has been sexually assaulted while attending college.
• Physical abuse of women starts early in life; 76% of teens have experienced some form of dating violence.
• 67% of single moms do not attend church, according to CBN.
I was shocked to see such a high percent of single moms that don’t attend church. I expected a much lower percentage. With the information above, is it shocking to see the struggles women are having? Without God, you will lose and be unprotected in a cruel world.
I wanted to know: what are the top five things women regret? I am going to look at two sources. The first is a survey done in the U.K. of one thousand women, aged twenty-five to thirty-nine, carried out by Diet Coke as part of their “Regret Nothing” campaign. The second comes from Inc. Magazine.
Women’s Biggest Regrets:
1. Not trying hard enough in school
2. Not losing weight on a diet
3. Choosing the wrong career path
4. Not getting on the property ladder
5. Spending a night with someone I shouldn’t have
Top 5 Regrets of People Dying:
• I wish that I had let myself be happier.
• I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
• I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
• I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
• I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
Can you relate to any of the above regrets? You are about to be the smartest woman alive. Both above groups missed understanding that if they had chosen to have God in their lives, they would have made better decisions. Even those dying missed the knowledge of Christ in their lives.
Regret leads to condemnation, which keeps you amongst the family members of shame. Condemnation means: a statement or expression of very strong and definite criticism or disapproval. In layman terms, you prosecute and render judgment upon yourself.
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