Originally Posted by AFWife
Okay, I'm going to be selfish for a moment
Help me jump into covering! I want to try it out to see if I really feel called to do it or not (that's okay right?) But I have no scarves or anything currently. I'm also not sure how to bring it up with DH without feeling weird...
i want to lend my encouragement. several weeks back, someone on this thread told me to just go ahead and try it already, and i did. i can also see why someone would want to have their reasons fully articulated before trying, but of rme i thought i better try, keep praying, and see where this goes.
i am no expert, but at the stage of reflecting and praying a lot about why i feel drawn to this practice. i have only occasionally covered for an outing, because i wanted to see how it felt (doctor's office, loosely wrapped scarf, and it was a total non-issue.) on the other hand, covering to go to the mosque the second time felt great. (the first time, as i posted earlier, i felt self-conscious.)
as you sort out your sense of purpose for covering, i'm sure you'll find the right way to share your discovery with your DH. my DH is not at all religious, and i did not really bring it up until i said "i am trying to find something to wear to the mosque" and explained that i actually liked
having to find something more conservative. (i feel some embarrassment around this....separate OT conversation, but with non-religious friends, and my un-conservative feelings in so many other areas, i have long felt challenged to articulate my feelings about modesty.)
you can ease into it, depending on your tradition, with lots of coverings whose true purpose will be obvious only to you. that is, whether headband scarf etc., you will know it is for spiritual reasons while others might just see fashion.