Abstract: Modesty - It’s an old-fashioned word, but for the Christian woman it should never go out of style. Yet, as today’s fashions get sexier with each season, women may feel they are caught between pleasing God and looking good.

Key Quote: "You see, immodest dress is more than simply wearing skimpy clothing. Often, it’s an expression of pride, the opposite of humility. Simply put, immodest clothes are pride on display. In his book Humility: True Greatness , my dad explains that 'The proud person seeks to glorify himself and not God, thereby attempting in effect to deprive God of something only He is worthy to receive.'"

Reader Comment: “This is an excellent article, and I think that it takes a lot of humility on a woman's part to write it!! As a guy, I long to look at women as people first and sex objects second, and this is not easy for guys even when women are dressed modestly, and particularly difficult when they dress in a suggestive or provocative manner. My experience with Christian women has been that when confronted with the fact that they are dressing in a way that I may perceive to be immodest or even makes me uncomfortable, that I am the one who has the problem. Her insight about immodest dress being a form of pride is right on-and that applies to men who wear clothing that women may find provocative, too!! Men long for intimacy in relationships more than we desire to admit, and immodest clothing makes that difficult. Thanks for the article-God will reward you!!”

10. Joy of the Disciplined Woman Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitacre, adapted from their blog, GirlTalk

Abstract: Few of us enjoy the thought of increasing discipline in our daily lives. But the benefits of an ordered life far outweigh the costs. Starting this week, we want to consider seven practices to become more efficient in managing our time and organizing our surroundings.

Key quote: "The point is not that really godly women get up at 5:00 a.m.! Nowhere in the Bible will you find such a principle. The point is that there are great benefits to rising early—both for your spiritual life and the good of your family. And there are Scriptures that encourage this practice (Psalm 5:3, Prov. 31:15, Mark 1:35). But 'early' will look different for every woman reading this post!"

Reader Comment: “INCREDIBLE writing and insight! I love to read/hear words of wisdom from godly people that focus on Biblical truths and how to apply them to our real lives in this century! For the writer to point out that certain practices will look different for everyone, and that it does not make one more godly to just apply these principles to life, is SO refreshing!! This writing ministers to me (and to all of the friends to whom I will be sending it) mostly because it is so REAL. We take certain actions that help us to grow in our walks with God and that assist us in taking care of ourselves, which of course increases our ability to care for our families in a way that is pleasing to God. The end result is that our relationship with God becomes more intimate as do our relationships with our families. The focus is on our relationship with God and family and not on ‘the little engine that could’ or perfectionism and self-righteousness. More of these, please!!! God bless you!!”