Personally, I always wondered why women of the same house a lot of time had that "time of the month" together. (Calling out the PMS posse, right?!) I wondered why menstruation was on monthly cycles (Another part of His design that really does have a purpose!). And, as I studied the laws of niddah, I was confused as to how women were able to carry out the laws of separation in times past. Reading that we are MAJORLY off on our cycles with the integration of modern technology (also contributing to the rising epidemic in infertility) helped me make sense of all the random information and put the "whys" into logical terms that more clearly indicate the Creator's design for us.
I am going to list for you several links that discuss all of these issues. I hope you find it helpful. But I warn you, these sites are infiltrated with pagan deities and the customs of unbelieving cultures. However, as my dear friend put it, "The info is very enlightening and beautiful to me... Of course, there may be some hidden fish bones, so don't forget to use your filtering system." Great advice from a great friend. So here are the articles in all their glory:
The Moon Cycle and Menstrual Cycle
*Be warned: Many references to pagan deities.
Fertility and Artificial Light
Women Who Bleed with the Moon
The Full Moon's Pull on Fertility
I know it might be odd for me to post about this, but maybe it's time to get us back on track. I appreciated reading how Native American women who were menstruating went to a designated location and the men and grandmothers took care of the households and kids for the period of separation. That sounds just about right. Who wants to see this implemented today? Happy reading, ladies!