I don’t know about any of y’all, but the last time I was pregnant, I came out of the maternity store with a shell-shocked look on my face. It seemed everything was suffocatingly tight, too short, or too plunging. Forget about being comfortable while pregnant–I was supposed to look “hot” or at least “in” with all the zany prints and wild color schemes. I went … Continue reading Skirt Giveaway from The Modest Mom!
With many fourth-wave feminists in favor of pornography as “empowerment,” it’s baffling to figure out how to protest the stuff these days. Dozens of feminist blogs celebrate the “freedom” of pornography, leaving you to wonder what happened to the female brain this century. Thankfully, there are a lot of women out there (including feminists) who rightly protest the exploitation and degradation that pornography represents. Here … Continue reading Pushing Back Against the Porn Invasion
You should not judge a book by its cover. That is true. And if you have time in the library to browse and read the back flap or half a chapter, you will often come home with an amazing book even though the cover didn’t really promise much. But how often do you have time for all that? Between children, household, work, family, hobbies… quite often we run in and out of the library in fifteen minutes and we have to content ourselves with first impressions. After a while you even become very good at this. You know what styles of illustrations probably promise a great read, or what kind of font is often used just to draw attention to a cheap sensationalist piece of non fiction. Now and again we have pleasant or unpleasant surprises, but, in general, we know what we get. After all, a scientific work will not often have a full-colour shot of playing children against the background of a wheat field on it, a family novel will rarely have a shiny black dust jacket with blood drops over the title.
In the same way, people who do not have the time to truly get to know us and be surprised by our personality must judge us by what they see–the woman we pass in the grocery store, the librarian, the people we meet on the street. While it is true that beauty starts on the inside, the way we present ourselves shows that we care about the feelings of others who meet us. Continue reading “Modesty and attractiveness”
I’d like to ask you for advice on how to answer a modesty issue that is occurring at our church. There is a single young woman who continually chooses to attend church in very risque outfits. This appears to be on purpose. She loves to flaunt herself in addition. Her parents and other siblings attend our church along with her. Week after week goes by and it seems like no one is speaking out against this. It is almost like we’re all pretending to ignore it and are hoping it will end on its own. Continue reading “Helping an Immodest Sister in Christ”
I hate posting several negative stories in a row, but these aren’t just ugly headlines–they affect our daughters and granddaughters and poison all of society as they reach more and more girls at a vulnerable age. From the Washington Times: The present day Girl Scouts are not your older sister’s Scouts, let alone your Mom’s. Not by a long shot. They seem to have joined … Continue reading Girl Scouts hand-in-glove with Planned Parenthood
[Note: This series was voted a Reader Favorite on the “old” LAF, so we’ve moved it over to the new LAF! ~ Ed.] As much as feminists may disdain the roles of mother or wife, those roles have bestowed power as well as meaning and satisfaction on the vast majority of women in history. When all is said and done, heading a home and being … Continue reading Why Young Women Are Exposing Themselves by Dennis Prager
As anyone with a daughter who wears over a child’s size 6 knows, dressing our young daughters modestly can be a complicated process. The big-name clothing manufacturers apparently believe that up until size 7, girls can wear feminine dresses, sweet pinafores, and comfortable shoes, but when they reach a size 7 and beyond, they are to be dressed as a popular model in a fashion magazine would be clothed. Since a modestly attired woman would not want to be dressed this way, they would certainly not want their dear daughters dressed in this fashion.
If you’ll take some time just to look at old photographs in antique shops or on the web, you’ll see women who spent their lives wearing dresses. No one ridiculed them. Everyone wore dresses or skirts, and they were able to do a wide variety of work, even farming, in them. The few who dared to dress like men were considered unfeminine. Today we have strayed so far from feminine dressing that women who have grown up in pants and sports shoes feel awkward in dresses. In this confused modern society, women feel uncomfortable wearing dresses in public and even at home. Who would have thought that a woman in a dress would be such an unusual sight that people would stop and stare? How far we haven’t come!!