Has Modesty Left The Building?

*This was written several years ago for my Facebook posts. I have never shared it here before…I don’t think anyway.

But allow me to say that people see modesty different than I. And many see it differently than you.

Some see it as an attitude. Some see it as the way one dresses. Both are correct.

With that being said here is that post I wrote. It’s not long because we had word “limits” back then. Yeah, this one is old.

It is sad to say this….but umm…..modesty has left our nation for the most part.

Let’s be real guys…we all have eye balls. Some of us try very hard to not do the double take when a pretty woman walks by. Many times it is real hard and a pain in the rear to be “visually” stimulated and a Christian. It is not a sin to look at a young woman or an older woman that walks by. But when you do that double take and your mind starts to wonder what she looks like without her clothes on is when you get in trouble.

Don’t you just wish women and young ladies would dress modestly?

If you have issues with same-sex attraction don’t you wish guys would wear looser fitting jeans or shorts?

Parents, do you want your daughter lusted after at school or while she is walking in the mall with friends?

Husbands, do you want other men looking at your wife in ways only you have the right to do?

Ladies, do you want other women or men for that matter looking at your husbands “package” because he left the house in pants that were too tight? Moms, the same question for your son.

There needs to be guidelines set up at home. And they need to be agreed on by both parents. Pray and ask the Lord for guidance as you set these rules in place for dressing modestly. Listed below are four that might help.

“Four Guidelines for Modesty”:

1. If you have trouble getting into it or out of it, it is probably not modest.

2. If you have to be careful when you sit down or bend over, it is probably not modest.

3. If people look at any part of your body before looking at your face, it is probably not modest.

4. If people can see your most private body parts or an outline of those parts under the fabric, it is probably not modest.

God bless,

*I may do another post on this topic soon as this one was written shortly after rededicating my life to the Lord and was totally frustrated with myself for not being able to look away as often as I felt I should. And the fact that modesty has changed a little for me since then but I still agree with the 4 guidelines above.

14 thoughts on “Has Modesty Left The Building?”

  1. My rant against the media comes into play again. It is a bad situation that the media has so much control over our lives – and we let it. Granted, people might dress seductively without media influence, but the way it’s plastered all over TV, magazines, internet; it’s just too much.

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  2. This was a much needed post, Stu! Thank you for being brave enough to speak up about it. Some don’t think they hold any responsibility for anyone else’s life.

    If my actions, speech or what I dress in is causing my brother or sister to sin, then I personally feel I am at fault. I can’t speak for anyone else but myself.

    “…but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.” Sounds like I am my brother’s keeper.
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭14:13‬ ‭

    I shutter to think of the times in my youth that I dressed the way I wanted, before I came to Christ. In what I thought was an effort to look good only brought on disrespect from the opposite sex.
    Anyways that’s my own walk.

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