Joel was a member of his college choir. He was on a choir tour. While on the tour they were placed with church families that they were going to visit.
Joel was a sophomore at a fundamental Baptist college. He had been on a college tour the year before but they toured a different area that time. Joel had a great time before. He had been looking froward to this year as well.
This was the third church they had visited. It had been a great tour thus far. They were on a buss. The buss had parked at the church parking lot. The pastor and the church people put on a diner for them. The people were really friendly and down to earth.
The church made several spaghetti. Dishes. It was really good. The food was good but so was the conversations. It was a good time all around. The choir would be performing the next day. They had some down time until then.
After the dinner, they were told where they would be staying. His name was read. He was staying with the sawer family. He had met them during the diner. They seemed realy nice. After the announcements, he followed them.
The sawyers included mr. And mrs sawyers and six children. Mr. Sawer was an eye doctor. He served as a trustree. He owned the eye care business. Mrs sawyers was a home maker. She had been a bookeeper and had business degree. She preferred to stay at home and raise the children.
Her oldest daughter was tess or tessi as she was called. Tessi was 21 years old. She was taking clases at a community college. She also worked. She was very friendly.
She had a 19 year old sister named ellie. She had a 14 year old brother named David. A 12 year old brother Paul. A three year old sister named sarah and a baby sister naimed Hannah.
He got in the fanily van. By vehicle, it was a short drive from the church to there home. They owned a little bit of property. The van parked. When they went in, david showed him his room.
David and joel had a lot in comon. Joel loved nature. He liked the outdoors. He also liked sports. Joel liked him. He came down stairs.
Tess had wore a white blouse and a purple skirt and shoes. She was barefoot now. She had removed her shirt and bra. She was topless. He quickly looked away.
“What? You have never seen a woman’s brest before?” tessi asked. “No i have not. It is not proper . ” he said. “It is not forbiden in the bible. ” she said. “Isn’t it?” he asked. His eyes were closed. “No it is not mentioned. We just assume that brests were covered or that such a band exist but it does not. ” she declared.
“She almost never wears a top in the house. ” david said. “Come on. Its a warm day. I was cooking all day. I want to be comfortable. “She said. He was abit stunned. It was her house. He looked the other way.
This was not going quite the way he thought it would. Not at all. He sat down on the couch. He found this troubling. He tried not to get too offended. He tried not to get too stressed about it. He knew eventually they would be on to the next church.
Then her sister cane down the stairs. Elie was topless. She had taken off her blue shirt and bra. He thought to himself, “great! Now i have to dodge two women with no shirts on. ” . he tried not to be flustered. He wanted to be a good guess. He would be happy when they could leave.
He sat far away from the girls. He sat near to paul and David. “My sister also does not wear a shirt..we dont feel bound by legalism. There is no command to cover brest so we do not. “Tess said.
“I hate wearing shirts. It gets realy warm in the summer hear. There is no way that i am wearing a shirt. ” ellie said. He did not want to debate this. He was a guest in there home and it was a realy odd topic. He just listened and occasionally chimed in with an ok or i see or yea. He found this whole thing very uncomfortable. Realy that is a huge understatement.
He shifted the conversation to something else. He saw that he had a video game consul so he asked david about it. They were alowed to play video games that were not violent. They could play racing games(not grand theft auto) . they could play sports game. Lukily that changed the subject.
Tessi loved video games and chimed in. He liked to make eye cobtact with those he was conversing with but in this instence, he made an exception.
He was hoping that she had no interest in video games. Of course she did. She vioced her oinions. Although a lady canot speak in the church, she can at home.
After a time ,her mom and dad came down the stairs. To his shock mrs sawer was not wearing a top. He thought to himself,’great! This is a family of nudist or something. ”
He was totaly creped out at this point. He tried to remaine calm. “You dont approve of how we do things?” mr. Saywer asked. “Its not how i do things or how my family does things. It is different. I ment no disrespect. ” he said.
“I know that. The bible never says a women brest must be covered. Only the genital area is to be covered. It is never wise to add on to scripture. It always causes ruin. If you fail to live up to the legalistic rules,you tend to give up on everything including the actual principles. I do not force my family to adhere to extra biblical standards just to apease the legalist. I embrace the sprit of of the law over the letter. ” mr. Saywer declared.
“You see if you sees a brest. You look. After a while you move on. ” mrs. Sawyer said. He was not so sure about what she had said.
He was glad for bed time. He went upstairs. He said goodnight to every one. He was tired. He slept very well.
He got up the next morning. He saw tessi. She wore a black skirt. She was topples. “Morning! ” she said. “Morning” he said. He wished that she would wear a shirt.
After breakfast he met up with everyone at the church. They practiced and got ready for the concert later that day.
The concert went very well. It was very well receved. After the concert they got ready to leave for the next church. He went to say his goodbye to tess. She had a white shirt on. She was relieved to see her fully clothed. He hugged her. He then said goodbyes to her whole family.
After the service, they headed on to the next church. It was a successful tour. Of all the churches they visited , this was the most memorable. They then returned to the campus then he headed home.
Tess realy liked him. She tried to find him on social media. She finaly did and aded him. She sent a note explaining who she was. She acepted her friend request. They corresponded back and forth.
They developed a close report. They lived away from eachother. Neiter were sure how to have a relationships over a long distance. On his summer before his senior year he took a job near where she lived. He took a sumer internship at her church.
When he came over for diner she was rouintly topless as was her mom and sister. After he graduated he proposed marriage and she said yes. They maried the following spring.
She was almost always topless when they were home. When they got home, the shirt came off and the bra. When they had there first child a daughter it made brest feeding a lot easier. They had another daughter when there oldest turned two.
He eventually got use to everything. He adjusted. They had a good life and a good marriage.
This is a work of fiction.
It is true the bible does not speak to brest being bared. This is just a story. The story is not endorsing or condeming going topless.