In our society today, I have noticed many teenagers and women not dressing nearly as modest as they should. In many ways, I am the pot calling the kettle black on this topic. Yet, it is something that I am working on fixing one wardrobe piece at a time. Maybe because I’m looking at my own actions with a more critical eye that I’m determined to stress the importance of this topic. I want to raise Zeva to be a beautifully modest girl. I want her to use her special power to the fullest with her future husband. I believe that in order for that to happen she has to be taught by my example.
If I were honest, reading the Bible daily, [easyazon_link asin=”1433682915″ locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″]10 Things For Teen Girls[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link asin=”0983558515″ locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″]Biblical Beauty: Ancient Secrets and Modern Solutions[/easyazon_link], and now [easyazon_link asin=”0802439772″ locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″]Secret Keeper: The Delicate Power of Modesty[/easyazon_link] have all put this topic on my mind a lot. Not to mention, someone near and dear to my heart is not listening to adults around her because she’s afraid of not fitting in or attracting attention from boys. It makes me want to scream at the top of my lungs that she may be attracting attention, but it’s not the kind of attention she should be asking for.
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Affording to Dress Beautifully Modest
Now, I know from personal experience that finding clothes that properly fit when you’re on a limited income can make this a rather daunting and challenging task. I personally have suffered from this issue for the past three years. I want to dress in a beautifully modest manner, but finding clothes that fit and are stylish at the same time on a limited income hasn’t really happened for me.
I’m not talented enough to sew my own clothes, but it has been something I’ve longed to learn how to do. If you have money to spend on clothing, it is suggested that you check with thrift stores for excellent clothing. Plus you can catch many sales on clothing during the changes of the seasons at major department stores. If you do any shopping for clothes online you can use programs like eBates and Swagbucks to get discounts and earn money back for buying clothes (and many other products!)
Why Modesty is Important
Modesty is important for a lot of different reasons. The Secret Keeper The Delicate Power of Modesty points out one very definite fact.[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”@tidbitsofexperi” suffix=””]“God’s intended purpose for you is to intoxicate one man with the fullest extent of your beauty.”[/inlinetweet]I love this statement because I think teenagers and single women forget this fact far more than they should. I know I was guilty of it! I worried about turning heads of every person.
To this day, I still struggle with having confidence when it comes to my own personal beauty. My husband has stressed many times over that he finds me attractive. Honestly, that should be the compliment I should be seeking concerning my outer beauty. Pure beauty goes beyond the external appearances.
The Secret Keeper The Delicate Power of Modesty Book Review
Teaching our girls to maintain a beautifully modest outer appearance is more important now than ever. I feel that [easyazon_link asin=”0802439772″ locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″]Secret Keeper: The Delicate Power of Modesty[/easyazon_link] is a quick enough read that many teenagers may be convinced to read it. Parents can glean valuable discussion points to use for opening up the discussion with their teenagers reading this book. Dannah Gresh does a remarkable job providing a lot of information in this little book. If you’re not a believer of modesty, this book provides enough of a debate to make you rethink your thoughts on this topic.
Are you teaching your girl to dress beautifully modest?
Disclosure: I did receive one or more of these books to review in exchange for a honest blog review, but that did not shape my opinion of these books.