Quoting Quiverfull: Modesty to be ‘Modest’ or be Different?

quotingquiverfullby Melissa of Progressive Quiverfull – Reason For The Season

Editor’s note: This is a blogger that only started blogging in December and is a very recent convert to the Quiverfull lifestyle. She’s trying to claim she’s doing it right and most others are just too fundy. I was thinking yesterday about the reasons that people give for dressing modestly after getting some dirty looks and mumbled ‘immodest’ pushback while being out running errands dressed in boots, leggings, a long tunic and a knee length sweater vest. It was someone I used to be friends with when I was QF. She wore a jean skirt that fell exactly between her knees and ankles, a sweater and flats. She looked miserable and was shivering. I was warm as toast in my layers that exposed less of my body and less the shape of my body than her yet I was still judged as defrauding and immodest because I had on leggings. Is there something more going on in the modesty culture that has nothing to do with keeping the shape of your rear end or cleavage covered? Seems like it.

I’m wearing skirts and long hair, not attempting to alter my personality. And I did it for the family as a whole, not just DH. :/

Secretly I’ve grown to love it. Me and my 6 leading ladies look strikingly modest and feminine everywhere we go! And many a time now I’ve stood out front of our house, with the domed canopy of trees arched across the entire street. Kids will be walking down the street from the school down the way, and a certain group of young women approaches off in the distance, with a distinctive ripply-swoosh-flow of their skirts.

They cut their own path… They keep to themselves a lot not out of sheltered shyness, but more because their father has instilled high standards into them. They had three girlfriends walking amongst them, the best of friendships…

Just lovely, demure, bold, confident, Honor Roll ladies.

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.


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