Lately, modesty has been on my mind a lot. Maybe it's because I'm getting older, and the younger gals are wearing less and less clothing, maybe it's because my Christian walk is getting deeper... whatever the reason, I am diving in to find out what it is exactly, and what I should change, according to my own personal convictions.

Last year, I found this video, which really hit the modesty point home...

And I've been googling, reading, listening to, and Youtube-ing tons of things on modesty. I mean, aren't we supposed to help each other not to stumble?

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.” ~ Mark 9:42

Jami from Young Wife's Guide has TONS of blog posts about this. So, if this is something you're interested in learning more about, then check out her site. 

Ultimately, I feel this is a subject a lot of us don't really learn that much about. I mean, you're taught, in the words of my Grandma, "Don't let out all your goodies for God & everybody to see!" But, as a young lady, you think it's just because you will get the wrong kind of attention from guys. And that's partly true, but I think as you get older and married, it becomes more about respect for God #1, then respect for your husband, and finally- just respecting yourself. 

Will I completely throw out everything but dresses? Probably not. But I know, for a fact, I will continue to seek God's wisdom on this, praying that He will guide me to what He wants me to wear. I know that may sound kinda hinky to some of you, and that's fine. To each his own. For me- it's important at this point in my life. And I think if it's tugging at my heart, then it's God tapping me on the shoulder saying, "Hey, let's talk about this."

I know I'm probably opening up a can of worms here, but ... what are your thoughts on modesty? 

1 comment:

  1. I have no qualms about an individual's personal convictions about how to dress.

    I take great issue with anyone trying to control what other people wear, or assuming someone lacks self-respect based solely on their clothes, or shaming someone for not meeting some arbitrary dress standard.

    And while Jessica Rey is great at marketing, keep in mind that everything she says in that video is to convince you to buy her swimsuits. Her swimsuits which won't fit my body, for the record (I looked). If you look into the study she mentions, you'll discover the sample size is very small, and ONLY the men who ALREADY harbored misogynistic ideas then objectified (headless) women in bikinis.


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