Hey guys! It’s Melani here from Reflections Of The Heart. I’m guest-posting today for the lovely Cynthia, and I first want to thank her for allowing me to post on her blog!
Today I’m going to talk about a MUCH discussed topic… Modesty! (This actually was my reason for starting a blog, ha!) I’m going to share 3 commonly known lies that teenage girls are especially prone to believe.
Let’s get into the post!
Lie 1. Modesty doesn’t really matter nowadays.
Have you heard this one? With Hollywood media encouraging girls from a very young age to dress provocatively, it’s no surprise that they think it’s normal!
But… God has something better.
Your body is precious and you don’t have to wear very little to be a valued and “normal” teenager! The times may change, but God doesn’t change, and if He valued modesty in Biblical times, he certainly values it now.
I hope your head didn’t spin after that sentence….
Lie 2. Modesty is dressing old-fashioned and frumpy and well, boring!
I used to think that modesty meant giving up style. This was when I was a preteen, and I soon learned that no, modesty isn’t about being boring or out of style!
Here are a few cute outfits that might convince you.
I rest my case. 😉 Finding inspiration from bloggers, Pinterest, or Instagram is a great way to get ideas for your own outfits!
Lie 3. Modesty is a burden and about oppressing women.
Girls, modesty is commanded by God to protect you! : D A girl that lets loose and acts and dresses however she wishes is opening herself up to a dangerous situation.
First, she’s going against the Lord and His design for girls.
Second, she’s turning down an opportunity to be a lady that is worthy of respect. (Loud, obnoxious, scantily dressed girls don’t usually get treated as a lady should.) Respect isn’t something that’s handed to you, but something you earn.
Third, you’re not showing the world your true worth. There are a lot of jerks out there, and it honestly makes it easier for them to be jerks when you choose to dress immodestly.
(This is Cynthia, I just wanted to add a quick note to Melani’s 3 points, just because they are so, so true. I have heard countless girls complaining about the way guys treat them. They complain that they are getting treated like they are cheap, they aren’t being treated like a lady, and on and on the list could go. I’m not trying to say that any guy has a good excuse to act like a jerk, but you really have to ask yourself, are you possibly giving them a reason to act that way towards you? Are you really living the life of a true lady that shows others that you should be treated like one? You are a daughter of the King. Act like it! And dress like it!)
Modesty isn’t about a set of rules, dressing old-fashionedly, only wearing a skirt everyday, or being oppressed.
Modesty is an act of service to God, others, and yourself.
Thanks for letting me guest post, Cynthia! Have a great day everyone!
A huge thank you to Melani for writing such a wonderful post! I hope you all enjoyed it! What are your thoughts on modesty? Are there any more lies Christian girls believe that you would add to this list? Let us know in the comments down below!