Katrina Schumacher wrote:
> /Hello Elder Larry;/
> /That seems strange to me as well that folks would be so upset with/
> /your wife wearing a Covering./
I was flabbergasted, dumbfounded, gobsmacked, and rather surprised myself.
> /I have noted that Jewish congregations have different practices with/
> /the Head Covering as well, some all the women cover their hair totally,/
> /in others the married women totally cover their hair, but the unmarried/
> /may only partial cover their hair..... I do not know if this is just in/
> /public, while during worship or for the whole day./
The Amish have subtle differences between wives and daughters as well.
Partly that daughters don't have a husband to be in submission to,
partly to advertise that one is available for courting.
> /Over the years, I never had anyone directly to my face object to my/
> /wearing a head covering until the paper came out from the former RPNA,/
> /rather I had many women in the different denominations compliment me,/
> /even expressing admiration, and wished they were as brave in following the/
> /instructions of the Corinthian passage....one pastor's wife told me that/
> /she thought the hairstyles that were of the beehive back combed days/
> /was what caused women to stop wearing Coverings; for their hair
> became mussed/
I have heard the same. Vanity is ever a temptation to men and women alike.
> /My one step-brother had his wife stop wearing a covering, because they
> /that they were becoming prideful and judgmental towards the other families/
> /who did not practice covering.....they had in their same congregation a
> /who hated long hair on men, and in order to humble himself he did not
> cut his/
> /hair for a number of years, however now that the Lord has granted to him a/
> /son, he has finally cut his hair, not wanting his little boy to grow
> up seeing him/
> /with the shame of long hair./
I'm sorry, but this (not you!) is just dumb.
If I find myself becoming prideful and judgmental towards the other men
who find themselves in adultery the answer is not to begin an affair
with another woman until I become humble again.
Sorry to be blunt, but this is such a bad idea I can't really help it.
Substitute *any* other sin in the paragraph above and see what I mean.