Friday, March 13, 2009


I have really enjoyed reading the posts and looking at your pictures during this focus on modesty week. Titus 2:2-5 tells us to teach the young women good. What better way to teach than by example. Bill Gothard (Institute in Basic Life Principles) teaches that what a parent does in moderation, the child will do in excess. We must be careful not to let little things slide. For example, if we let a little cleavage show, our daughters may decide to let a lot show. As adults, or parents, we must constantly be on guard and keep the standard high. When I purchase an item of clothing, I spend some time in the dressing room (or at home) in front of the mirror making sure it's modest.

I bend over, making sure the neck is not gapping or showing off anything.

I sit down, facing the mirror, making sure you can not see up my skirt.

I make sure it's not too tight, showing off too many curves or pantylines (stepping forward a little helps to see this) or bralines.
I raise my arms making sure the top is not coming up showing anything or nothing can be seen through the arm holes.

Colossians 3:17 "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."


  1. I love that skirt, you know it's really not hard to be modest, it sure makes me more comfortable not to have to worry about what's showing!

  2. That is a REALLY interesting concept...that what a parent does in moderation, a child will do in excess. Thanks for passing that along- it is a great thing to keep in mind in case I'm ever blessed with little girls!

  3. I can be a bit odd with clothes , I make all my own clothes , circle skirts and caftans. I can't stand a skirt that would even show my ankles too often.

    Thank you for sharing.

  4. Hi! My family and I did ATI while growing up, but we havn't been involved in our later years.

    Do you think you can still be feminine and modest in pants/jeans?

    Christa Taylor

  5. I love that skirt! Very cute and a great example of fun and modest. Thank you for your thoughts.

  6. Great thought here. We must think of how our children perceive things when we make our clothing choices. Have you read the book The Sin Of Bathsheba?

  7. I appreciate your thoughts...I love the outfit that you are wearing too!

  8. This was an interesting comment and one that I'd never heard before: "what a parent does in moderation, the child will do in excess." Pause for thought (maybe that's why I can never get my kids off the computer? LOL).

    I love that skirt. And I love your checklist. Just this morning I sewed up a slit in the back of a favourite denim skirt. I had no idea how high it went until I had a look at the back of my skirt in the mirror! Because it was an almost ankle-length skirt I left a little bit unsewn, and where I did sew it I added a row of 3 buttons to make it look intentional! Already I notice there's no 'draught' when I walk.

    This is rather long but it seems that we have a few things in common. I'm only a year older, am a grandmother (isn't it grand?), and my nest is very quickly - too quickly - emptying.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. Blessings, Jules

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate this checklist you have shared as well.

  10. Great tips for checking our outfits! Thanks for commenting on my blog. :o) I appreciated your thoughts.

  11. What wonderful tips, Sharon!!! ;)
    I so agree with you.....
    enjoyed this post immensely!

    Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

  12. Thanks for all the nice comments and thanks for the compliments on my outfit. The skirt was a Christmas gift a couple of years ago, the sweater came from Belk on sale for $8, and the shoes from Payless on sale for $10. My kind of shopping.

  13. Christa, I am not ignoring the question you left me. I have really been giving it a lot of thought when I haven't been too tired to think (I've been babysitting all weekend for a friend who had a new baby).