So it has been about 8 months since I began wearing skirts and dresses ONLY! If you read my first blog about it I said I’d keep you posted on how things are going. I haven’t kept you updated, for 1)… I was trying to gather my thoughts because I feel like I am gaining and learning so much from this experience in my womanhood and 2) I was being lazy with my writing responsibility and didn’t think people cared that much, but a couple of y’all have sent me messages asking how it’s going and what I’ve learned. If you have not read the blog here’s the link https://faithsoven.com/2015/04/08/dresses-and-skirts-my-1-year-journey/
I have no clue how to begin to express in writing how I feel about this journey. I feel strong, I feel beautiful, I feel wise, I feel free, I feel feminine, I feel valued, I feel like a WOMAN. (Hence the photo hehe) On the contrary I feel like in America or let me say as a Christian American I feel we are bamboozled and too relaxed in modesty and femininity. Do you know other countries laugh at us and what we call modest? It’s like in America in order to be considered a strong, beautiful, wise, free, woman, you have to somehow add masculinity to yourself or peel off then add a ton of other outside layers that look nothing like the real you (that’s another blog). As women we do it without thought. We want so badly to be equal with man (because he’s my competition not my mate?? rolling my eyes) WHY do we do this when God made us so different? We are women, we are feminine, we are soft and mushy, at the same time, we are STRONG we GROW BABIES and push them out of this itty bitty tiny exit. Need I say more!!!!
Think about it …. every time you go to a public restroom the one wearing the dress is the women’s bathroom and the one with the pants is the men’s… when we women go to prom we want the prettiest dress, when we get married we want a beautiful dress, when we go to a dance or a ball we want a beautiful gown, even in Hollywood at award shows, most all the women have on some kind of dress, you never say to yourself, let me go and find that fly pants outfit! NO NEVER! Why? Because you looking all feminine and beautiful compliments your natural feminine beauty and if you have a date it compliments his masculinity. Not to say we wear pretty dresses for men, but it’s not a secret they like to see us in them.
God intended for Adam and Eve, man and woman to be different inwardly and outwardly. God is not happy with the blurring of the lines of men and women. He made man masculine and he made woman feminine. If we were supposed to be androsynous, God would have made us that way. We even have totally different body parts. Deuteronomy 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God. So what are you saying Faith? I’m saying, I personally want to be as feminine as possible for the sake of God, my husband and my children in a world where right is wrong and wrong is right. I believe that God is the same yesterday, today and forever more. If He said it is an abomination then, then it is an abomination today.
All in all, I am enjoying the more feminine me. Something I had never truly embraced. I even workout with a skirt, along with workout leggings underneath of course. LOL So two big things I’ve learned and observed so far on this journey, depending on the length and how loose…. I no longer look at the reasoning of wearing skirts and dresses “only” to maintain modesty, but also to maintain femininity. 8 months ago I thought it was utterly ridiculous to ditch the pants and shorts and wear skirts and dresses only. To say the least, my view has changed. With the knowledge God has given me on my journey with Him, I will do my best to be the best version of Faith, including completely embracing my feminine gender. I am strong, wise and valued as a FEMININE woman.