Springing into Modesty

Don’t you just love the feel of summer in the air? The warm breeze, clear blue skies, and flowers in bloom! But with the summer comes the appearance of a wide variety of clothes that may look light and keep you cool, but will they be the most appropriate to keep you modest and feminine?

The porn positive culture in which we live is constantly pushing immodesty as attractive; and therefore, we need to be constantly on our guard against succumbing to this temptation by in turn surrounding ourselves with the truth of the gospel.

I have been greatly challenged in the past through a few wonderful resources on this important topic that I wish to share with you.

Modesty Heart Checklist – a fabulous resource to use in evaluating your wardrobe!
The Look: Does God Really Care What I Wear? by Nancy Leigh DeMoss — this little booklet is a wonderful tool to help you study God’s Word on this topic. It’s full of quotes, charts, and discussion questions.

Modesty on Your Wedding Day -I am so passionate about the importance of modesty on your wedding day, and this post is well worth the motivation to do so for the mothers of daughters and single ladies out there! Please read this!
Modesty Series & Discussion Questions
by C.J. Mahaney- an excellent series of posts and list of questions for you to evaluate with the Lord, as a mother with daughters or individually.
Modesty: Your Heart’s Battle – My sister, Christa, started a new blog recently. She re-posted a series she did on modesty from a conference she spoke at awhile back. Great stuff!

About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of four, homemaker, and writer. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

4 Responses to Springing into Modesty

  1. Karilee from AtHomeWithKARE.com February 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    Lindsay, I am having so much fun reading through your old posts. Such a wealth of knowledge in this blog. I say this every time I comment on your blog, but it truly blesses me. As I read, I see you going through many of the things I have gone through in the past 15 years and it is so encouraging to me to see God working in each of our lives separately! Sometimes it is easy to forget what we have learned and your blog is reminding me of that.

    Regarding modesty, my first thoughts on my own lack of modesty came from the internet. It was way back when the internet was first becoming popular in 1997 or so, and I was a member of the Quiver Full Digest and also doing a lot of research on health, the Christian woman, marriage, etc. I ran across an article at the time, written by a man, and it really impacted me. I will be writing a post this week on my blog about that article. I would love it if you would read that and let me know your thoughts!

  2. kelly May 25, 2008 at 7:49 am #

    I also think modesty is important on your wedding day. Have you ever been to a wedding lately where the bride not only is showing too much of her body, but they are wearing something that is not flattering to their body. Not everyone can wear a sleeveless gown and look good in it if you know what I mean. We all want to look our very best on our wedding day. I chose a 3/4 length gown because I was going for a 1940′s look to my wedding. I also married the end of October. I wouldn’t expect someone to wear long sleeves in July. I also think more women should take into consideration the body types of their bridesmaids. You shouldn’t expect a plus size girl to feel comfortable in a sleeveless gown or small strap etc. You can tell when someone is not comfortable in what they are wearing. Have you guys seen this website for modest wedding dresses and other gowns? I’m sure there are more: http://www.latterdaybride.com
    Lindsy, maybe you could post some of your wedding day pics so that young girls could have some inspiration?

  3. mom2fur May 23, 2008 at 6:26 pm #

    There is a show on TV I enjoy called “What Not to Wear.” While they have no qualms about showing a little skin, they also warn against TOO much. If a woman is showing too much of ‘the girls,’ or wearing pants that are too tight, they will say something like, “you’re sending a message when you dress like that, but is it really the message you want to send?” See, sometimes there are even people in the fashion world who believe in modesty. It really just does come down to dressing appropriately. Good taste is always in style, and always modest! Your sister has proven that girls and women can be fashionable and modest, too. Hooray for her!

  4. Andrea May 23, 2008 at 11:08 am #

    Thank you for this post. I loved the wedding day link. It was SO hard to find something for myself and my bridesmaids to wear on my wedding day. However, when I found something that worked–my choice was already made for me!

    I also liked the fact that they encourage girls to hold themselves to high standards without being judgemental towards others. I am learning how to walk the line of being a godly mentor to younger girls without running them off with my “old fashioned ideas”.

    I am thankful that I got used to having my dad as my guide in what to wear. Now it is easy and fun to have my husband as my guide! Now I just pray that I can bring my own little girls (someday, Lord willing) up with modest, self-controled hearts.

    I am totally a skirts and dresses girl. I’ve never liked pants, since the time I was little, and now that I’m grown up, I wear them all the time! I love wearing skirts–they make me feel so feminine! I know that God is going to give me a little rough and tumble “tom boy” for a daughter. I guess I will just have to teach modesty of heart no matter what she feels more comfortable wearing on the outside.