Why Long Hair?

Posted on April 17, 2013 by


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Ladies,

I wore my hair long all through high school, college and until I had children. My husband always LOVED my hair long. Then 7-10 years ago, I cut my hair much shorter

I knew my husband LOVED my hair long. But, back then, sadly, I didn’t give much weight to his feelings and opinions. It was MY hair, after all. I was the one who had to wear it, wash it and fix it. So I cut it off -VERY short at one point with complete disregard for my husband’s feelings. (And then I cried a lot – because I realized I lost something precious.)

IS SHORT HAIR WRONG?

I don’t think that short hair on women is a sin – I find no validation for that idea in scripture. This is a decision every woman must make on her own – between herself and God, and between herself and her husband when she is married. I am certainly not insisting that all women must have long hair – or that women should never ever cut their hair. I don’t judge any one else’s decisions about their hair or clothing.

This post is about why I chose to grow my hair long again and why I keep it long – my own personal convictions.

I see that God gave me long hair for my glory – to be beautiful.

I Cor. 11:15. But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her.

MY PERSONAL CHOICE

So, I honor my husband’s desire to see me with long hair. I care deeply about his feelings and opinions now and love to wear my hair down as a gift to him most days. And I honor God’s Word and honor my head by choosing to have long hair as my glory.

Now – God’s Word and my husband’s opinions play a MUCH bigger role in how I make decisions – instead of just my own convenience, the latest fashion trends  or my own desires.

I have to ask myself when I decide about things – WHY am I doing it? Is it for MY glory? Is it for MY pride or vanity? Is it for God’s glory? Will it honor my husband?  Will my husband be pleased?

Honestly – short hair was a LOT more work for me! I had to mess with it and style it every day. Long hair truly hasn’t been a burden. I can let it air dry many days – and I don’t have to use hair spray – so it can go 2-3 days or so without washing. It actually takes me LESS time to fix my hair now than it did when I had short hair.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT HAVING LONG HAIR

My husband loves to play with my hair every night while we cuddle together. It’s my favorite time of the day. I feel loved, cherished, adored, feminine and beautiful.

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