“I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety…” -1 Timothy2:9a
FOR THE LONGEST TIME——- I’ve wanted to write about this topic. Funny that over dinner I got to talk about it with Tin, Mich and JP.
One thing i’ve noticed about a lot of girls is they value aesthetic value of clothing more than how much of them is covered or seen. Summer days calls for shorts, and i understand. I guess what bothers me the most is seeing those skimpy shorts in church. Bikinis are always there when you go swimming. But i do not think it’s necessary to post them on-line for everyone to see. Call me legalistic or what, i believe there’s a time and place for everything.
Random thought i had the other day. I know some girls who dress in short shorts and spags in school and then they complain how “binabastos sila lagi ng guys.” Girls, if you want to attract mister right then you gotta act right and DRESS RIGHT.
Sometimes, not all the time, sometimes people actually dress that way to attract a guy they like. But if some dirty old man or some pervert was “attracted” or seduced by their outfit they get all upset about it. (This is actually very double standard, cause you choose who you want to flaunt your body to when it’s wrong regardless who you do it to.)
The internet is so crazy: people put up “sexy” pictures of themselves on sites like myspace that is so easily accessible and viewable by “online predators.” MySpace is an extreme, but even Facebook itself is dangerous since you CANNOT see who views your page (unlike friendster and multiply). Think about it: what would you feel if some pervert was looking at your profile picture on Facebook where you’re wearing a bikini? wouldn’t that be awful.
BE VERY CAREFUL of what photos of yourself you put up; and please change your security settings. if you haven’t done so, DO IT NOW. For your own good. and your own safety.
We live in a society where the length of your clothes is no big deal. And i think that’s where the problem lies. When the world dictates that this is okay, that this is acceptable, man’s initial response is to do as the world says. BUT on the contrary the Bible says that we ought to dress modestly.
Call me harsh or whatever, but we ought to have a higher standard for ourselves. In EVERYTHING that we do, test and approve it with God’s word. and you’ll never go wrong.
I grew up in a conservative family. And i Thank GOD that my parents brought me up that way. It made me value my body more and to be more careful on giving off the wrong image to men. I’m sure not all of us are taught or are aware of the reasons why we need to watch how we dress.
I have a few good guy friends who actually point out those things too. Guys aren’t really vocal about it. And maybe i’m in no position to generalize and speak on behalf of men, but real gentlemen would prefer girls who dress up modestly. (Correct me if i’m wrong) <—haha so much for not generalizing.
Anyways, Tin pointed out a while ago, that perhaps why girls really don’t do anything about it, is the mere fact that they AREN’T really aware about the implications. I mean, we usually get the regular lessons “girls you guard the hearts of the men by dressing appropriately…” BUT REALLY, how many people actually put that to heart?
I’m not trying to sound self righteous because i don’t own a pair of shorts for going outside, but my point simply is to really think about how you dress. I don’t think it’s stressed enough in Jzone, and no messages are preached about appropriateness of clothing etc.
But yeah, in the end do you think God is glorified by how you dress yourself?
I don’t want to condemn anyone. i just want you to be more aware lang. That’s all. :)