Modesty Test: Ask The Dudes
If you are a Christian female, chances are you have this passage from 1 Timothy 2:9-10 highlighted, bookmarked and starred (if not completely committed to memory). This passage is the ultimate Biblical inspiration for modest dressing and the one that encouraged me to start this blog.
However it’s not an easy scripture to follow, especially when women and men have varying standards for modesty and our opinions are skewed by society’s standards (or lack thereof) for appropriate apparel. So many clothing items that seemed perfectly harmless to me — bikinis, one-shoulder dresses, etc. — I’ve learned are actually considerably immodest, especially to Christian men.
Learning that half my wardrobe was immodest blew my mind and caused me to re-think every item in my closet. But instead of agonizing for an embarrassing length of time over whether my peplum top was modest or not, I thought: Why not just ask my brothers?
Every month I will be doing just that. For this inaugural post, I chose to bug three brothers I respect for their opinions on popular clothing items, such as heels and skinny jeans.
Caleb: A young preacher in New York, also a part of a group of men who recently started bilingual church in Harlem/Bronx.
Patrick: Another young preacher, currently working in Kentucky.
Anonymous: An older, New York-based preacher who requested anonymity because he didn’t want to seem creepy.
The Clothes & The Verdicts