The Bible says women are to be modest (1 Timothy 2:9). Does that exclude the beach? Is it okay to wear a typical one-piece or even a two-piece swimsuit if the context involves water? Let me phrase the question another way: When is it ever okay to let men other than our husbands have a peek at our breasts and bottoms? Continue reading
As women, we naturally want to be beautiful. We want clear complexions and shiny hair; trim figures and feminine curves. None of that is bad. It’s not bad to want to look nice. But what happens when our desire to look nice turns into a hunger to attract? We want to be beautiful, but what is beauty? Is it found in our power to attract a man and hold him captive through lust? At what point might our thirst for outer beauty interfere with our ability to cultivate inner beauty? Continue reading
Are pants permissible for Christian women to wear? You may be surprised by my opinion. To start out with, here’s what one Christian female author has to say about it: Continue reading
I’ve only been blogging for about two years, but I feel that I’ve grown in that time. There are several ways I think it has helped me, and several ways I think it has threatened me, in a sense. Continue reading
In the picture recently taken above, I am wearing a skirt that I bought at Walmart for $5.00. Great buy, right? Well, in the moist climate at the seaside where we took a trip this fall, the skirt was fine. But, back here in dry Arizona, that skirt tends to have a lot of static cling! Continue reading
What is the hardest thing about being skirts and dresses only? Well, it isn’t the length or bulk of the material; it isn’t the lady-like drape of the fabric; it isn’t the added coverage of one’s figure and amplification of one’s femininity: it’s the ridicule and the loneliness. Continue reading
The following was submitted by a reader who’s been wearing skirts-and-dresses-only for the past twelve years! Here are some things she’s learned from her experiences: Continue reading
After posting about the incident of one lady who criticized my appearance, another situation came to mind. Except that in this story, it was I who criticized someone else. Continue reading
There is sometimes a point at which conviction experiences a crisis.
We question our motives, doubt our sensibility to God’s Spirit, and mistrust our ability to understand God’s word. Discouragement sets in. And then, sometimes, depression.
This has happened to me more than once. With me, it hasn’t been a “point”–a single moment I can put a pin in–but rather, a blur of ups and downs. Though not yet completely past the crisis, I have learned some coping skills. That’s what this post is about: coping with those devilishly persistent doubts that assail us when we’re at our lowest, when we ask ourselves, “Why am I the only one doing this?” Continue reading
I have been dresses and skirts only since the Spring of 2012. That means I’ve been doing this for four years, as of now.
The inspiration to begin this path Continue reading
If you’re wondering, “Why would anyone want to be skirts and dresses only?” the above are some of my posts on the subject; go ahead and check them out.
For starters, here’s a quick list of my reasons: Continue reading
In my last article, I addressed the issue of So…Why Shouldn’t I Wear Pants? One of the verses I referenced was Deuteronomy 22:5, which says, “A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all who do so are an abomination to the LORD your God.” My dear friend Kinuko commented regarding this verse:
“Oh, by the way, as for the Deuteronomy 22:5, I’ve read some people say we Christians should not establish our belief based on one verse in the OT. Have you heard of this? If you have, what do you think of it?” Continue reading
(The picture above is from the Modest Mom Blog)
I’ve read and heard plenty of comments about the issue of whether we, as Christian women, should dress in skirts and dresses only, or if it’s okay to wear pants. This is a big subject. I touched on it in one of my posts titled “Why I Wear Skirts and Dresses Only” (which was one of my very first posts!) I’d love to tackle this topic a little more in depth, though.
First of all, let’s look at one very important verse from the Bible that talks about men’s and women’s apparel: Continue reading
If you’ve already read my article Why I Wear Skirts and Dresses Only, you know that I’m passionate about dressing in feminine and modest attire. In order to demonstrate how I apply these principles to my everyday life, I’ve put together a little album of the six skirts and one dress that I wore this past week. Let’s take a look: Continue reading
Dear Christian Sister,
I want to encourage you today!
Your effort to dress modestly, and your refusal to conform to the low standards of society, doesn’t go unnoticed. God sees. You will be richly rewarded for your obedience, one day. Continue reading
It’s always a shock to hear that someone I know is addicted to pornography. By now, I know of several, some non-believers and some … Christians. I’ve also read and heard about brothers in Christ who were addicted for many years, and who are finally coming out and confessing their sin, which they had hidden for a long time. “How is it possible for a man who reads his Bible to continue in this sin?” I’ve wondered countless times. Continue reading
Modesty of dress is one of the topics that is very important to me. Growing up, I didn’t hear this subject talked about much. Something I did hear from time to time went along these lines: “Jesus made me free–so I don’t need to wear skirts.” But why would people say that? What was it about wearing skirts that would make someone feel “not free”? Continue reading