10 May 2011

Surveying Modesty

This can be a tough one for us girls. But I believe that modesty is not found in rules, standards, and regulations (though, sometimes they can be helpful), but it is found in the heart of the wearer.
You could be wearing the most modest outfit possible and yet you might flirt, flaunt and draw far more attention to yourself than is necessary.
I believe modesty begins in the heart.

{bluebells put me in a state of blissful, delightful ecstasy. linking up with 52 Weeks of Happiness}

Proverbs 31:30*
"Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised."

However, I think that guidelines are helpful. We would not wish to make our brothers in Christ (or indeed, any other man) stumble, so finding out what they think on the matter is super useful! 
This website's Modesty Survey is amazing. The survey is taken on what guys (from age 12 +) think about nearly every item of clothing, make-up item and pair of shoes. 
Even the way a girl might walk, stretch, sit, or bend!

1 Corinthians 6:19-20*

"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body."

This survey really helps when it comes to a decision as to what to buy, wear, or make. 
So, check it out and apply it to your wardrobe! 
Don't do it to please those on earth but do it to please your Heavenly Father--He's the One that matters.

*English Standard Version


  1. I saw this survery a while ago and found it very useful. There were heaps of things on it that I had never thought about before. The one thing we need to be a wee bit careful of is taking it too seriously, as in thinking you have to follow every little thing on it...some of it is a little legalistic, but for the most part it's very helpful.

  2. P.S. You're right when you say modesty begins in the heart

  3. Love this post and the survey.. I am sure that my hubby and I will have a great chat this evening...

    Love your shots, coming over from Ray's photo challenge.

  4. Gorgeous pics!! I love bluebells!! :) Following from 52 weeks of happiness :)

  5. What an awesome post! Preach it girl!

  6. Beautiful black and white photo!
    Thanks for linking up!

  7. Your photo is a finalist for my photo challenge.