While I give Carrie high scores on her boldness to defend biblical marriage, I must give her low scores in the area of modesty. In fact I had trouble finding a suitable picture of her for this post.

The modeling/beauty pageant professions are focused predominantly on external beauty with skin and seductivity being paramount. For example, the swimsuit competitions now require them to appear in bikinis with very little left to the imagination. Others may disagree, but I question how anyone can pursue such a career as a follower of Jesus.

Perhaps I’m more sensitive on this issue than most. Having been a youth pastor for 22 years I’ve seen what immodesty does to guys who are trying to keep their thoughts pure–it tears them up. I started a Facebook group called, “What Guys wish Girls knew about modesty” and it was amazing to hear of their gut-wrenching struggles in this area. Every girl should read those posts!

I’m not just picking on girls here. Christian guys have to do their part to bounce their eyes and not look nor let their minds wander. They bear responsibility.

Unfortunatley worldly guys will not be so accomodating. They will take whatever girls show and rape them with their minds.

Why do girls feel compelled to flaunt their bodies in front of guys? And for what purpose? For attention? Their self-esteem? A title? A crown? Their looks will fade, their true beauty is about what’s on the inside. I’d love it if they could put their focus into that!

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Prov 31:30

I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. 2 Tim 2:9-10