In the wake of Miley Cyrus’ activities of late, many are discussing modesty and cultural norms for women.
The church is being both criticized for being restrictive and rules-based, and simultaneously hailed for helping young girls navigate these waters. The secular culture is also criticized for promoting self-debasing activities and fashion for women, and hailed for promoting freedom of expression and discovery of self.
So today, I ask you, “What’s true?”
I’m particularly interested in the responses and advice for those of you with older daughters – what did you teach them, how old are they now, how have they defined “modesty” and how important is it to them? How are they representing this concept in their day to day life?
And for the rest of us, is modesty a concept that even matters in this day and age? Why or why not?
I’m looking for a deeper answer than, “Because God says so.”
I realize that is enough for some, but for many – even those who claim to follow Christ, it’s just not enough. There are many out there in this day and age who say they follow Him, yet challenge Biblical Truths. I’m not having a problem with those who want to have intelligent discussion about what the Bible says, or how it says it, I talking about those who simply disagree that it is true or relevant today.
Please know I allow no judgment at all here, and am just interested in respectful dialogue. So please don’t issue condemnation or your comment will get deleted. And if you’ve made mistakes, please feel free to share them in an effort to help others. If you’ve “got it right” or your parents did, please let us know how and why.
Also know that I FULLY believe that ALL women who have kids deeply love them – and are doing the best they can with what they have available to them at the time. I also believe God is big enough to more than handle the mistakes we have made and will make in the future.
So now it’s YOUR turn…
So glad you are on the journey with us!
Can’t wait to hear what you have to say.
Love to you,