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Are there rules for Christian modesty?

Posted on 11/11/2016 by Greg Yoder

Short answerno! There are no "rules," but God did give us guidance through His word. But, here’s a new rule my wife and I are using: “Raise your hands and touch your toes. If anything shows, go change your clothes.” Frankly, you and I can have all the rules we want, but if our daughter’s heart isn’t right, it won’t matter. So, the important thing is for you and I to point our girls to Christ and let them know they’re valued. Think about this: the most valuable things God made on this earth are all very difficult to get. Oil, pearls, gold, and diamonds are all protected. You and I need to tell our daughters they’re more valuable. Then ask, “How are you going to protect that?” 

Suggested Reading: Titus 2:11-14
Sharon Poole
# Sharon Poole
Friday, November 11, 2016 9:41 AM
I fear you have neglected our sons in this parent minute. It is equally important "to point our sons to Christ and let them know they're valued." Titus 2:1-15 is instruction on how and what to teach differing groups of people. Self control and self discipline in order to live "upright and godly lives in this present age" (Titus 2:12 NIV) is a major theme. Teach our sons and daughters that we represent and model Christ in the way we dress, talk, and treat others. Thank you
Molly
# Molly
Friday, November 11, 2016 9:42 AM
And shouldn't this have been aimed at boys also? All of us need to learn the value of modesty regarding our own bodies as temples of God.
Greg Yoder
# Greg Yoder
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 5:53 AM
Yes, you're right. Because I have a daughter this issue is one we deal with often. I'll do another Parent Minute dealing with boys modesty in a few weeks.

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