Keys for Kids

Today’s fashions are frustrating. What’s the answer?

Posted on 3/21/2019 by Greg Yoder

I empathize with you. Some of our biggest disagreements with our kids came over clothing. My personal frustration—leggings. Now, I know that women wear them modestly with long sweaters, and that’s okay. But many DON’T. And for guys, it can be a stumbling block. But I realize fashion is always a personal choice. And I hope that our choices will be biblically based. Dawn Wilson writes for and encourages us to ask1:

• “Does my clothing illustrate my surrender to the Lord”?

• “Have I focused on my heart, or only my wardrobe?”

• Are my clothes “consistent with transformed thinking”?

• “Am I practicing modesty”?

• “Do I dress with dignity and strength?”

“Yes” to these questions can help avoid conflict.


1“7 Things the Bible Says about Your Clothes” by Dawn Wilson,

Keys for Kids Parent Minute is a one-minute daily feature, hosted by Greg Yoder, the executive director of Keys for Kids Ministries. Amidst a vast sea of parenting experts, Greg is a real parent who’s had successes and failures raising kids. Greg shares the good and the bad about raising his own four kids–three of which are now adults. He’s a real parent and grandparent, talking to real parents and grandparents about real issues facing kids and their families today.

Keys for Kids Ministries
PO BOX 1001
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
(616) 647-4500
Toll-Free Order Line: (888) 224-2324
Email us
Stay In Touch
Let us keep you updated on what's new at Keys for Kids Ministries. Also receive exclusive coupons! Sign Up Now!