Modest is Hottest


Any trip through the mall and you see way more skin than you ever wanted to see. Even thought its cold outside, many girls are sporting skinny jeans and tight shirts that leave nothing to the imagination. My heart hurts for these girls who have no clue about what message they are sending (or maybe they do and that breaks my heart even more). 

Many of you know that I teach biblically based courses to high school students during the school day for elective credit. This semester I’ve been teaching a course called Dating and Marriage. It’s a great class – one of my favorites to teach due to student interest. Last week, we had a group of college students from Mission Georgia come and share.

As these young ladies shared with the high school girls about modesty, I couldn’t help wishing that all teenage girls could hear this talk. They talked about the importance of modesty and they gave some practical tools for making sure that your clothes are modest.  I want to share a couple of those here.

1.  Make an L-shape with your right hand. Touch your index finger to your chin. The top of your shirt should not be lower than your thumb.

2.  Stretch as high as you can and then bend over and touch your toes. If you feel a draft, your either your shirt is too short or your pants are too low.

Modesty is less about dress and more about character and self-respect. We need to teach young girls these qualities from a young age so that dressing modest is a non-issue when they are older. 

I want to leave you with a video clip on modesty that I think is hysterical. Enjoy!


Tears to Joy: Modest is Hottest

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Modest is Hottest


Any trip through the mall and you see way more skin than you ever wanted to see. Even thought its cold outside, many girls are sporting skinny jeans and tight shirts that leave nothing to the imagination. My heart hurts for these girls who have no clue about what message they are sending (or maybe they do and that breaks my heart even more). 

Many of you know that I teach biblically based courses to high school students during the school day for elective credit. This semester I’ve been teaching a course called Dating and Marriage. It’s a great class – one of my favorites to teach due to student interest. Last week, we had a group of college students from Mission Georgia come and share.

As these young ladies shared with the high school girls about modesty, I couldn’t help wishing that all teenage girls could hear this talk. They talked about the importance of modesty and they gave some practical tools for making sure that your clothes are modest.  I want to share a couple of those here.

1.  Make an L-shape with your right hand. Touch your index finger to your chin. The top of your shirt should not be lower than your thumb.

2.  Stretch as high as you can and then bend over and touch your toes. If you feel a draft, your either your shirt is too short or your pants are too low.

Modesty is less about dress and more about character and self-respect. We need to teach young girls these qualities from a young age so that dressing modest is a non-issue when they are older. 

I want to leave you with a video clip on modesty that I think is hysterical. Enjoy!


1 Comments:

At January 25, 2013 at 1:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

cute video - but I'm not sure the part near the end with the guy girating his pelvic area with a big belt buckle with a crown on it is particularly modest.

I think the message also is a bit misguided. The goal of being modest isn't to be hot. And having guys sing it reinforces the view that women's appearance is about pleasing/satisfying men. It's objectifying.

 

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