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Inner Beauty – 1 Timothy 2:8-10, 1 Peter 3:3-4

July 9th, 2018 Viewed 820 times

Where Does Paul and Peter Derive Their Instruction about the Modesty?

Peter appeals to Sarah and Abraham—how Sarah shows her godliness through her inward attitude and how she addressed her husband. The Proverbs 31 woman would be an inspiration here.

What are the commands in these passages?

  • Women should be wearing respectable, modest apparel, not seeking to draw attention to their wealth.
  • Proper clothing for women is good works.
  • Women should be known for their inner beauty—and that should be the focus.
  • Inner beauty consists of a gentle and quiet spirit.

From these passages, what does God care about what we wear?

God cares about what we show through our clothing more than what is our clothing. The emphasis in these two passages is not on “causing a brother to stumble” or the like, but on what attitude is on display from what is worn. You see both Paul and Peter speaking out against an outward show of wealth (something we could also get from James) as well as recommending that women make sure they spend their time fostering a meek and gentle spirit. In both of these passages, these commands flow right into the idea that women should be submissive and respectful.

How do the different contexts of the two passages apply?

Celebrities Are Ditching Their Bikinis For…

July 4th, 2015 Viewed 1671 times

I wear a rash guard so the sun does not cook my pale, pale skin by Matt MechtleyRash Guards!

Goodbye, skimpy yellow polka-dot bikini.

This season, the must-have swimsuit is a long-sleeve, full-coverage spandex number called a rash guard, often paired with bikini bottoms. It’s a look that’s currently adored by a bevy of Victoria’s Secret models, from Miranda Kerr to Alessandra Ambrosio to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Reese Witherspoon, Lea Michele and Blake Lively are fans. And Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop newsletter recently touted a Breton-inspired version from Lands’ End for $45.  – Why A-listers have stopped showing skin on the beach hat tip, Fox News

Pretty crazy when models decide to go more modest!

Image: I wear a rash guard so the sun does not cook my pale, pale skin. by Matt Mechtley

What Is Your Definition of Beauty?

July 6th, 2014 Viewed 1222 times

I agree with Ann Althouse’s assessment:

An interesting project, with fascinating results, somewhat skewed by the time and skill the different photo editors put into it, but you do get some interesting variations, and not just the different levels of makeup that are deemed “beautiful.”

Strangely, the most alien image is the one from…
… the United States.

Philippines and Argentina are laughable. Germany continues to scare me. The nicest one is from Romania.

Identity Crisis

January 21st, 2011 Viewed 1872 times
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Lathe operator machining parts for transport planes at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, USA (1942). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Why do we expect men and women to be the same?  They aren’t.  I know, that statement may surprise some of you, but hear me out.

Ever since the mid 1900’s, what we’ve expected of women has changed.  She was no longer allowed to think that her life was complete by simply being a woman and raising a family.  Now she had to do all that and have a job outside the home.

March 2010 Modesty Carnival

March 8th, 2010 Viewed 1980 times

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Welcome to the March 8, 2010 edition of carnival of modesty.

Siobhan McGirr presents Cheerful Style posted at A Christian Mommy.

Feminine Modesty

TPD presents 2010 Prom Fashion posted at Prom Dresses, saying, “Some fashion tips about this year’s prom.”

Modesty of the Heart

Jason Koeppe (Live2Worship) presents How To Hear From God – Hearing the Voice Of God | posted at How To Hear From God ? Hearing the Voice Of God, saying, “I’ve become convinced that we often ask God to lay out the entire plan of something and He in His infinite wisdom knows we either can’t comprehend or take it all in and so I believe He revealed to me in my life a simple strategy for difficult times when we are crying out for the full answer or full plan and He doesn’t seem to be complying. I believe sometimes He just wants us to focus on the next step.”

Modesty’s Impact on the Culture

Randy Pope presents A Women’s Revolution for Modest Dress posted at Christian Worldview of History and Culture.

Why Dress Modestly?

Benjamin Simon presents Modesty, like the Mona Lisa posted at In All Purity.

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Slinky Clothing Provokes Rape?

March 3rd, 2010 Viewed 4285 times

Running a website on modesty, I have heard all sorts of reasons of why a woman should wear modest clothing.  Most of the reasons center around what different clothing does to guys that look at it, and a desire not to cause men to lust after a woman.

The problem with this logic is that this takes away the personal responsibility of the man to avoid looking at things that cause them to be tempted—and to resist temptation when it comes upon them.

On the Front-lines of Modest Fashion

April 10th, 2008 Viewed 6193 times

pcanvasbibWhen the big stores refused to make clothing that was modest in fit and form, some protested, some wrote letters, and some decided that they could make their own clothing to sell.  Christa Taylor is one such company.

In a recent interview with Mrs. Wilt at The Sparrow’s Nest, Christa herself talked about why she started her company:

In reality, grew out of frustration. After searching endlessly for a swimsuit that just didn’t exist, we designed our own. Under the direction and guidance of my Dad and brothers we started to experiment with different ideas, and eventually the possibility of opening our own Christa Taylor line. With much counsel and much perseverance we launched on January 15th, 2007, with just 1 swimsuit and 2 skirts. Since then, we have continued to refine and perfect our service and selection. It’s still very much a work in progress, but what an adventure!

Carnival of Modesty – February 8, 2008

February 27th, 2008 Viewed 4406 times

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Welcome to the Carnival of Modesty– Long overdue for the month. Winter is a hard time to find good articles on Modesty– for the simple reason that it’s not usually the time of year where men and women like to show off skin! That being the case, there are still people that do it, and you cannot avoid immodestly dressed people in the malls and indoor shopping areas.

So, I sat down (virtually) with a bunch of different people on the topic, and here’s what they came up with:

Which is the True Picture of This Generation?

December 24th, 2007 Viewed 1834 times

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Some of you know of Wendy Shalit as the author of Girls Gone Mild, but did you also know that she wrote an article in the latest Wall Street Journal’s online Opinion Journal?

What I found interesting was that she talked about the difference between what she’s seeing in young ladies and what Dr. Phil claims is going on:

I lost count of the number of times that the children portrayed their parents as clueless, frumpy or “just old.” It’s “just two different generations,” the viewer was told again and again. One young woman suggested that her elders were “jealous” because their wrinkly bodies were no longer attractive.

Carnival of Modesty – December 14, 2007

December 14th, 2007 Viewed 2930 times

Welcome to the December 14, 2007 edition of carnival of modesty. This is a very short edition, most of the submissions being off topic. I wonder if it’s harder for us to think about being modest when we’re all bundled up! I think I will attempt to better job of promting the next edition. For the time being, enjoy!


Jeremy Neal presents Do Right By Others posted at Thoughts on Quotes, saying, “Modesty and humility go hand-in-hand.”

What is Modest

MInTheGap presents In Praise of Modesty posted at Maries Muses, saying, “Sometimes it’s hard to be modest in an ever increasingly immodest world. We are bombarded daily with images and examples of things that are as far from being modest as you can get and it’s clear to see that it’s the big gestures in life that get all the attention.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of modesty using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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