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Respecting Your Body-The Temple of The Creator

December 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Do women respect their bodies anymore? I know some do, but a lot don’t. There’s a lot of ways to disrespect your body ( and we really don’t need to go into explaining all the ways how….. ) and one of them, of course, is wearing immodest, revealing clothing.

Immodest, revealing clothing can be: Tight leggings by themselves, low-cut shirts, bikinis, short shorts, etc.

For those of us trying to be modest, there’s someone else out there ( whether it’s TV or even people we associate ourselves with, trying to influence us differently. ( Sometimes friends don’t know that they’re influencing us! )

Which brings me to another thing: Be very careful who you hang out with and talk to. Some people are bad influences ( I know this from personal experience ) and hinder us in our walk with our Creator.

Jerseylicious

December 28, 2011 Leave a comment

I do my best not to judge people’s attire ( believe me throughout the creation of this blog I realized I was, and still am, very naive. ) but I think we can all agree what attire makes you look like a hooker.

Which brings me to the subject of Jerseylicious.

*sigh*

( Some pics I won’t post because they’re way too immodest and I don’t want to subject any male readers I have to it. )

Jerseylicious is a ” reality tv show ” in New Jersey. It consists of several people, but their fashions are way too ” hooker-like ” and immodest. Boobs pushed up ( I wonder how many of them have had breast implants? ), ” dresses ” that could easily pass for a shirt, etc. It’s appalling with them blatantly disrespecting their bodies like this, it’s also quite sad.

Some them don’t dress immodestly all the time, occasionally they can have some very cute, fashionable, modest outfits. But if any of you have watched it, you know what I’m talking about when I say some of their ” dresses ” could easily pass for a shirt.

In my opinion, I think it can definitely influence teens, pre-teens, women, and even young girls to follow ” Jerseylicious fashions “. What do my readers think? Any comments?

My Thoughts

October 7, 2011 2 comments

It’s hard to find modest clothes in this day and age. If you find a skirt, you might find an appalling slit up the back. Head coverings are mainly found with the Amish, Mennonite, Muslims, and even then some people label them as ” weirdos ” or ” strange “. A skimpy tank top is accepted by some, shorts that could double as panties are worn in public without shame.

Seriously, it seems that more modest clothing stores are online!

Why is it acceptable, in this day and age, for girls, teens, and women alike to wear skimpy, immodest clothing? Is it because people are afraid of rebuke if they speak out against it? Why is the subject of modesty so hard for pastors to approach? Because they don’t want to cause discontent in the church, are they afraid of offending?

Just some of my thoughts.

Disrespecting Your Body

September 15, 2011 Leave a comment

As I walk through stores, or any public place for that matter ( especially at the beach ), I’m surprised to see how many women disrespect their bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19 says “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? “

When I say disrespecting their bodies I mean the following things: 1. Dressing inappropiately, ex. skimpy bikinis, etc. 2. Looking like tramps, etc.

We need to respect our bodies, because they are temples of the Holy Spirit.

I’m not going to go into my usual lecture on modesty, instead I’m going to reflect on my own experiences around different men and women. ( Names will not be included for sake of privacy and respect. )

Once a girl ( teenage age I believe ) was leaving a convience store, dressed in shorts ( let me emphisize the word shorts ) and possibly a tank top. At the same time, a pastor was walking up to the store at the same time. Just before he opened the door, he looked to the left and looked the girl a few seconds before entering.

Men are wired a certain way. There’s nothing wrong with a guy admiring you because they think you’re pretty……how do I explain this…..but like I said, they’re wired a certain way. I’m still unsure how to explain it.

Another experience: I was in a grocery store waiting for my mom to finish paying for the groceries when I saw a woman standing a few feet away from me. I don’t remember her top but I remember her wearing tights. It shocked me. The bottom half of her figure was shown, with nothing left to the imagination. Thankfully, I never was subjected to having see the front-side of her body. ( no offense )

Skirts vs. Jeans

I believe this is a hot topic. Which are ” appropiate ” and ” modest ” to wear? Both can be equally immodest and inappropiate.

When you’re wearing a skirt, try to find a full length mirror in your house. If you bend over and things are revealed that shouldn’t be revealed, try to find a longer skirt or get some loose leggings.

When you’re wearing jeans, look at yourself in a full length mirror. Make sure your jeans are loose, and that they don’t accentuate anything it shouldn’t.

Of course, you’re not always going to have the privilege of having a full length mirror. If you’re still living with your parents, room mate, or you’re married, ask the person you’re currently living with if the clothes you’ve donned is appropiate. Ask them key questions like:” Are these jeans too tight around my bottom/front area? ” ” When I wear this skirt and bend over, can you see anything that shouldn’t be seen? ” ” Is this shirt accentuate anything? Is it too tight. “

Always respect your parents’ or spouse’s opinion/rules on what you should and should not wear in public.

Have a great day and God bless!

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When Did Immodesty Become Acceptable?

August 18, 2011 1 comment

I know I keep referring back to the old days, but what teens ( adults alike ) wear to church today I believe would have been horrifyingly for women in church to wear 100 years ago. I’m not trying to be judgmental, but the style of clothing today appalls me. When did dresses above the knee and straps ( or no straps ) become acceptable church attire? ( I’m not saying they’re necessarily inappropriate, and I’m not saying any of you are ” wrong ” to wear that style of dress. )

When did slits in our skirts/dresses that come really high up acceptable?

When did immodesty become acceptable in the church, or anywhere for that matter?

I wish our pastors would talk more on the subject of ” Modesty In The Church “.

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Dressing Respectfully

I believe it is important for any girl or woman to express her feminitity, but in a modest manner. Being provocative around men could cause them to sin.

I’ve seen it all too much nowadays. What would’ve been scandalous 100 years ago would be fashionable today. It’s not pleasing to some people’s eyes to see other women disrespecting their body by looking like a streetwalker, or to some good men out there.

Miniskirts would’ve been horrificly scandalous to wear 200 years ago, but look at teenage girls ( and women alike ) today! It doesn’t seem ” wrong ” to them. Skimpy tank tops, short dresses, shirts with plunging necklines, it’s all too common in this day and age.

So I ask all you women and girls to cover your bodies up, save them for marriage, dress respectfully, but have fun whilst doing it. Remember, modesty doesn’t have to mean frumpy. 🙂

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