Monday, September 24, 2012

Women Should Dress Modestly

Hello dear sisters today I wanted to share with you my opinions on why people make excuses for dressing immodestly.

1 Timothy 2:9-10 

likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-

control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for 

women who profess godliness—with good works.

The Bible gives pretty clear instructions hear so why then do Christian women ignore what the Bible says? 
1# They Want To Fit In:
People Don't Want to stand out, or be thought as of different or weird. What I would ask of these type of people is to look into your heart and ask yourself who do I want to please? God, The Creator Of Heaven
 and Earth or the mortal people that opinions don't really matter?
2# Styles Have Changed:
True Styles have changed but men's minds have not. When it comes to this area we not only need to focus on what God commands but also what our "new fashions" are causing our brothers in Christ to do: Stumble.
3#Not Comfortable
I will admit it is harder to be modest in the hot or even cold weather. But instead of focusing on OUR discomfort think of this, The Lord died on the cross for us. Do we really think that that was "comfortable"
for Jesus? OF COURSE NOT. But He did it for us, to save us, so in return we as His daughters should obey His words no matter how uncomfortable it makes US.
4# Not Attractive
A lot of why women don't want to dress modest is this: They want the opposite sex to find them attractive. Here's what this issue boils down to, unless that person is your husband it is a sin to try and make him desire you sexually. However it is not a sin to try and be attractive, you can be attractive without dressing provocative or in the way that's going to cause you brother to stumble. And not every man you meet is going to be YOUR husband, but a majority of them will be someone else's someday, so in a way, the manner in which  some women are dressed is causing men to stumble into adultery in their hearts with someone that isn't there future wife.  

And so I will leave you with this, I love what this fellow Christian blogger says here. 

Many people will say, "Well, God looks on the heart. God doesn't care what you look like on the outside. God just looks on the heart." That is true. God does look on the heart, but man cannot see the heart. Man can only see the outer. Not only that, the outer appearance is usually a pretty good indicator of what is in a person's heart. Although it is possible to look right on the outside and be wrong on the inside, it is well nigh impossible to look right on the outside and be right on the inside. What is on the outside comes from the inside. That is why Jesus said, "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh" (Matthew 12:34). Granted, a man could say the right things, and have a wrong heart, but a man who had a right heart would never say the wrong things. So the outer appearance is the only indicator that man has that someone is right with God, right in their heart. So God does care how we look. Not only does God care how we look, there are rules in the Bible for both men and women that should govern our appearance. Now, whenever you start to talking about these rules, the women are always the first ones to complain, because there are more rules for the women than there are for the men. And I often wonder why the Bible has all these rules for the women and very few rules for the men, and the reason why is because men and women are made differently. I know that is not a "politically correct" thing to say, but it is none the less true. God made man and women differently. 


Ashley Thoreau said...

This is so true!

Anonymous said...

You have got to be kidding. God loves us for who we are, and we can express ourselves through the clothing we wear and respect the Lord at the same time. So what if my skirt doesn't drag on the floor? Who cares if my elbows are revealed? Honestly, I agree that women should dress modestly, but they should feel comfortable at the same time.

ChristianModesty said...

The whole point of modesty to making sure we aren't causing our brothers in Christ to stumble (have sinful thoughts). Christ died on a cross for us, it really shouldn't matter if we are comfortable or not while doing His will. 1 Timothy calls us to dress modestly and plainly. If the Bible says it I do it whether I like it or not. God bless, I will pray for you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Taylor, I just found your blog on a google search for modest dressing...I have been wanting to dress more modestly ( well i already do) but I have had the impression to begin wearing nothing but long skirts instead of jeans/capris. So far I have purchased 2 ankle length denim skirts. I have been researching plain/modest dress for a couple of months. I want to start covering as well. I was raised Christian but fell away as a teenager. I have only been going back to church for years. What advice, or thoughts in how to covert to dressing plainly and covering, for someone who has never done so before? Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I've been wondering if its okay to wear a fitted top with a cardigan over it. Because the top by itself may be immodest but when you add a cute cardigan over it, you cover most of the skin. Here's a link to a picture. I really would appreciate your input!

Anonymous said...

Sorry if the link was cut off. here's the full link

Anonymous said...

I agree. I do have one question. I want to sew my own long dresses but I'm not sure how. My husband wants me to dress a bit more modestly though as far as society in general goes, I dress fairly modest. I wear jeans because they feel more comfortable but I do wear long plaid shirts. My husband doesn't mind as long as all the buttons are close up to my neck (I have no problem with that at all). Now, summer is difficult for me as I get hot very easily. My shorts coukd be a lot longer that is for sure; however, I wouldn't mind wearing a long dress if I could find material that isnt going to make me too hot. Do you have any simple pattern ideas fora simple drest that isn't too flowy but not too tight either? Thank you and God Bless You! Mary