The Ringger Family a wonderful example of female modesty

The Ringger Family a wonderful example of female modesty
. A wonderful example of female modesty. They have a clothing store http://www.ringgerclothing.com/

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Marillas Apparel Modest Plain Dresses and Aprons

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarillasApparel?ref=pr_faveshops

I've recently come across this lovely shop that has some of the best well made modest and plain cape dresses and aprons I've ever seen. The dresses zip up in the back with zippers and the aprons tie and button in the back. I'd make sure she knew you wanted that in the notes as she also makes items for the Amish who use pins and safety pins.
She has different styles of sleeves, full with elastic, full straight, and a 3/4 sleeve. The skirts come a-line, gathered and pleated. She has a nice selection of plain cotton fabrics in nice colors and also can do custom designs and use ones own fabric if you want a different fabric than ones she has. Click on the link above and order your new plain and beautiful fashions.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A List of Useful Sewing Projects from Dresses to Holiday Patterns

Hello Ladies,
I found this wonderful list for free patterns. There is a pattern for a skort for girls, bags, shopping bags, holiday items etc. I think this is a useful site for any Titus 2 Christian lady. Mind you some of the girls patterns don't have long sleeves. Just remember to make the sleeves longer and the skirts longer to suit your own level of modesty.

http://thinkliz.com/free-sewing-patterns/#kids

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Burda pattern making course

http://register.burdastyle.com/Course?CourseId=9012-1&utm_source=BurdaStyle&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bspr141014&et_mid=697425&rid=249113640

I just found this wonderful course for ladies who want to design their own modest patterns from a persons measurements. I think this is great. What better way to create the perfect modest clothes than to design what you really want.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Why I choose a Private school for Homeschooling

Hi Ladies,
I had decided to homeschool my son a couple of years after his birth. I wasn't happy with what I saw going on in the public schools. One of the things that didn't set will with me was the new books in my area teaching children that being homosexual was good and that they should try it. I just don't think the school should be teaching my son how to be sexual. Not to mention the violence in the schools where I lived and other issues. However, in my area people were very against homeschooling. It really was a life saver to be in a private school that allowed me to teach my son at home. However, I had gotten into a not so good school that really didn't provide me with much of anything and cost me $400.00 a year to place my son in it. What really got me was the extreme high cost of transcripts. $100.00 dollars for each year my son was in school there. This cost ran to $1000.00. I never got report cards or anything else either. Basically I was nickel and dimed to death. So I found a really good school now and I want to share the link with you all in case you are looking for a good private school that allows your child to learn at home.
Saint Acca School of the Southwest
http://www.staccaschool.com

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sanctus Attire

https://www.etsy.com/shop/sanctusattire?ref=pr_faveshops
I really like this shop. She has dresses for nuns and also two modest dresses for lay Catholics that follow Mary Like dressing.
Click on the link above and order your own Mary Like dress.

Crown of Galadriel

https://www.etsy.com/shop/crownofgaladriel?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Hi Ladies,

I have found a wonderful new ETSY shop. I love the head covers. I want a crocheted head cover. I love the aprons. I think the aprons are lovely and practical. Click the link above and take a look.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Some thoughts on woman's clothing in a movie I saw set in the early 1960's

Hello Ladies,
Yesterday I saw a movie and was struck by the fact that during the early 1960's ladies wore dresses almost all the time. The ladies looked feminine and very pretty. They were very easy to distinguish from men. Now days I don't know most of the time what I'm looking at. I find myself saying "it" because I really need to ask them "What are you a man or a woman ?" Not a problem back then. I noticed that a lot of the fashions were also modest and found several sites that showed free patterns that one can make online. Here are some that I had liked. I hope they will be useful to you also. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/352758583285177282/

Saturday, September 13, 2014

How to make a chemisette

https://teainateacup.wordpress.com/tag/regency/
I found this regency site that had free directions for a chemisette. I was looking into this because I got a free pattern that was nice but it was too open in the neck area. I knew that during the regency era they used chemisettes. I didn't like some of the modern ones called dickeys because they would sometime show parts under the neck. So what I liked was the fact that they used a drawstring to tie it under the bust. So what I am going to do is take a modern blouse pattern I have and modify it so that it reaches below my bust and I will put elastic so it will stay down. Take a look at the site above and see if you too can come up with your own kind of modern chemisette to make some of your clothes more modest.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gohn Bros - dry goods store catering to plain and modest dressed people

http://www.gohnbrothers.com/

This is a really nice old fashioned store. It has been around for about 100 years and I spoke with the lady in the store and she was so nice and helpful. They don't have pictures in their catalog but she told me that one can get samples of the fabrics. They had some really hard to find items. I liked the bonnet board (special stiffing material to hold the brim of a bonnet in shape), shadow slip (a slip with an extra panel in the front and back to keep the legs from showing through the dress), and the nylon slip fabric (I can never find it in the regular sewing stores any more), also, they had a wide range of cottons and polycottons that would be good for underclothes too. If you need slips they had several styles of those and many many more useful items. Click the link above to see the wonderful items this store has for sell.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A site that teaches how to make your own sinar tichel

http://thedailytichel.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/first-sinar-tichel-diy/
I fount this blog that has directions for making ones own sinar tichel. I thought it might be of use to our Christian lady friends who cover. It looks like a fun project that can use up scrap materials and the sinar tichel really does look beautiful.

LeeLach - A modest dress site

http://www.leelach.com/modest-clothing.html

This is another site recommended by one of our readers. They state that the dresses, skirts etc are at least below the knee. They also have some items that are mid-calf for those of us that follow the Catholic modesty guidelines. The clothes are a little high end but very beautiful. They have lots of 3/4 sleeve lengths in tops and have a wide selection of modest swim dresses. They have the most beautiful head covers I have ever seen. Click the link above and take a good look at these wonderful feminine modest clothes.

ModCloth.com

One of our readers suggested this site for modest clothes. However, not all of what they have is modest. If you are a Christian lady that follows the Catholic guidelines on modesty, then a lot of the clothes would not be modest at all for you. I personally don't think the swimsuits are modest at all and I don't like a lot of the tights. So look at this site carefully and choose what is really modest to you knowing that you really have to pick and choose in this site.
http://www.modcloth.com

Amy Handmaid of the Lord Designs article on modesty


Thoughts on Modest Dress
If a young lady wishes to marry one day the man she always dreamed of, she might be willing to change the way she dresses in order to keep herself pure for him (Proverbs 31:12). If a young lady has chosen to save herself for one man on the whole earth, he must be the sort of man who is honorable, able to be fully trusted, one you could pour your whole heart out to and know your secrets won’t ever leave him. This sort of man would have made a covenant with his eyes not to look on a woman to lust after her beauty. He would be a man who would be keeping himself pure for the one whom he would some day meet and marry for life. He would be looking for a young woman who does not give every man who sees her hope for a relationship with her (Proverbs 11:22; Ecclesiastes 7:25-29; Proverbs 31:30).

You see, the way a girl dresses speaks of what is in her heart. If she loves her Savior, Jesus, she will dress to please Him. How does she know what clothes Jesus likes? By knowing Jesus and in careful study of His words we can know what He desires for us. The Holy Spirit will make us feel uneasy about wearing clothes that are too revealing.
A young woman who desires to please her Savior will wear clothing that would draw a person’s eyes to her face, where shines the beauty of her heart (Matthew 6:22-23). You can tell a lot from looking at a person’s eyes. The face of one who lives in the presence of God shines with the glory of God (Exodus 34:29, Ecclesiastes 8:1; Matthew 17:2). A life of sin wears a face of shame and darkness is in the eyes.

Our choice is will we trust the Lord Jesus to choose our husband for us, or will we continue to try our best to allure men by the way we dress, that we are humans, prone to sin, might find the honorable mate?

A man who is looking for a mate who is pure in her heart and serving God with her life would be drawn to one who dresses with modesty in mind. Her clothes would not draw attention to her chest or her buttocks or her legs, because the young woman who chooses clothes to please the Lord wants to direct others to Jesus and His love. Our faces are to be the focal point in what we wear. Some heave found scarves to be great tools for drawing attention to the face. They allow you to use lots of creativity in the choice of colors and the way you tie them around the neck. Of course, scarves would not be appropriate
for every occasion. A short necklace can also be the perfect piece to complete an outfit. There is an array of broaches and pins for sale today, which can be used with a dressy outfit or a casual one. You would wear these pieces near your face. If they, or any other eye-catching accessory, is worn some place other than near the face, it will cause people’s eyes to be drawn away from your face. Keeping this in mind, you can see how patterned hose, or excessive decorations on shoes can be distracting to the eyes. Even wearing clothing that is too loose or too tight will work against the testimony a young woman can have among the people around her.

So, now check out your wardrobe at home. Does it reflect that of one who has dedicated herself to a life of purity to Christ? Adjust some outfits to make them modest. Throw away others, which cannot be made better. Add those garments, which would help build a more Christ-like testimony to your wardrobe. Ask the Lord to guide you and provide clothes that would honor Him. He will bless your efforts.

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This article came from a site where a lady was making very lovely blouses and skirts. She closed her site because she no longer had time for this ministry of modest dress. I was very sad because she had some very lovely modest styles for girls and ladies. She wrote a wonderful page on modesty that I am sharing with you. This article was written by Amy of Handmaid of the Lord Designs


Sorry for not posting for so long

Hello Ladies,
I'm so sorry for not posting for so long. I just got married in the middle of May and have been busy moving and getting things set up in my new home.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

How to Resize a Pattern

http://sensibility.com/blog/tips/how-to-resize-a-pattern/

I've posted many links for modest patterns. Some of these links have vintage patterns that may only be in one size. With these instructions you can adjust any pattern to your size. So if you are a size 16 and a pattern you like is a size 12, no problem, just follow the instructions in the link above and adjust the pattern to fit you.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Past Patterns - great source for modest styles

http://www.pastpatterns.com/

I ran into this lovely site. Really great if you want a modest wedding dress that is beautiful. Also lots of other patterns that are modest and her prices are reasonable. I really like her selection of blouses which are so hard to find these days. Click the link above and enjoy looking at her wonderful patterns. The only issue is that the patterns are in one size only so one has to make sure they purchased on in their size or that they know how to convert patterns to other sizes.

What the King James Bible says about the Virtuous Woman

http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Virtuous-Woman/

Here is a link to many of the verses in the King James Bible about the Virtuous Woman.
It is indeed something to aspire to as a Christian woman. Certainly not easy but well worth the striving.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Folkwear modest swimsuit pattern

http://www.littleflowersfamilypress.com/product/1860s-bathing-costume-pattern/

This is shown in the Little Flowers Family Press. It shows it being used in real life. I will now place a link to purchase one for real. The lady that runs the first site has had a fire and has none to be purchsed yet. http://www.folkwear.com/253.html :You can purchase one here and there are other older fashions dress that are modest

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Reconstructing History - a pattern shop with many modest styles from the past

http://store.reconstructinghistory.com/historic-patterns/20th-century-en/1940s.html

Reconstructing History is a pattern store with patterns from many ages. However the patterns I most like are the 1930's patterns. I don't personally like the 1920's styles. They are ugly to me with no waist. They look like rectangles to me. However, I do believe they are modest even though I feel they look rather mannish. I like the 1930's fashions but they appear to me to be rather tight in the skirt area. Tight skirts make it hard to work and they tend to ride up to the thigh if a woman drives etc. So for me the 1940's is the favorite with wider skirts that allow a woman to work. The dresses are feminine although for me they are a bit short (I just lengthen the skirt to the mid calf and the short sleeves to the elbow) and I have the perfect feminine and modest dress following Roman Catholic guidelines.

A free maxi skirt tutorial

http://www.sewmuchado.com/2011/02/maxi-skirt-tutorial.html
This is a really neat and easy tutorial on making ones own maxi skirt with a knit fabric. Very modest and no ironing when you are done. This will also be a very comfortable skirt. Just make sure you use a none see through knit fabric.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

LeeLach and nice pretty modest swimsuits

https://www.etsy.com/listing/182138617/slanted-style-green-vine-patterned?ref=related-0

Here is an ETSY shop with beautiful and modest swim dresses.



Click on the link at the top and shop for a wide variety of modest swim dresses.

how to make your own panel for a panel skirt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laYtCsN5c2U&list=PL57100E589AB62C7E

While looking up Consciously Modest I found the directions for making the panels was still working. So download the worksheet and then follow the video to make your own custom panels for custom panel skirts. Also, you can use the panels to create beautiful skirts using old jeans as well.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Homemakers Mentor - resourses for the Titus 2 women who is a keeper at home

The lady who started all this told me she created all these resources for homemaking because the schools no longer taught home economics to ladies. Martha Green recently sold all her homemaking instructions to another person but you can still get them here. The Homemakers Mentor They give out free issues. I got a wonderful one on the laundry. Instructions on how to make your own stain removing clothes soap, how to make your own clothes line, how to iron and a washday recipe for a delicious lunch. Check it out.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

aquamodesta for modest swimsuits

http://aquamodesta.com/

Will Summer is around the corner and ladies will be looking for swimsuits. The lady who designs these swimsuits is Jewish and religious and so created modest swim dresses. She also has a special skirt product to exercise in that looks great. The products are very modest and pretty. I ended up modifying a pattern to design my own modest swimsuit using swimwear fabric. But, if I had the money I would have liked buying one of her beautiful swimsuits. She has a video now on her site and I think you would love to see what she has to say.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Find a way to support pro-life



I never got involved before although I never believed in abortion. I always knew I could never do an abortion. The idea of killing a child is just something I could never do. But somehow now God is getting me to understand how important it is to take a stand and help people. I don't have all the answers yet and don't totally understand how all this got started. Actually doing this website has let me look more deeply into why there is the dislike of being feminine. I like this group in New Mexico because they are open to all people. One doesn't have to be Roman Catholic. One of the things or events that made me feel I had to learn what I could do was the story a woman told me about her abortion. She told me it was a very late term abortion (eight months). She described that the head came out, the baby cried(she must have been mistaken but it is what she said) and the doctor cut its head off and pulled out the rest of the baby. And she said it was a boy. That story was so horrifying to me. The story actually gave me nightmares. And the story makes living in America fearful to me. I like that they say to always talk in a good way like Christ and to pray. Prayer is powerful to me. I came back to Christ because someone had prayed for me for four years.
Blessings.

Modest Apparel USA Modesty Bible Study

http://www.modestapparelusa.com/modesty-bible-study

I personally don't like everything they have but I do like the calf length skirts and the 3/4 sleeve tops and T's. But what I liked best was the Bible study for women to figure out modesty for themselves. They said one can put it about so I will put it on here and click above link and find the modest items you would like to have.





Modesty Bible Study
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Bible Study on Modesty by Modest Apparel USA- Bible study on Christian clothing.

Feel free to copy and distribute as many as you want.

How a women should portray herself as a Christian 1 Tim 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in _________ _________, with ______________ and __________; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array.

What does "modest" mean?____________

Your definition: _______________

Dictionary definition: ____________

Definition of shamefacedness:_____

Definition of sobriety:______________

How should a woman "professing" godliness adorn herself? 1 Peter 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a ______________ and ____________ spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

What does the Bible say about nakedness?

Exodus 28:42 _____________

Leviticus 18:_____________

Isaiah 47:1-3 ______________

How should a woman conduct herself? Titus 2:5 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

What do these words mean:

sober_____________

chaste_____________

why should a woman conduct herself in this manner? that the ______ ___ _____ be not blasphemed Titus 2:3-5

What does the Bible say about a women wearing men's clothing?_____________

Deut 22:5 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 ______________unto the LORD thy God.

what is an abomination? ________________________

What might the Bible principle be here? _________________________

Why do you think it is so important for men to look like men and women to look like women? ________________

Does God want us to be pretty and colorful?givescripture:_________________________

Proverbs 31: 21-22 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. 22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

Are we accountable for the spritual growth or stumbling of others? _______________________

Rom 14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

Does God know our heart? ______ How do people know us (or judge us)? ____ Can people read your heart? ____Can you read someone else's heart? ____

But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as manseeth; for man looketh on the ______________ _____________, but the Lord looketh on the ________________.

If we are called to minister to others should we be concerned about what others think of us? __________

How do you "feel" when you wear the following items? (feminine, dowdy, sexy, tough, cool, hip, discreet, pretty, wholesome, professional, powerful, smart)

jeans__________, tight top ________ , top showing cleavage ___________, skirt or shorts showing your thigh (upper part of the leg), tight long skirt, ________ , long skirt and loose fitting top ________, jumper dress__________ , long flowing flowery dress __________, high heeled shoes __________, jacket and skirt set __________,bathing suit _________, tank top, ________culottes _____________, jean skirt with a slit up the front past the knee _______, long skirt with a side slit past the knee_____, pants suit __________.

How should we do ALL things? 1 Cor 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the _________ ____ ________

Things to discuss or think about:

Do these Bible principles apply to all ladies ? _____________

What all this means to YOU? _____________

Do these Bible principles apply to you all the time/everywhere or just at church? _____________

Do you think it matters how we look? why?_____________

Some simple rules for Modest Apparel

1. Does it accent feminine portions of my body (Is it too tight)?

2. When I bend over can you see "cleavage".

4. when I raise my hands does it show my belly

5. when people look at me can they tell I am a woman? Is it feminine?

6. could it possible cause a brother to stumble?

7. Does it show my thigh (upper part of the leg)(either in form-leggins or skin)? And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach. showing nakedness is from the knees up.

8. Do you look like the rest of the world around you. Will people notice you are different (not obnoxious or rediculous)

9. If you thought there was a "pervert" in the room, would you dress like that or dress your dauhter like that?

10. Can you stand before God with a clear conscience?
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Little Flowers Family Press - A Catholic Business and a Ministry

http://www.littleflowersfamilypress.com

I'm glad to announce that Rita and her family are on more stable grounds. They had been homeless for six months after their home burned down. They are still struggling but at least have a small trailer on their land and they plan to re-build. She lost all of her merchandize but the one thing she couldn't lose was the modesty ministry. Nothing can take away our prayers. I'm just glad that God answered my prayers and bought her back to her land safely and that none of her family had died in the terrible fire. Check her out with the link above. She has a blog too that you can find on her website. Please pray that she will be able to bring back her wonderful merchandize again.

Online Rosary

http://www.comepraytherosary.org/

I love to do Rosary. I do it at least once a day with many intentions for all my friends, etc. I like doing it online because they have a priest leading it and the Rosary lights up for every bead, and I have the words shown up for me to read along. I also love knowing that I am praying along with many others. They have a count at the bottom of the page to show you how many are praying along with you. Did I mention that the only thing that bought me back to Christ was a man who prayed for me constantly for four years. It has impressed upon me the greatness of praying. So go ahead. Change the world by praying.

The Modest Handmaiden - a Modest Online Store

http://www.modesthandmaidens.com/index.html

Eve is the second owner of this online store for Modest Christian ladies. She has various patterns of which some are designed by the previous owner. She has a dollar store of various items. I purchased the Lent calendar, the graceful blouse pattern, and two patterns for quilting various household items. She also has a thrift store of modest clothes for women and children. I wish I had another baby. I'd like to have that wonderful baby dress she has on there. She has books etc. Check it out with the link above.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Modest Headcovering Christian Ladies- A yahoo group for all modest Christian ladies whether they cover or not

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/mhcl/info
Here is a nice Yahoo group for Christian Ladies who believe in dressing modest and feminine (dresses and skirts) who never wear covers, wear covers only for praying or not at all. It is a wonderful place to pray for each other, encourage each other, study Bible together, exchange recipes etc. Please click the link and join. There hasn't been much going on as it has started not long ago and waiting for people to join. All Christian ladies welcome no matter what the denomination.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America. - A free audio of the research

http://www.puritandownloads.com/nakedness-sexuality-christian-modesty-and-the-public-undressing-of-america-with-free-reformation-mp3s-books-and-quotes-by-john-calvin-jeff-pollard-paul-washer-matthew-henry-greg-price-josh-harris-w-j-mencarow-dr-c-matthew-mcmahon-et-al/

Hello ladies,
This used to be free all over the web now one must purchase it. What a shame. I feel it did greater work being free as we want to reach women that never thought about it and instruct them. Suppose it is free as a audio over the web. Hope it works. If not I urge you to purchase the book it is really worth it.
http://www.puritandownloads.com/christian-modesty-and-the-public-undressing-of-america-by-pastor-jeff-pollard/


This is the actual link to the free sermons.

Friday, February 21, 2014

A Research on Modesty in the Church using Bible and Early Church Studies

http://jacksonsnyder.com/arc/mikheyev/on-apparel.htm

This person completely left out all personal opinions and only used words of the Bible and early church religious intellects to show that modesty is a must for Christians.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Church reactions to me dressing modest

Hello Ladies,
One of the most interesting things is how people react to how I dress. Of course I have no support for dressing modest. But what I did with one lady telling me that even the Roman Catholic church doesn't veil and it is stupid if you don't wear a bikini to the beach is this. I asked, "Is there a dress code?" Answer, "No there isn't a dress code." Then I can wear what I want. Answer, "Will I think people can take modesty too far." I say again, "Didn't you say there is no dress code?" Answer, "Yes, there is no dress code." I say to them,"Then I can wear what I want to wear?" So after continuing to ask about the dress code and being told that there was none then I kept saying that I can wear what I want to wear. Finally, Yeah, but I don't like what you wear. I answer," That's okay. I like it and intend to continue wearing it."

It amazes me how many ladies get all upset about someone dressing modest. It makes no since to me. If I were to go up to them and tell them you have to wear this and that. Then I could see them being upset or saying something to me. But, just because I don't like the fashion, or short shorts, or pants and feel comfortable dressing modest as I think God wants me to they get all upset and try to fight me. I also did this. "So where in the Bible does it say I have to wear pants?" I do this with abortion too. "What Bible verses say I must have an abortion.?" So far no one has found any verses that say I must dress like a man, I must wear pants, I must wear bikini's, or I must not cover my head.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

UN to Vatican: Your Theology Violates Child Rights


February 12, 2014

UN to Vatican: Your Theology Violates Child Rights

By now the Committee on the Rights of the Child (“Committee”), which is charged with overseeing the implementation of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), has made so many exaggerated claims of authority that they can’t even shock us anymore. Well, until they do.

Last month the Committee issued its review of CRC implementation by the Holy See, the political entity of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church. While the extreme leftist agenda of the Committee has never been much of a secret, it is on display at its most egregious in this “Concluding Observations” report.

The key issues of “concern” for the Committee were as one might expect: abortion, teen sexuality, homosexuality (and homosexual marriage), corporal punishment (spanking), and parental rights. According to Catholic Church doctrine, abortion is the murder of an unborn child; sex is intended only within the confines of marriage; homosexual activity or lifestyle is a sin; a moderate spanking is – or can be - a part of godly discipline; and parents have the ultimate God-given responsibility for their children.

But the Committee disagrees on all points. What’s more, they communicated the expectation that the Catholic Church must change its stance on all of these topics to comply with the Convention. In so doing, the Committee placed its own opinion above the Scriptures, traditions, and religious convictions of the Catholic Church.

Regarding abortion, the Committee calls for the Holy See to put a stop to the use of “baby boxes” in Europe. These boxes allow a mother in crisis to anonymously give up her infant for adoption. According to the report, such efforts violate “children’s right to live with their parents and to know their identity.” Instead, “[t]he Committee urges the Holy See to contribute to addressing the abandonment of babies by providing family planning (UN code for abortion and birth control), reproductive health, as well as adequate counseling and social support, to prevent unplanned pregnancies….” In essence, the Committee’s “fix” for a child who cannot identify his birth parents is to simply have no child at all – a position antithetical to Catholic pro-life doctrine.

On the issue of sexuality, the Committee calls on the Holy See “to support efforts at [the] international level for the decriminalization of homosexuality,” and to “recognize the diversity of family settings” (which is code for granting legitimacy to homosexual unions). It also demands that the Holy See use its influence to “overcome all the barriers and taboos surrounding adolescent sexuality,” while spreading “information on the harm [of] early marriage.” But the support of homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle is in direct conflict with Catholic theology, as is the promotion of sexual intimacy (homo- or hetero-) outside of marriage.

No problem, says the Committee. The Church should simply grant “the Convention’s precedence over internal laws and regulations.” Both Canon Law and the Catholic Church’s interpretation of Scripture are specifically mentioned in the report as among the “internal laws” that should be changed to comply with the Convention. (Paragraph 12: “[T]he Committee regrets that the same approach has not been followed in relation to its internal laws, including Canon Law.” Paragraph 40(d): “[E]nsure that an interpretation of Scripture as not condoning corporal punishment is reflected in Church teaching and other activities and incorporated into all theological education and training.”)

To their credit, “the Holy See still does not consider corporal punishment as being prohibited by the Convention,” likely because no provision of the Convention says otherwise, and because only 25 of the 192 states parties to the Convention have laws against modest spankings in the home as a form of discipline (most of which adopted these laws in response to the browbeating of the Committee). Yet the Committee not only dismisses the view of the Holy See, but also attempts to dictate to the Catholic Church how its Scriptures should be interpreted.

This adds frightful undertones to its admonition as “The Committee…reminds the Holy See that by ratifying the Convention, it has committed itself to implementing the Convention…through individuals and institutions placed under its authority,” and that they must “ensure the Convention’s precedence over internal laws and regulations.” In essence, the U.N. claims the Holy See has an obligation to urge priests and teachers to follow the tenets of this Committee rather than the doctrines of the Scriptures.

The Committee’s interpretation of the Convention has never even been sanctioned by the nations of the U.N., yet now it ranks higher in the Catholic Church than “the Word of God?” And just to give it teeth, the Committee urges the Holy See to “ratify the core human rights instruments to which it is not yet a party, namely the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure….” (i.e. a complaint mechanism).

Also to their credit, the Holy See holds “that civil authorities should intervene in the family setting only in cases where a proven abuse has been committed in order not to interfere with the duties and rights of parents.” Again the Committee takes issue, claiming “that prerogatives of the parents should in no way undermine children’s right to be protected from abuse and neglect.” But this is not an either…or, and we are not talking about prerogatives. We are talking about the right of parents to make decisions for their own children, absent abuse or neglect. Innocent parents and their children share a right to familial privacy and integrity – something the Committee apparently denies.

The United States Supreme Court once wrote that “The statist notion that governmental power should supersede parental authority in all cases because some parents abuse and neglect children is repugnant to American tradition.” Parham v. J.R. 442 U.S. 584 (1979). Yet that is the very notion being set forth by this over-reaching U.N. Committee.

Proponents of U.N. Human Rights treaties in the U.S. Senate would have us believe that these conventions do not bind American law or limit U.S. sovereignty. But the Committee responsible for overseeing implementation of this treaty holds a very different view.

In its defense of parental rights, the Holy See has expressed concern that Article 12 of the Convention, on the right of the child to express their views in all matters affecting them, and to have their views given due weight, “undermin[es] the rights and duties of parents,” a concern which we share. This vague “right” can easily be used by government actors to override the decisions of any parent anytime their child disagrees with said decision. But the Committee asserts “that ensuring this right is a legal obligation under the Convention, which leaves no leeway for the discretion of the States parties.” (emphasis added)

It only makes sense, if the Committee’s view supersedes the text of the Convention ratified by 192 nations, the opinion of the Holy See, and even the foundational scriptures of the Catholic Church, that it would “leave no leeway for the discretion” of the United States, either.

Which is one more powerful reason to reject this and any similar treaty.

Fortunately, the proposed Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution will de-authorize the Senate and the President from ever ratifying any treaty that, like the CRC, would pose a threat to the right of innocent parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children in accordance with their own conscience and religious belief. This should be very welcome news for anyone who believes their religious tenets – regardless of which faith they hold – should not be held captive by an 18-member panel of “experts” on “child rights.”

If you have not already done so, please sign the petition now at parentalrights.org/petition to promote the adoption of the Parental Rights Amendment. You can also support our cause to protect religious liberty and parental rights with your donation at parentalrights.org/donate. Finally, you can take an active part in our efforts by signing the up at parentalrights.org/volunteer.

The more authority the U.N. seeks to grab from parents and pro-family institutions, the more important it is that we all stand together. Only then can we preserve our freedoms for the next generation.

Sincerely,

Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research







Tuesday, February 11, 2014

101 making your own cape for your cape dress

Here is a free youtube with directions on creating your own cape for your dress to make it a cape dress.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP7hF-s8Mmg

A youtube about Amish Dress

Hi Ladies,
I don't particularly want Amish dress for myself. But I do think the dress is modest and Candle on the Hill has some similar patterns and Friends patterns too have cape dress patterns that I think do not require pins. I actually put it on here as an example. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUX3OZ4u8kM

Kannicks Korner place for caps and bonnets

http://www.kannikskorner.com/patwomen2.htm

I have found bonnets to be the most practical. I have a skin disease and need to keep sun off my face. Will I've tried all kinds of hats and by the time it was wide enough to cover my face I couldn't drive with it on. And if it were a small enough that I could drive I got problems with my face so I went to bonnets. Strangely the lady thinks one can not hear with bonnets on. I've been wearing one for years and have had no problem. Perhaps it is because they use a particular cardboard for the brim. My first bonnet is just with some foam. My second one uses a thick interfacing. Anyway, she has a nice assortment of bonnets and caps too.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Women's Page

ttp://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Womens%20Page/womens_page.htm

I ran into this list of links for various pastors lectures on Women's place in the Home, modest dressing, etc. I didn't go over all of the links but found some real nice ones on women dressing feminine and modest and other things that I thought would be useful for my ladies that come on here.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Creating a feminine and modest wedding dress

Hello ladies,
My boyfriend has proposed to me and we will be wed in a couple of months. In the meantime, I've been busy creating a modest and feminine wedding dress. I had a dress that I got a long time ago before I realized modest dressing. It is pretty with flutter cap sleeves and gauze rest of the dress. So what I did was to get some thick satin on sale for 2 dollars a yard. I bought four yards and made a very modest underdress with a pattern from common sense patterns and so it wouldn't be too full I used the common sense patterns gathered skirt to the jewel neck dress bodice. It looks beautiful and modest and very inexpensive. I have also used flower patterns and with cheap crochet cotton have made crochet flowers and crochet netting for a belt, head piece, necklace, and brides purse. I'm using sense and sensibility . com lacy fingerless glove pattern for the gloves, I purchased veiling for 99 cents a yard from Hobby Lobby and just crocheted around the edge of a circle I cut to make my drop veil. I also crocheted the pew decorations, center pieces, favors too so all in all my entire wedding with dress etc is costing me $300.00.

Friday, January 3, 2014

A Week of Wearing Feminine and Modest Clothes

http://www.ladiesagainstfeminism.com/articles/weekinfemininedress/mrschancey.htm

This is a fun article showing the week of Mrs. Chancey wearing feminine dresses and going about her day of house work. Another example of how do-able dressing modest and feminine can be.