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Posts tagged: modesty

Modesty & The Sin of Bathsheba: One Man’s Appeal

"Your brethren in Christ may be weak, and the devil does all he can do to weaken them further. They're forced to live in a world where they are continually bombarded with sights, which are designed by the enemy of their souls to weaken their morals and destroy their purity of ...

Modesty: Is There a Standard?

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Modesty is a subject Christians have wrestled with, probably since the beginning.  It's controversial, and different people, all confessing Christ, often come to distant conclusions about the subject.  One big mistake we make is to assume "modesty" only refers to clothing.  Not so.  But as far as it does include attire, is there a standard? If ...

Woman as Home Builder: Faithfulness in Modesty

"In the marriage ceremony a woman vows that she will keep herself unto her husband as a woman in all the aspects of womanliness.  She is building a home when her womanliness, her sexuality, is such that not only her husband knows and can safely trust in her, but all the world knows--if they know ...

Getting to the Heart of Modesty

Missy, at Somewhere in the Middle posted a great piece about what modesty means... "Modesty is one of those Jell-O concepts. You try to pick it up, and it squishes fiendishly out between your fingers. 1 Timothy 2:9 commands women to dress modestly, but what does that actually mean when we’re getting dressed in the morning?" ...

Unless You’re Near the Water

Upon traversing America in the 1830s, French author and statesman Alexis de Toqueville attributed the extraordinary prosperity and growing greatness of the nation to "the superiority of their women," who were protected by "punishing rape by death." Continuing, he noted that"no other crime is judged with the same inexorable severity by public opinion. There is ...

Legalism, Again

We've been here before; the discussion of legalism. Legalism is the catch word now days meant to tear down any shred of conviction or standards in the believer's life. Something came to me that I wanted to share...I've noticed a common tendency, one I think is a big problem, among the legalist-accusing folks. ...

Nakedness Offends Me

A lot of times I just say things before I realize I've said them...but this time I didn't regret it later.My husband treated us to dinner at a local restaurant last night. Imagine the place is divided into two rooms, with a half wall in the middle. One side is the bar, and the other ...

The Feminine Power of the Skirt (Revisited)

This was too good to leave in the comments of a past entry I posted about skirts...ladies, listen up:"Here's a man's view on women and skirts.I'm a college lecturer, ok? so I'm "smart". big deal!Costume is powerful. Its more than just something to wear.A woman in a skirt or dress looks feminnine. There's something almost ...

Comments Wanted: Pants vs. Dress

Laura writes:What I would like to see discussed is Biblical dress for women--in particular women wearing only skirts or dresses. Is it "wrong" for women to wear pants or is it a personal choice based on a desire to combat feminism? Can a Biblical argument be made against women wearing pants or are women who ...

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