Monday, April 20, 2009

Skin.. more like Sin!

I've been feeling pretty fiery lately about a certain topic and decided that since this is MY blog, I would go ahead and let out MY thoughts.  Lay 'em on the table for everyone to know.  After, that's why  people read other people's blogs, right?  To know what's up with them...

Modesty.  having or showing a moderate or humble estimate of one's merits,assets, importance, etc.; free from vanity, egotism, boastfulness, or great pretensions.

Let's just lay it out - the Bible calls us women to be modest. 
 1 Timothy 2:9-10 (New International Version)
9I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

Being involved with high school ministry, I am very in tune to what I wear.  Every year (near the spring) we have a time set aside to talk to girls about what is appropriate for young Christian women to wear.  We tell them that it's good for them to keep their parts to themselves in order to honor their brothers in Christ (who are in the other room getting  a talk about honoring the girls by not lusting after them).  When we take them on trips we ask them to leave the bikini's and speghtti straps behind, to wear longer shorts, and to keep their bra straps hidden.  I have known high school girls that have purchased prom dresses and swim suits and then totally altered them by adding more fabric to the neck line because they have been told over and over how much of a struggle it is for the guys to stay pure when girls are flaunting it all over and these girls want to honor God by dressing modestly.  

So why now, when we get out of high school and get married would the rules change?  Why do I know so many married women who would walk out of the house with ANY cleavage showing?  Who would wear a bear all swim suit? Who would wear shorts with all but their butt sticking out?  Come on ladies!  I don't want my husband looking at your goods! Do you? I don't want him to see your boobs or stomach or butt!  And thankfully, I have a God (and wife) honoring husband who doesn't want to see it eaither.  It really is against our culture to say these things, I know.  But that's what Jesus is about.  It's hard to shop modestly, and to dress in such a way that might not make you the hottest thing around (especially if you have the body for it).  But I beg of you, fellow women, cover it up!  Your body was created for YOUR husband!  Not for mine!  Suggestions: 

- If you can see a crack in the front, I say it's too low cut.  
- layer up tank tops and tshirts to hide straps or to make your shirts long enough to cover your butt crack
- Just don't wear things that show your mid - drift.  What's the point?
- If you're a mom, don't get your daughter started on these things.  When she's three dress her like you would want her dressed when she's fifteen.  If you let her in cute little two piece now, how are you going to explain it to her the summer she "blossoms".  
- Men/Dads, demand modesty from your wives and daughters. 



AMEN sista!!!!!!!!!!! (does this mean I can't wear my fishnets and heels at group anymore? :-)

I was actually jotting down some notes to do a blog about how women have taken the "your body is a temple" thing totally out of context anymore. Your body is a temple that you can worship God in... not a thing to be worshiped by you yourself...grrr

Mike . Caitlin . Ki

I just stumbled over from Mrs. Barton's blog. I totally agree! I've never understood why modest people dress their little girls in stuff that'd be considered slutty on a teen...

Thanks for not showing my hubby your goods! I'll return the favor.

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