Hey guys! I am super excited that my new phone finally came in the mail, and once my SIM card comes in, I’ll once again have a working and operating phone! Blogging is so much easier for me on the WordPress app, and I am very much looking forward to being able to use that rather than my laptop. : )
It already feels like summer for us here in South Carolina. Technically it isn’t, but with summer activities coming upon us quickly, I thought it would be fun to write a post about whether or not immodesty is justifiable in the hot, sweltering months of summer.
I’m convinced that a lot of girls dress immodestly in the summer because they want to… not because they really need it! : D
Summer has become a good excuse to wear very tiny shorts and strapless tops, and most of it is in the name of…. heat.
Here’s the thing, though. Are you really going to be that much hotter wearing shorts and shirts that are a little more covering? Does just a little extra fabric really make you melt?
Lots of girls wear T-shirts in the summer. So why not wear a shirt or dress with sleeves? Is it really any different?
Is it really about staying cool…. or staying trendy?
I get it. Every store you walk into offers tiny clothes that you can easily take off their hands. I’ve seen the ads for the stylish teen stores- this is what they offer! Crop tops and short shorts are what’s in. This is what’s cool. This is what everyone is wearing.
But… what impact does it have on you?
I’m not talking about anyone else. I could write different modesty posts with so many different focuses, but right now I’m talking about YOU.
How does dressing immodestly affect you?
Is it no big deal? Or does it do you more harm than good?
Think about this for a second: in what I’m wearing, am I revealing my body or my dignity?
When people look at you, what do they see? Your heart? Your passion? Your adventurous spirit and excitement for life?
Or… a body completely on display.
This is more than modesty. It’s about whether or not you respect and honor yourself.
Whether you believe it or not, you DO have value. You’re not worthless or a nobody! No matter what lies you believe about yourself, it doesn’t change who you are in God’s eyes.
Feminism wants us to believe that modesty is oppressive and about men ruling over women. They say it’s about control.
Modesty is knowing that who you really are isn’t a perfect body or the need to flaunt it. You are SO much more than that.
Honestly…. I would say that’s more empowering than short shorts.
Getting back to my main point, is immodesty justifiable in the hot summer weather?
Just because other girls walk around the beach or fair or concert sporting outfits that leave very little to the imagination, it doesn’t mean that girl has to be YOU.
I want to encourage you to really think about what message you’re giving with your clothes and if it’s the message you want to be known by.
Have a WONDERFUL day and I’ll talk to y’all soon!