Saturday, May 9, 2009

The What & Why of Modesty & Feminine Apparel

What is Modesty and why is it so important for the Christian woman to understand, dress & behave modestly? Modesty is the voluntary personal responsibility to behave & dress in such a manner as to not purposely draw attention to oneself, to not think proudly of oneself and it's a decision to protect from purposeful or "unintended" enticement in inappropriate ways & places. This is crucial for a Christian woman; first and foremost because we're representatives of the LORD Jesus Christ and secondly, if we're married, we're a reflection of our husband.

It's critical to pay attention to the message and the signal our clothing is sending and to make sure, very sure, that the message is in line with the Word of God. If style & type of clothing is something you're wrestling over in your mind, or if you're feeling convicted about dress, and what in this world should a Christian woman be wearing, then pray, discuss these things with your husband. Many will have ideas and convictions about what *you* should wear, but what matters most is what the LORD is directing and what your husband prefers.

Pray together & examine
what you're wearing each day and why!

Deut. 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination
unto the LORD thy God.

Matthew 5:28 - "But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart."

In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold or pearls, or costly array; but (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
1 Timothy 2.9-10

So, if you're inspired to wear feminine clothing & modest dresses...
Now that you know the "why" of modest dressing,
What in the World are You Going to Wear?

Below are sites that offer the practical clothing... the "what" of modest dressing!
These sites offer modest clothing & patterns at reasonable prices. We pray you'll support these Christian sites, they're mostly family or small business ventures promoting modest apparel at modest prices.

Why should girls and women wear dresses? God distinguished male and female... Men and women are
masculine and feminine by divine design. Let's agree with that design and dress appropriately.
The above photos are not meant as a directive in the *kind* of dress to wear... but to simply and boldly
distinguish and demonstrate the extremely obvious difference between masculine and feminine.
Male and female. Men and Women. Male and Female created He them...

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