Hello everyone! And welcome to the new Your Modesty Matters website! I hope you are finding it helpful, even though this is my first post. Oh well, with that said I will launch into my article…
First let’s look at the definition of modesty. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary provides two definition of modesty, but we will look at the second definition. It says, ‘the quality of behaving and especially dressing in ways that do not attract sexual attention.’ So when you dress in really really short shorts, or you wear bikinis when you swim, are you dressing modestly?
Some of you girls out there might be Christians, I don’t know, but if you are a Christian dressing like this, this article is for you. (If you are not a christian, just keep reading anyway, this article is for everyone, I am just addressing the Christian girls personally.) You see as Christians, us girls need to represent the pure bride of Christ, his church. If you go out there dressed as the harlot of Revelation 17, who are you saying you belong to?
Now please don’t miss understand me on this. Don’t go thinking that I am here to point out what you are doing wrong, so I can blame you. Not at all! Some of you Christian girls might not know that how you are dressing is the wrong way, so I am just here to help you in your walk with Christ.
Why is modesty important? Well for one thing, can you see Jesus dressing like that? For you girls, it would be a little more challenging to ask yourself, “Would Jesus wear that?” so you can just say to yourself, “Would Jesus approve of me wearing this?” or “If I were meeting Jesus today, would I wear that to go and see him?”
Now let’s talk a little bit about guys. What do they have to do with being modest? Well, listen! Guys are very visual, that means they use their eyes a lot, they take in all that is around them, and they notice a lot of things. If you are a Christian young lady that is dressing in see through clothing and you wear mini skirts, you think that christian young guy is going to notice what you are showing? Are you helping keep these Christian young men pure?
I personally LOVE skirts that go down to my ankles or somewhere around there. If you don’t like it, get some skirts/dresses that go at least a ways past your knees.
I do have a few skirts that if you look at them at a certain angle or lighting, you might be able to see through them, so I just wear a slip underneath those ones.
I know it is real hard to find modest clothes in today’s society, but you can find a few skirts in Walmart, in the Woman’s section, sometimes. But my favorite place to get clothes is from thrift stores. Some of my favorite clothes came from there. Second hand stores can have some beautiful things!
I hope this has helped some of you Christian young people like me. Coming soon, I will try to add a thing where you can comment on my posts and ask questions if you need to! My blessings,
Ps. I will go into more detail on why we can’t wear stuff like bikinis and a see-through tops.