Modesty. The “M” word in our Christian circles. I have written a lot about it from the heart of modesty to what men really think about modesty. Inevitably, people always make a comment about how destructive this concept of modesty is on a girl’s psyche as if somehow covering our bodies oppresses and demeans women. I have been taught to dress modestly all my life, and there is nothing wrong with my mindset or view of myself because of it. In fact, I believe that modesty has done quite the opposite. More specifically, here are 5 things modesty never taught me.
1. Modesty never taught me to be ashamed of my body.
In fact, being taught to keep my body covered actually added value in my eyes. My body is something special and was not meant to be seen by just every average joe I walk by on the street. I have saved my secrets for the man who makes me the promise of a lifetime. He alone is the only man who will be allowed to uncover what God has made. I have nothing to be ashamed of in that. God made me special, unique, and valuable and to dress immodestly would make me ashamed to cheapen God’s creation to simple street art.
Read the rest here
Purity: A Godly Woman’s Adornment (On-the-Go Devotionals)
Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America
The Beauty of Modesty: Cultivating Virtue in the Face of a Vulgar Culture
Dressing with Dignity: Second Edition