So it is with that thought that I bring my ponderings to you today. This subject has been on my mind for a while now and I have noticed it must be on other's minds as well because I have seen quite a few blog posts about it. It is about the manner in which we dress...or in some cases, do not dress. When I look around today at the public at large, I truly cannot make myself be okay with what I see. Please know my intention with this post is not to cast fire and brimstone down on others for that alone is the Lord's job and not mine. But as I said, I cannot be comfortable with or happy about the way women in particular dress now days.
Let me give you an example. This weekend past my family (with the exception of my son who was at a friend's house) attended an author's talk and book signing. We had a very good time and the author was very informative and entertaining. Our daughter was tickled pink to get three of her books autographed as well as getting a picture taken with the author. We were all glad that we went. But what I could not believe...and what my husband could not believe...was that there were a great many young ladies in attendance with shorts on so short that they...well, as my momma used to say ~ they came up to their ying yangs. Now, I have a few thoughts on this. Not the least of which is how absolutely improper that is in any setting at all. But also, who in their right mind would would dress so flippantly to an event as dignified and proper as an author's speech and book signing??? Also, how and why did the parents of said girls allow them out of the house dressed like that? And finally, I was soooo glad we did not bring our son with us! I told my husband that as we were waiting for the event to start and he agreed with me.
Which brings me to something else I noticed. The difference in the amount of clothing the males and females were wearing. There was not one male there dressed in an immodest way. They were all completely clothed. And I daresay that if a man had arrived dressed in clothing as scanty as most of the females were in those very same females would have thought it gross and creepy. Why then is it any less so for them simply because they are female? Can someone please answer me that??
I realize that I am somewhat preaching to the choir here considering the audience of my blog. And I'm so glad for that! But ladies, please never underestimate how much our daughters, the young wives and the rest of the women in our population need a Christian influence in regard to dress. If those of us who agree on this subject don't work to be an influence on them, then the standards of dressing like a lady will be gone within one generation's time. For heaven's sake they are already being told they can't do it if they are not rich and have to work in almost any capacity! There needs to be other women who will tell them and show them differently!
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