I read most of my favourite blogs in Google reader – and today I noticed almost all of them had linked to this post. This mom has made a clear stand for modesty and how important it is to make sure girls/women dress appropriately. As a wife and mother of a son, I pray that women would learn this lesson – for the sake of their own virtue and that of my husband and son. Men don’t need to see every inch of skin. Really. Its hard enough for men with the media bombarding them, why must they see it in malls, work, school and sadly even church?
I hope that one day when I have a daughter, I will be able to be strong enough to model modesty to her, even if it means she’s not popular. Because my children are worth that.
Very funny video! Totally on the ridiculous side… but very good point!
We’re doing a maternity shoot in November and two of my friends are doing my hair and make up, so I can be all spoilt and girly.
Here are the pics that inspired me for the shoot:
I hope my pregnant self can pull it off and I can look all purty-like 🙂
Most of you have probably seen this video… but each time I watch it, it reminds me that our world is very superficial about beauty – and there is a certain stereotype that is beauty, and if you don’t fit that type, you can’t qualify as beautiful. This reminds me of the following verses:
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
1 Peter 3:1-6
Beauty is not necessarily a seen thing – but rather a heart thing – something in the attitude, and the way you carry yourself, its in the living out of the inner sanctification. Its the fruit of the Spirit:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Think about it… and remember that whenever you feel envious of someone for their looks or feel fat because you don’t look like the girls in magazines.
This is one of the hardest things, finding nice modest, comfy clothing to wear that makes me look like a hot-mama not a frumpy dumpy. Luckily for me, my mom made me 2 pairs of maternity jeans which are the BOMB! They are super comfy, look smart, and cost very little. I then found this awesome little grey dress/top (similar to the one in the picture) at Mr Price, for R99, and it looks super cute over the jeans or on its own (though its a tad short). Teamed with my Tsonga boots and a cardi, accessorised with some funky beads… and we’re A for away. Love it!
source: Love Lune
One of my posts has been added to Weekend Kindness‘s Modesty Carnival. Please head over there to check it out 🙂
Last night my sweet husband surprised me by renting (500) Days of Summer for me. I’ve been dying to see it… I love Zooey and her wardrobe in this movie is just gorgeous! Vintage galore! I seriously recommend everyone watch it.
The soundtrack is great and the story unexpected… I really thought it was super cute! I’ll leave you with some photos from the movie and then you can run to the dvd rental to get it for yourself…
I love those dressses…
So I know I said I’d wait till AFTER I reach my goal… but I got bored… so I cut my bangs/fringe on Sunday… I don’t have a decent picture of them, so I won’t subject you, my lovely readers to phone pics.
The Husband says I look like Zooey Deschanel (but I’m sure he read my blog, and knew I wanted him to say that 😛 ) … But my one colleague says its Anne Hathaway (in The Devil Wears Prada).
I’m happy with both… I think they are both lovely lovely lovely
My taste in clothing and fashion is changing gradually… Here are some of my new favourites:
(this last dress is a touch too short, i’d wear it more like a top, or lengthen it.)
A very interesting take on the affect of a woman’s outfit on her Christian brother…
Though all in all I don’t think Christian girls should wear something to the club that they wouldn’t wear to church… Your Christian witness should be evident EVERYWHERE…