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9.09.2012

My Views on Modesty

Well, I have had many requests for posting about my thoughts on modesty. I hope that what I say will encourage you : ) So here it goes...

I believe that I (being a christian girl who loves God and wanting to serve Him) should serve Him with my mind and my body. By doing this I should keep my mind pure and also keep my body pure as well. My body is a temple of God and I should clothe myself with His truths. Since I am serving the Lord with what I put on, I therefore should be dressing myself modestly and appropriately.

I don't want to deceive or allow anyone to get any wrong ideas by what I wear. I want to wear something that can make me look nice but still be honoring to God.
I never wear any low cut shirts or real short shorts because first of all, I don't like wearing them and second of all I personally think that they aren't honoring to God and give the wrong impression to others. I want to do all I can and represent God with what I wear.

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We all often may not think that what we wear really impacts others or deceives people- but it does. People may get the wrong impression or look at us as a Christian and say "What is different about them from the rest of the world?" This is just my personal thought but aren't we supposed to be different from the world and not dress like the world does? I want to look different (and dress modestly) by what I wear so people can see that I am different inside too. And by dressing modestly we also look more professional and "well dressed" too.

Here are some verses that I found that relate to what I wrote above...

John 15:19
If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. 
                 
 *** this verse is saying that we shouldn't be like the world. One way we we can be different from the world is by dressing modestly. We are chosen by God, so we should dress accordingly.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own. For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

***this verse is saying that we should treat our body as Christ's body. We should be clothing it how we think God would approve. Next time you put on something think to yourself- "if God saw me in this, would I be ashamed or feel sinful wearing this?" 

I hope I wasn't too honest with my views on modesty. Let me know your thoughts on this subject as well! :) I'd be happy to hear what you all think as well.Let me know if you would like me to write on any other subjects. Hopefully I will be writing on purity shortly!


22 comments:

  1. I agree with you. Somehow good taste and good common sense seems to have gone out of style in this age we live in. In my opinion, clothing designers have nothing new to come up with for us so they keep making the same stuff and it's not even pretty. Clothes look messy just hanging on the racks and many people look like they got dressed in the dark! Bring back pretty, stylish, and feminine clothes for us females, please!!!

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    1. You are so right and I agree completely- the fashion and style now days is so messy and totally doesn't match or look nice. Oh, haha....I wish I could bring back stylish and modest clothing but I can't think of a way for that to happen unfortunately - at least not that I know of! Thanks so much for dropping by Connie!!! :) So nice to hear from you!

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  2. I really can't agree more, Britt. I loved reading your thoughts on modesty and the verses from the Bible. I have been looking forward to this post! :)

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad that you agree and enjoyed reading it! Thanks so much for commenting!!!!

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  3. Totally agree with you, Britt! Well written.

    God bless you!
    Joy :)

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    1. Thanks so much Joy! I'm glad you agree! :)

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  4. Very true post--and after my own heart. Modesty and taking care in what we wear is so important. Wonderful post, Britt!

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    1. Thanks so much Hannah!! :) Definitely- what we wear is so important!! Thanks for dropping by!!!

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  5. Oh great post Britt and you said it all really well :D I agree with all of what you said. I really like that, about honoring God as showing that we are apart form the world by the way we dress. It's like we have God's confidence over and don't need fancy or immodest clothing to boost our confidence :D Those are great verses too. Just wondering but would you like to do an interview with me? If so email me at Sierrabooklover@gmail.com please :) Have a great day! Sierra
    Keep growing beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much Sierra!! You are so sweet!! I'm glad you agree :) Thanks sooo much for your encouraging comment!! I just emailed you about the interview- thanks for asking!!!!

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  6. A post that a lot of girls need to see! I have never had any trouble with dressing modestly, (maybe it's a homeschooled thing? Probably:) but your post hits the nail on the head! Thanks Britt!
    Elisabeth

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    1. Thanks Elisabeth!! Yeah, I have not had trouble dressing modestly as well- it is something I just automatically do and feel comfortable when I am dressed modestly. Thanks for your comment Elisabeth!!

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  7. Great post britt! I am vey modest. I wear only skirts and do not wear too tight or low cut shirts.

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    1. Thanks so much Hadassah!! I'm glad you are modest girl as well!!!! :)

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  8. Hi! I'm now following from the GFC blog hop. What a great idea you've had for a blog. I have a feeling I'm going to be visiting often as I can generally use a pick me up! Each monday I take a break from crafting to post an inspirational post on my sewing blog, which means I posted one today. Would love for you to check it out!

    http://www.sewingourlifetogether.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jessica!! Thanks for dropping by and following!! :)

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  9. Found you from the bloghop.
    Love finding woman with the same thoughts on modesty.
    Following you!
    You have a great blog. keep it up!

    pay me a visit sometimes!
    www.roothless-xo.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by and following : ) Glad you feel the same way about modesty!!

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  10. I COMPLETELY agree with everything you said on this subject!! I particularly like what you said about being different from the world and showing it with how we dress ourselves modestly. Our bodies are indeed the temple of the Lord and we should treat them as such and clothe ourselves properly and with modest apparel.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and posting this! No, I don't think you were too honest with your thoughts; your thinking is just as the Bible is on modesty. =)

    A post on purity would be lovely! Can't wait for it!

    ~Chasity

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    1. Thanks Chasity- you are so sweet!! I'm sooo glad that you agree as well!! Thanks so much for commenting! Oh, I was glad to share my thoughts on modesty and I'm glad that you didn't think I was too honest : ) Thanks for dropping by!! I always love when I get comments from you!!

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    2. You're welcome! But you're sweeter! =) It's always nice to hear from people who have the same views on modesty and your views on it go with the Bible so that is good. Haha, I'll have to try comment more often then since you love it when I do. I'm trying to be a better reader and commenter on the blogs that I follow. =)

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    3. Aww...no I'm not!!! :) You are so sweet!!!! It is definitely nice to know of others with the same views as me as well!! Aww...I know you are busy and sometimes when I don't get as many comments from you as often it means even more to me that you dropped by (if that makes any sense?) Thanks for commenting Chasity!!!

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