10. Wearing Debatable Attire
How are you choosing your outfits? Are you more concerned about looking sexy and provocative than being godly?
1 Timothy 2:9 encourages women “to dress modestly, with decency and propriety.”
Many may argue that dressing modestly is subjective, yet some choices are obviously more wholesome than others. One approach helpful in choosing clothes is to consider how you hope other women will dress around your husband, boyfriend, father, sons, and brothers; apply that criterion to your own choices.
Romans 14:13 urges to, “make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.”
Instead of following the latest celebrity or fashion trend in deciding what to wear, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you. If you’re unsure about certain styles, take your hesitation as a clue of its possible affect on others, regarding them as more important than yourself (Philippians 2:3). Seek to please God in how you dress remembering, “People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart,” 1 Samuel 16:7.
Lynette Kittle is married with four daughters. She enjoys writing about faith, marriage, parenting, relationships, and life. Her writing has been published by Focus on the Family, Decision, Today’s Christian Woman, kirkcameron.com, Ungrind.org, and more. She has a M.A. in Communication from Regent University and serves as associate producer for Soul Check TV.
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