ID012 – Studying Parents

Update on Betheder Modest Clothing

I now have a website up for Betheder Modest Clothing. I am slowly working on adding to the site, as well as getting a few pre-made items sewn, and available for sale.

At the moment, on the home-page, I have a web-poll as I would like to know what kinds of modest clothing everyone would most like to find available!

I do hope to be able to sell modest clothing for other girls wishing to sew modest clothing… I am yet to put any info about this on the website, but if anyone wants to be involved in this, please e-mail me! Also if you wish to be included in a mailing list for Betheder Modest Clothing, please e-mail me.

Finally, if you know of anyone who is looking for modest clothing, please tell them about Betheder Modest Clothing!

Monday, 13 November 2006

Dear Girls,


Issacharian Daughters


In the previous newsletter an older woman shared how she learned to submit to her husband not just outwardly but also in her heart. A key part of the change in her life was encapsulated in this sentence:


As time progressed, I found myself thinking of times when my husband would have wanted me to wash my hands, and even though he hadn’t asked, I began to be obedient to what I knew was his will.


I would like to encourage all of us to study our fathers and mothers (or our husbands if we are married). Here is what I mean: Learn your father’s likes and dislikes. Listen to his instruction. Find out what his standards are. Observe how he behaves in various situations. Discover his will. Then use this knowledge to guide your behaviour.


When out shopping for clothing, you can now be guided by what you know your Dad would like or not like.


When your friends invite you somewhere, you can make a decision based on the certain knowledge of what your Dad would want you to do.


When you are thinking of reading a certain book or watching a certain movie, knowing your Dad’s standards will guide you as to whether to read it or watch it or not.


Studying somebody like this is a great deal of fun. It brings me such pleasure to think how much my Dad will like the garment I have just designed or to think how proud of me he will be when I tell him about the book I have just read, because I know he would approve of the garment or book. Surprising him with meals I know he will like or learning to make a dessert I know he enjoys is very gratifying. Coming up with schemes to please Dad is just plain ole fun!


Apart from the fun of it, there is another benefit: being guided by the will of our parents will keep us safe! It will strengthen us in times of temptation when we are away from our parents. Proverbs emphasizes the importance of listening to parents over and over again in such passages as: 


My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you, So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding;… Then you will understand the fear of the LORD,  And find the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2v1-5


Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding; For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law. When I was my father’s son, Tender and the only one in the sight of my mother, He also taught me, and said to me: “Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live”. Proverbs 4v1-4


My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. Proverbs 4v20-22


So let’s remember to always ask, “What would my Dad (or Mum) want me to do?” or “Would this please him?” or “Would it bring him joy?”


For the Greater Glory of God through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,


Genevieve Smith

Issacharian Daughter



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