[box]This week for the morning coffee I am serving up some great reads on modesty. I had my yearly shock of flesh a couple weeks ago when a teenage girl walked into our Starbucks wearing only a bikini. I felt like she was completely naked and wondered what the men around her must be thinking. Well, most of us would never dare hang out in a public eatery with only a bathing suit on, but we can all be reminded of what it means to be modest and what the motive behind modesty is -especially with the warm summer looming. For that reason I have been keeping my eyes open for good posts and such dealing with the topic. Here is what I found![/box]
I loved this look at the whole picture of how we should dress, not just how much skin we should cover up.
What is the motivation behind modesty? Is it to keep a subjective standard, or to emulate our Lord?
Here is a great and humbling letter written by a woman after hearing a sermon focused on modesty.
Who owns our bodies and why does it matter?
This is a great resource if you ignore the totally outdated clothing on the cover!
Same title, different article. Do you have a daughter? What kind of example are you setting?
This is a really cool resource to check out. It is a survey taken from young men who described exactly what they found to be a stumbling block. Make sure to read the instructions before reading the survey results.
[intlink id="417" type="post"]A Modest Swimsuit? @Desiring Virtue[/intlink]
Speaking of swimsuits, here is a post I wrote a while ago on the very subject. Let me know what you think!
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