Most of us have heard the phrase “modest is hottest” in regard to female modesty. For some that brings to mind colonial long sleeved dresses or turtlenecks in July humidity. Maybe others think, “that’s just what homely people say.” And for some women, it may bring up painful memories of middle school years when they were forced to wear oversized boys clothes in the name of purity.
The reality is modesty is a topic that needs to be addressed. On the flip side, focusing on modesty above all else can birth legalism, which is essentially reducing God to rules. Our acceptance, then, is based on how well we’ve followed them. The question we sometimes forget to ask is “why”. It’s much easier to follow a set of rules than to prayerfully consider why modesty holds such a high importance.
I’m sure there are many reasons some girls dress immodestly. A…
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