It is very important to use culture, custom and audience relevance to understand Scriptures.
Let’s take this one.
1 Corinthians 11:6-7
6 If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head. 7 A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.
In the day where 1st Corinthians was written there were 2 kinds of veils where women wore.
The unmarried women who were staying with the parents wore a kind of veil to show that they were under the authority and protection of their fathers.
The married women on the other hand wore a different kind of veil. It is equivalent like that of a wedding ring. It shows that she belonged to a husband whom she was being protected loved and cherished. She was as under the authority of her husband.
Now if a woman came to church without a veil, it would indicate 2 things. She had no father nor husband to answer to. In other words she was available.
There were cases in the early church where women took off their veils. It was as if a married woman took of her ring and told everyone she was available.
This led to confusion especially in a carnal church like that in Corinth as men were sent wrong signals by such an omission. They had thought that these women were saying to the men in the church, I had no one to take care of me.
Hence men who were under the impression that these women were available for marriage and courtship until their fathers and husband stepped in.
We must understand that this injunction was made to the church of Corinth because of the carnal nature of the church. The church was famous for moral indiscretions.
It was how Paul restored sanctity to the church. He gave practical instructions to deal with issues which were facing the church.
The way to resolve this problem was hence to veil a woman’s head. It was a case of “prevention better than cure” thing.
It was never a thing to be practiced today. The principle if applied today would be this. Keep your your wedding ring on your finger.
I hope that brings more liberty to women in the body of Christ today.
Further thoughts: https://hischarisisenough.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/truth-does-not-change-its-expression-does/