The wearing of fabric head coverings in worship was universally the practice of Christian women until the twentieth century. What happened? Did we suddenly find some biblical truth to which the saints for thousands of years were blind? Or were our biblical views of women gradually eroded by the modern feminist movement that has infiltrated the Church...? - R.C. Sproul
[Guest Author: This article was written by guest author, Elaine Mingus. It is a republished work from her previous blog. If you’re interested in writing for the Head Covering Movement please visit this page.]
Once you discover the biblical mandate to practice headcovering, you probably will find yourself wanting to share this newfound understanding with your friends.
Just like sharing your salvation experience, many women want to express the beauty and freedom they’ve found in obeying and aligning themselves with God’s divine order.
But sharing about something that is… I don’t know… not a part of our “normal” culture can be… scary.
And what makes it more difficult is that some people already have a stereotypical judgment about people who cover their heads.
Here are some tips for how to share head covering with your friends.
Name: Chachi Fabre | Age: Mid 50’s | Location: Tavares, Florida | Date started covering: 2012
1) Introduce yourself to our readers.
I grew up in South America and have known the Lord since I was a little girl, when I memorized Bible verses and loved to go to vacation Bible school. I have been happily married since 1992, and the Lord has provided for me the desires of my heart to have a beautiful, happy family with two children, now young adults. My husband and I are empty-nesters and we enjoy our time together like new honeymooners. I work as a Real Estate Professional and also enjoy my time at home.
2) Where do you attend church? Tell us a little bit about it. Do others practice head covering there?
Our home church is Grand Island Baptist Church. It’s only 12 minutes away by car from our home and is a great church that teaches straight from the Bible. It’s a Baptist church and I believe no one else uses a covering, other than me.
3) What led you to start covering?
For many years, I have been doing my reading and studying from the Bible and online Bible studies. One morning during my Bible study and prayer time, I had an enlightenment while reading 1st Corinthians 11. Something happened–it was like the eyes of my heart and my soul opened and it was more clear than clean water; I just had to obey and do it. There were NO questions; only understanding, only answers. Of course, I re-read it several times, and I cried and asked for forgiveness for my ignorance. I was excited and talked about it with everyone, my sister and my mother and of course I talked with my husband and asked him if it was fine with him about my decision of obedience to God. To my surprise, my husband was receptive to it and so were my children. As a side note, when this first happened, I had no head covering to wear, so I used to pray by myself covering my head with a pillow. I felt in concentration with God and isolated from all noises from around the house. Yeah! It may sound strange, but it really felt good and in harmony at my praying time. Read more
Hello, HCM family! Today we have a special treat that was created for you by Baygent Baker (see her bio at the bottom of this post). She has made two tutorial images to show different head covering styles you can use both for when your hair is up and when your hair is down.
Baygent Baker is a wife and mother passionate about the Word of God. She enjoys using her creative talents in God honoring ways, whether it’s digital art or nourishing her family by cooking in the kitchen. She resides in Louisiana on a small farm with her husband, three children, and various farm animals. Visit her farm page on Instagram.
The Head Covering Movement started in 2013—over seven years ago. Since our inception, we have refrained from selling merchandise even though we’ve had many requests for it throughout the years. This year we’ve decided, for the very first time, to make some available just in time for Christmas shopping (Husbands, are you listening?).
So whether you’re looking to show off your love of head covering and/or the movement, or you just want to support what we’re doing, now you can now do so through the official HCM store.
There are several styles of t-shirts, sweatshirts, as well as stickers, a mug, and a tote bag to choose from.
> If you purchase a shirt, mug, or tote, please take a picture and either tag us on Instagram OR submit your picture of you wearing/using your merch. We plan to re-share most of them on social media.