I want to direct you to a fantastic blog / podcast series on “Girls and Modesty”. The Covenant Eyes.com blog Breaking Free featured a different post each day on the topic. They featured writers and speakers that work with young girls and their parents around the topics of modesty and purity.
Take some time to check out the posts below.
THREE GREAT ARTICLES
5 Ways to Transform an Immodest Wardrobe
By Rachael Lee Carter, President of Modeling Christ
She gives tips on five key points:
- Hide Undergarments
- Cover Cleavage
- Workout Gear
- Size Matters
- Too Tight
Cleavage, Bikinis, and Facebook – Straight Talk to Young Women
Alyssa Shull of The Pink Lid offers some very helpful advice for young girls and how they can best reflect Christ online and offline.
On cleavage: I’m not saying to wear turtlenecks, I’m just saying to make sure no crack in the front or the back is showing.
On bikinis: Would you walk into an apartment complex and strip down to your bra and panties? Probably not. So then why do we think it’s okay to wear bikinis in front of people? It shows the same exact amount of skin, it’s just made out of a different material.
On Facebook: I am constantly seeing cleavage and bikinis in profile pictures on Facebook…. I fully believe that this is soft porn…. You will attract what you put out there.
Dressing with Dignity
Author Leslie Ludy of SetApartGirl.com and Ellerslie.com shares some of her top tips to women:
- It is more than possible to exude the kind of dignity, grace and true feminine beauty that will captivate a man’s heart – without using sex-appeal to do it.
- Any area of my body that can be associated with sensuality is not to be touched or seen by anyone other than my husband.
- Any area of your body that can be associated with sensuality shouldn’t be viewed by other men – whether in showing skin or in showing form.
- If you dress to honor Jesus Christ and your future husband, a godly man won’t have to avert his eyes when you walk into the room. Rather, you’ll be like a breath of fresh air to his soul.
FOUR GREAT PODCASTS
Luke Gilkerson of Covenant Eyes interviews Rachel Lee Carter, president of Modeling Christ and her husband, along with Alyssa Shull, founder of The Pink Lid and her husband for a roundtable discussion on modesty.
Each podcast is about 15 minutes long and well worth your time.
Podcast #1: Teaching Girls About the “Heart” of Modesty
What is modesty? How do we encourage the women and girls around us to have a heart of modesty? What does modesty mean from a Biblical perspective? What are the cultural forces at play that teach immodesty?
Podcast #2: Stumbling Block: More Thoughts on Immodesty
Does dressing modestly really help to guard the eyes of men around you? Should this be a motivation for modesty? How do we instruct young women in the church to have a heart of modesty?
Podcast #3: Tank Tops, Leggings, and the Art of Fashionable Modesty – What does modesty mean on a practical level? Can a girl be both fashionable and modest? Can a girl have clear modest standards without being legalistic?
Podcast #4: Fathers, Step Up: Teaching Modesty and Purity to Our Daughters
How can fathers in the church encourage modesty in their daughters? How can men in the church play a dynamic role in shaping the hearts of young women to desire modesty?