My wife does not desire to go where her husband is not welcome. She looks at the history of the temptation of Eve and does not want to be separated from her husband to face alone the risk of the subtle deceptions she is sure to encounter.
That sounds reasonable. My wife doesn't like to be separated from me either. When we became one flesh, we became one flesh.
So did our loving and wise Creator design it should be. To Him will I ever be grateful!
I posted an article I wrote for Adventism.com, called, In a Position Where The Enemy Can Talk With Them, in which I outlined the danger of, so called, "contemplative prayer". A woman reader wrote to thank me. She told of being a guest at a women's retreat. The guest speaker, had for several days promised that they would all enjoy an incredible encounter with Christ at the final session. All the womens seemed eager to see and experience what would happen. Having been exposed to the basis of the subtle seduction through the article, she recognized to what the seminar was leading. Rather that attend the climatic presentation, she stayed outside praying for her sisters. She prayed that the spirits of darkness would be restrained and not be allowed to talk to them.
After the long session she asked several of the women What kind of experience they had had; what happed? To a person, they all answered that, nothing had happened! The greatly anticipated, promised experience never materialized. They were disappointed, but she was full of joy and thankful to God for his merciful kindness in protecting her unsuspecting sisters.
You are right. Neither, I nor my wife feel secure venturing on Satan's ground. Apart from the genuine Christ, none are secure. I am not saying that all womens conferences, retreats and seminars are wrong. Just beware. Satan has a proclivity for re-using tactics that have been successful in the past. Divide and conquer seems to be a favorite of his.
Love& Prayers, Jon