I got this article from Ladies Against Feminism. I can not say much about this group or blog except that I liked this particular article. I found it to be positive for ladies that see the bible saying women should wear modest and feminine.
|Modesty and the Christian Woman By Mrs. Chancey|
Jun 1, 2003 - 10:56:00 PM
Views on dress today cover the spectrum from "anything goes as long as my private parts are covered" to "I cover myself from neck to ankle and never wear anything bolder than navy blue." It is unfortunate that modest dress is a controversial topic in Christian circles. What should be a fairly easy issue to decide upon (and obey) has been fragmented into dozens of "sub-arguments" about liberty versus legalism, law versus grace and shamefacedness versus ostentation. Our culture is so saturated with immodesty that we have become desensitized to it in many ways. What was once considered pornography is now brazenly displayed on the magazine covers that assault our eyes at the grocery checkout. The world chides us for being "repressed" or "uptight" if we attempt to uphold the barest shadows of modest behavior and dress. Even fellow Christians tell us that there are no absolute guidelines for dress, and that we mustn’t hinder another’s "liberty" by insisting that Scripture gives us boundaries for our attire. In the midst of this confusion, we find it difficult to "rightly divide the Word of Truth," dividing instead into camps of "us" and "them," and wasting all our ammunition on our sisters in Christ when we should be building one another up in love. And cursing the darkness may make us feel good temporarily, but we had better start lighting candles if we expect anyone to take God’s Word -- and His commands for modesty in particular -- seriously. Is there an absolute standard for Christian modesty? Does the Bible give us specific guidelines? Is there room for personal taste at all? I believe the answer to each of these questions is "yes."
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