I first started thinking on covering my head when my mom was studying 1 Corinthians and was considering covering her head/hair. She likes to share what she is studying with me, and discuss it. So, she asked my thoughts on these verses,
“Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you. But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is the same as having her head shaved. 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.
A man ought not to cover his head, 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; neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. It is for this reason that a woman ought to have authority over her own head, because of the angels. Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.
Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering.”
1 Corinthians 11:1-15.
Together we sought further insight. We watched these two video teachings, and read a blog post by a friend . My mom was praying and feeling called to cover her head, and wanted my opinion. As we studied together and prayed on it, I began to feel called to wear a head covering. But, I didn’t want to appear judgmental or strange to others. So, I told myself head covering was for married women. But then we came across a teaching that said anyone who felt called should cover, no matter age or marital status. So I began praying again about it. I truly believed God was calling me to cover. These are the reasons I decided to begin covering. First, it is a constant reminder of who YHWH is, what He has done, and who I am in Him. That is the main reason. I also like the idea of my hair being my beauty. I want it to be for YHWH and my future husband only. That is why I also choose to cover my hair (mostly), not just my head. Lastly, I just think the coverings are beautiful and fun. There are lots of different styles and ways to wear them.