5 Myths About Modesty

As you can see from the title what I’m going to be talking about today are five myths about modesty.  You’ve probably heard some of these but here they are (just in case).

1. Modest is Hottest

You’ve most likely heard of this since it’s been going around for forever. And let’s face it, it’s really not. I thought that being modest was about covering up so that phrase is really sending mixed messages.

There are of course the men who find a woman dressing modestly very attractive (don’t believe me? Check out this post). But most guys don’t find modest the hottest.

Also, last time I checked God did not tell us to be hot, He did not say for women to try to look hot, and He definitely didn’t say “dress modestly but call yourself hot”.

You should check out this post if you want to hear it in more depth and better said.

 

2. Modesty is Optional

I’ve heard many girls (who are professing Christians) say that modesty is optional. But the Bible clearly says for women to dress modestly.  There are several verses in the Bible saying this and hear’s a couple:

1 Timothy 2:9 – In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

Deuteronomy 22:5 – The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so [are] abomination unto the LORD thy God.

1 John 2:16 – For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.  (Love that one!)

3. It Isn’t Our Fault That Guys Lust When We Are Dressed Immodestly

To a certain extinct this is true. But for the most part we should be helping them by dressing right. And we shouldn’t be encouraging them.

Matthew 5:28 – But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. (I mean seriously, let’s help a brother out!).

4. Modest Clothing Is Ugly

I want to laugh whenever I hear this! I’ll give you some examples of why this is sooo untrue.

modest-valentines-day-outfits-10

download (6)

images (2)

images (3)

 

download (3)

download (5)

I think the pictures speak for themselves but here are some awesome blogs that prove my point all the more!

https://rufflesandgrace.com/

http://freshmodesty.blogspot.ca/

http://downtowndemure.com/

http://freshmodesty.com/fashion/

http://www.minniemuseblog.com/

 

5. Girls Who Dress Modestly Do So Because of Self-Image Issues

This is true for some girls but for for the most part we just do it to honor God and our bodies. Dressing modestly hides your physical beauty but reveals your inward beauty! Just remember that! 🙂

 

That’s it, thanks for reading!

Elisabeth

 

 

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “5 Myths About Modesty

  1. Great thoughts and right on point! Modesty, as you showed has a lot to do with our heart and attitudes. 💕 I know you have one of the best hearts out there and I love seeing your grace and poise.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. This is so true! I have loved reading this! I’m from a family that wheres skirts all the time. Not because we are legalistic, or think every woman who puts pants on is sinning, but because we feel skirts to be more modest and feminine. I love the way you listed objections to dressing modestly then answered them — these are some of the things I most commonly hear from people =) My favourite to answer is #3. Yes, one reason we dress modestly is because of those around us (scripture commands us not to be a stumbling block to out neighbors after all, Rom. 14:13., and 1 Cor. 8:9) But honestly, dressing modestly is not going to prevent a guy from thinking things he shouldn’t — the only thing that will is a heart that desires to follow after Christ. And I can wear the most modest, shapeless sackcloth around, but if my heart doesn’t desire Christ, then I will act just as immodestly as others around me. And no, I don’t want to be described as “hot”. Not. at. all. =P

    I also loved how you ended this: “Dressing modestly hides your physical beauty but reveals your inward beauty! Just remember that! ” This is so true!!! I do have one question: in the second paragraph of the #1 objection, you said, “Don’t believe me, check out this post.” There’s no link there — do you remember which post you meant to link to? Or is it the same post you linked to farther down in the same section?

    I REALLY need to stop filling up your inbox with comments now! But I have enjoyed my visit here!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for the very thoughtful comment! This post was one of my favorite ones to write so I’m glad you liked it. 🙂
      There was probably some problem with the link to the post, I will check it out right away and get back to you asap!
      I love comments so no need to apologize!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s