~Diane. Do you dress to attract the wrong attention, or do you dress to glorify God. I love this time of year. The way the women dress or not dress is getting worse year by year. Here are 5 standards you can use to help measure your modesty by: I need to set the stage with 1 Corinthians 10:23 (NLT), “You say, ‘I am allowed to do anything’—but not everything is good for you. Being generous with our time, money, and energy. It all goes back to the breakdown of the family. I try and dress in a manner that I would want other women around my husband to dress, just as the woman above said. I’m​ sure it will be a very useful piece for a long time because you can wear it with a lot of different clothing items. We are daughters of the King and so let’s look like it! Have a blessed day!!!!! Thanks, Darlene. It took about 9 months of this before we saw them choose to acknowledge people out of the desire to make the other person feel valued, but they eventually did it without being prompted. And it would be well if the professors of serious godliness were wholly free from vanity in dress. “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with modesty and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array” (1 Timothy 2:9). Rebellion is like a cancer,if not taken care of it spread not only to other parts of the body but also the children. The truth is, modesty isn’t as clearly defined in the Bible as some might think. Be an example to all the young girls out there looking to you for guidance. The Modesty of Summer. Well said:) I agree. You've planned for your future. If the church understood modesty there would be a great difference. I felt incredibly embarrassed and quickly put a youth t-shirt on over my tank top. I have tried some of the African styles of hijab like the turban for the hottest summer days, and it is also less warm. Let’s learnt to care a lot more about this instead of how we look; for true beauty is the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit (being gentle and kind). My sister was very intentional about this and it paid off; her children are all very friendly. Summer time is always the hardest for me; being a modest Muslim is always easy in the winter. Modesty is a form of submission of the heart, unto the Lord. We try not to go to the pool or beach often, because women at those places do not know how modest God wants them to be! With the culture and standard ever-changing, how can you know what’s modest and what’s not this summer? Modest in the dictionary means “free from ostentation or showy extravagance.” Since it appears only one time in the Word, I decided to go to the commentaries to see what the men of old had to say about it. I know you and I are different heights, but we’re both slender so I find putting on a belt when I wear dresses or wearing an A-line style that’s slightly cinched at the waist helps to look more feminine and less boyish. But when we do find ourselves at one of those places, my daughters and I wear swim tights under swim skirts, with a full coverage top. “Your appearance is the first thing people will notice about you and thus creates an impression of who you are and what your influence will be. I showed up to church that day wearing jeans and a white spaghetti strap tank top. I have been shy my whole life as was my mother. Does Modesty Really Matter in the Summer? I was very insecure. The true idea here is, that her attention to her appearance should be such that she will be offensive to no class of persons; such as to show that her mind is supremely fixed on higher and more important things, and such as to interfere with no duty which she owes, and no good which she can do, either by spending her time needlessly in personal adorning, or by lavishing that money for dress which might do good to others, or by neglecting the proprieties of her station, and making herself offensive to others” (Barnes’ Notes). It’s an ongoing process to overcome shyness. I used to wear shorts in the warmer months but I’m switching to wearing more dresses and skirts since I do believe they are more modest, especially as I grow older. There needs to be balance. The Amazing Power of Prayer from the Inside Out, 4 Things to Know about "Jingle Jangle," Netflix's Epic Family-Friendly Musical, This site is a proud member of the Salem Web Network, a subsidiary of, Copyright © 2020, Crosswalk.com. Remember that modesty is often dependent on body type. Eventually, they will be naked which is shameful in God’s eyes. However, follow your own conviction on the matter—to the standard you believe God is calling you to—and serve God with the character and reverence due to Him in every way possible. I have loved studying and learning from the godly men of old. It’s being living sacrifices as the Lord has asked us to be. Our husbands do like us to look pretty and clean. Getting personal, I have some parts of me that I could feel ashamed of if I embraced an old-world mindset to hide the curves. I love wearing pants at times also, especially in the cooler months. I remember one woman saying that immodest women are mean because they turn other women’s husbands on. Yes, let’s do our best to look neat and tidy. For me, in that top, I thought I was pretty well covered. I get a lot more use out of my outfits this way because I can rotate tops. Men are to lift holy hands; women are to adorn themselves in modest apparel and good works, learn in silence with subjection, and not teach nor be in authority over men. I rarely wear pants anymore as I love skirts too. You’re welcome, Diane! One of my children was excessively shy as a small child. (I wear these soft bike shorts under them for comfort and more modesty.) Shyness is focused on how *I* feel, at the expense of causing others to feel that I don’t like them or don’t think they are deserving of acknowledgement and a smile. That if I would go in there and “tell” people what to think of me by my behavior, instead of letting them form their own negative opinions based on my standoffishness, I could reach more people. I think the key to reaching people instead of repelling them has a lot more to do with our behavior. 5 Measures for Modesty This Summer “Modest is hottest” was a popular saying around my youth group and I still use it every once in awhile to light-heartedly encourage modesty. For example, if you have a large bust, a spaghetti strap top or dress may look immodest on you. How do you and Ken incorporate this comment from above into your lives? I really love the commentaries in your posts. References to modesty in Scripture often point to materialism and appropriateness, not necessarily in a sexual connotation. Article Images Copyright ©. Therefore, what we wear to church should not be anything that attracts attention to ourselves or distracts others from worship, but it seems that it should be this way in our daily lives, too, since our lives should be lived in worship to Him! This skirt is very well made and gives me the option to wear a different shirt every day since everything matches jean material. It really put a wall up between some of our believing friends and community. My husband and I knew that this was not acceptable behavior in our Christian family because we would be allowing our child to be selfish instead of putting the other person’s need for acknowledgement and being valued above self comfort. It tells me it is sending it but it’s been 20 minutes so I don’t know why it’s taking so long but someday it will get to you! I read your blog everyday after I finish reading my Bible, so I’m sorry our friendship has been so one-sided lately.

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