Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What's that thing on your head for?

I have been asked that a few times haha
Mostly online, but I thought I would explain anyway :)

I wear a headcover for spiritual reasons. I am a Christian.


Yes, I am a Christian who headcovers.

There are a few reasons I do this. First and foremost, I do it to please God and be obidient to his desires for me.

I am a submissive wife, or as some refer to it, a "Biblical Submissive". The wearing of the head-cover symbolizes my submission to my Husband and to God.

I came across doing this because I had been struggling with staying submissive the way I was desiring to do so. I was making snappy comments towards my husband, nagging, protesting and being nasty towards him. I was not showing him reverence, I was being a hard to deal with person all in the name of protest. I feel my behavior was unwarranted as my husband treats me well and I believe God calls me to submit to my husband and let him be the leader in our home.
So I started praying.I prayed that God would show me a way to keep a reminder to be submissive. He led me to 1 Corinthians 11:2 where it talks about women covering.

"On Covering the Head in Worship
2 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you. 3 But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man,[a] and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. 5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is the same as having her head shaved. 6 For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off; but if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should cover her head.

7 A man ought not to cover his head,[b] since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; 9 neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 10 It is for this reason that a woman ought to have authority over her own[c] head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. 12 For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.

13 Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, 15 but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering. 16 If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice—nor do the churches of God. "

Since the bible also says "Pray without ceasing" and I do pray during the day often, I figure I should be prepared ;)

Now, I do not think every woman should cover. I do not think I am better than another because I do. What I do know is this: Each of us has a personal relationship with our Father in Heaven and in my relationship, he asked me to cover, to teach me obedience and to have a physical reminder to be submissive to my Husband.

You may be wondering, "But that verse talks about hair, not a physical cloth, doesn't it?"
For some women, yes, but again, for me, I do believe God has asked me to cover.

If you have any questions,feel free to leave them in the comments, but I ask that you be respectful :)
Here are some pictures of me with "that thing" on my head ;)


  1. Very good hun, Good luck with your Blog.

  2. That is just a beautiful story! Good for you for going that distance to please God! I haven't found a symbol yet, but I am trying to treat my whole body as a temple and trying to only put what is beneficial to my body in it. I've also promised God that I will sing, dance, create, cook, clean, garden, play guitar, scrapbook, and make jewelry as well as millions of other things in addition to submitting to my husband and disciplining my children that I will dedicate all of these things to God. I am going to make jewelry that I can wear everyday that will symbolize this dedication of all I am to him. Kind of like the salvation bracelets. I want to make a necklace and bracelet. I am inspired to find ways to attach Godly meaning to my everyday things so that I may pray and worship him in everything I do! I love mirrors in my house because they remind me of the 10 commandments which are a mirror to our sinful nature and show us we need God. So mirrors remind me that I constantly need to get out of the power seat and let God's grace cover me!

  3. What a beautiful story! We can all learn from you, marriage is so hard, it is a lot of work. But you took the responsibility on your own to change it and make it better. We can only change ourselves, and you look beautiful in your scarf. :)



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