Grand Opening! Lilies of the Field is a new online clothing store celebrating their grand opening with a giveaway you won’t want to miss! Busy women of all ages will appreciate this lifestyle inspired store, especially those who need to be reminded to put themselves at the top of their “To Do List.” Lilies of the Field knows that by putting you first, you’ll be … Continue reading Lilies of the Field Online Clothing Store and Give-Away!
[Editor’s note: It is important to sort these things out especially since all three precede action. It gets tricky when beliefs are rooted in feelings and become seeming convictions we’re passionate about. We witness passionate illogical campaigns that work toward selfish ends everyday. Feminism has modeled this in countless ways. The humanist is left to himself to find ultimate meaning upon which he grounds his beliefs. The Christian … Continue reading Challies: I Feel, I Think, I Believe
Sometimes I really hate reading modesty blog posts and the inevitable ensuing fracas. No, most times I really hate reading them – and it frequently doesn’t matter which side of the issue is being argued. No matter how kind or how rude the original post, no matter if it is an urge to cover up more or loosen up more, everyone seems to take sides, … Continue reading God Pleasing Modesty
I developed an idea in my head I thought just might be crazy enough to work. The next chance I had to steal away alone, I made a beeline for Goodwill. I found exactly what I was looking for, got my purchase for half-price, and excitedly headed home. The Hubs thought I was a little crazy when I explained my idea to him. I measured, … Continue reading DIY: The Shirt Skirt
From Single, Young, Christian, Mom Don’t be the Bathsheba meaning don’t be a sexual temptation or a bad example of beauty for others. I’ve been thinking and praying a lot lately about how we as women deal with beauty. Beauty is a battle in and of itself. Every woman longs deeply to have a beauty all her own and for it to be seen, admired, … Continue reading Don’t Be A Bathsheba
What we wear says more about us than we might think. Many of us probably barely think at all when we get dressed in the morning. But something really profound is happening every time we pull on our pants and slip into a shirt — or five shirts if you live in Minnesota this time of year. John Piper writes, in his brand new book … Continue reading What We Confess With Our Clothing
Editor’s Note: This is not posted as an endorsement of the dating culture. I’m a virgin. If the topic ever comes up, it’s always received with an incredulous, “Whaa?” The former mainstay, “Are you a virgin?” has now become, “Are you STILL a virgin?” almost exclusively. Why would anyone want to retain their v-card? (Cue the “Jesus is my boyfriend” jokes dripping with condescension, please.) … Continue reading The 24-Year Old Virgin
When the girls are little, they’re jumping and playing and not even thinking about modesty. It’s good because that’s the way children should be. As a parent I would have to remind them, let’s not stand upside down on your head in that chair because you want to practice being ladylike. And they look at me with this puzzled looked like, what does that mean? … Continue reading Michelle Duggar on Teaching Her Daughters About Modest Dress
Spot on: Recently I came across an article called “The Death of Pretty,” in which the author laments our culture’s movement from valuing “pretty” to valuing “hot.” He describes “pretty” this way: “Once upon a time, women wanted to project an innocence. I am not idealizing another age and I have no illusions about the virtues of our grandparents, concupiscence being what it is. But some things were … Continue reading Pretty Versus Hot
A New Look at How to Glorify God in Your Body
What is beauty?
Some say beauty fits in a size 0. Some say beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Some say beauty is only skin deep. Some say beauty is only a quality of the heart. Some say beauty is truth. Some say beauty is a lie. Some say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some say beauty is as beauty does. Some say Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly are beautiful. Some say everyone is beautiful. Some say beauty is divine. Some say beauty is corrupting.
From all this confusion, one idea emerges clearly: The world knows beauty matters. They talk a lot about it, write poetry and paint paintings celebrating it, and spend $160 billion dollars a year on it. But what’s equally clear is that they don’t know what it is. The question is: Do we?