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Guidelines for Modesty

Michael Hyatt (President and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers) shares his thoughts on modesty following the 2008 MTV VMA awards.

It got me to thinking, Where are these girls’ fathers? Has anyone ever taught them the concept of modesty? Or have all the men in their lives simply exploited them as sex objects? Don’t get me wrong; I’m not a prude. But I do think some basic guidelines are in order. These are not rules about skirt length or the amount of cleavage you can show. I’m just not a very good legalist; they are simply guidelines.

I gave these to my girls when they were growing up. Frankly, they haven’t been perfect in following them. Modern culture exerts a powerful influence. Nevertheless, I wanted them to have something that would transcend current fashion and guide their attire once they were older and, perhaps, a little wiser.

Here they are: “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 you can see your most private body parts or an outline of those parts under the fabric, it is probably not modest.

What do you think about guidelines for modesty?

Related post: Women’s Clothing That is Modest and Trendy

Grass Flip Flops

Grass Flip Flops

Do you enjoy walking barefoot in the grass? Then you would love these new grass flip flops designed by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (?!?) . The flip-flops take up to three weeks to grow and each shoe is covered with over 5,000 blades of grass. When watered regularly the flip flops can be kept for over four months. These   …  look   …  very   …  comfortable.

Women’s Clothing That is Modest and Trendy

Who says modesty can’t be cute and trendy? That’s the question Christa Taylor asks at her website for women and girls that are looking for fashionable yet modest clothing.

Our Mission: At Christa Taylor we’re pioneering a modest clothing revolution. Our team is committed to designing trendy and modest clothes that match your unique style. We are fashions for the empowered traditionalist; offering chic, feminine, and modern modest clothing options that are carefully selected to bring you premium quality and a totally modish [chic+modest=modish] flair that allows you to keep up with all the latest trends. We love creating those modest skirts, trendy tops, modest dresses, modest swimwear, and accessories that you had previously only dreamed about.

Okay, I am way out of my area of expertise here. I am not even going to attempt to tell you whether this site has good clothing for women or not. I only know that as a pastor, whenever I speak about issues of modesty, mothers and teens always tell me that, yes, they would like to adhere to biblical principles of modesty, but it is just so hard to find nice clothing today that is also modest.

So, I am glad that someone out there is at least designing clothes with modesty in mind. I will have to let my female readers visit the site and evaluate the clothing for themselves. Let us know what you think in the comments section. (HT: Tim Challies)

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15 Ways to Tie Your Shoelaces

Okay, all you non-conformist sneaker-lovers out there. If you have been searching for that “new look” for your sneakers, check out these 15 different ways to lace up your shoes. Professor Shoelace (Ian Fieggen) gives you detailed instructions for each method, complete with diagrams and photos. Learn how to lace 15 different patterns, including: the Ladder, the Zipper, the Sawtooth, the Lattice, the Checkerboard, and the very cool Hidden Knot.

     Checkerboard Pattern    Hidden Knot Pattern

Visit Ian’s Shoelace Site for more information about shoelaces than you ever dreamed existed (including how to tie a foolproof knot).

HT: Lifehack