Friday, January 18, 2008

Bible Guidelines About Clothing by Bruce Lackey

Most of you know that I wear skirts/dresses exclusively. But, why do I do this? Why do I believe that it's so important that we, as Christian ladies, dress in a distinctly feminine manner? Well, the following sermon, I believe, will help you to discover the answers to these questions.

What you are about to read (it may seem long, but it really won't take long at all to read!) is a sermon that was preached by the late Bruce Lackey. I don't know anything about this man, or about his other convictions, but this sermon (or article, or essay-whatever you want to call it) is the absolute best one I've ever read on this subject. I pray that the Lord will use it to minister to you and to edify you in this very important area of a Christian's clothing.

The thing I want to talk to you about tonight is Christian clothing. What do we mean when we say "Christian clothing"? Is that some particular article? No, we can’t hang a particular suit or a particular dress up here tonight and say this is Christian. Rather, there are five questions that you need to ask yourself to answer the question, "What kind of clothing should I wear?" There are five questions, and I am going to support these by God’s Word.

I hope you will get these down, because you are going to face this all your life. Fashions are going to change and new things are going to be brought out all the time. There is no use in me making up a list of what is good and what is not, because that would change next year. So these five principles from God’s Word will help you to decide every single item, whether it be right or wrong to wear, male or female, adult or child.

The first question is this: Is it worn by the opposite sex? Turn back to Deuteronomy 22:5 for our beginning. Here is our first principle. When I am trying to decide whether or not I should wear a certain thing, my first question is "Is that item worn by the opposite sex?" In other words, I as a man should not wear anything that a woman would wear. And a woman should not wear anything that a man would wear.

"The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God."

I am well aware of the fact that people resent using this verse because it is in the Old Testament. And many times people say we can’t use that verse unless we are going to use the whole chapter. For instance, we wouldn’t want to use verse nine. A lot of people violate that verse by planting two or three different kinds of seeds in the same plot of ground. Similarly, we’ve all violated verse eleven about wearing garments with different kinds of cloth. Nearly everything we have on is made out of a weave of different things. So how can we take verse five and not take verse nine or verse eleven?

Here is the principle for rightly dividing the Word of Truth: Any principle found in the Old Testament which is repeated in the New Testament is for us today. Let me prove that to you. Keep your place at Deuteronomy and go over to 1 Corinthians 10. In 1 Corinthians 10 we have a book written by a grace preacher. Nobody can deny that the Apostle Paul was a grace preacher. He preached that we’re not under the law but under grace, and he wrote about that time and time again. Without a doubt he is a New Testament preacher. But I want you to notice that in this entire chapter of 1 Corinthians 10 he constantly uses the Old Testament Scripture to prove something. Look at verses one and two: "Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea." That was taken from Exodus 13 and 14, in which passage we read about the cloud, and about the Red Sea parting, and how they walked across on dry land, which was similar to being baptized. They were covered with the water, even though not a drop of it touched them. Paul is referring to the Old Testament. Look at verse three: "And did all eat the same spiritual meat." That refers to Exodus 16, when God gave the manna from Heaven. That was called spiritual food. Verse four: "And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ." That refers to Exodus 17, when Moses took his rod and struck the rock, and God gave gushing water out of that flinty rock.

Notice that he is referring to several Old Testament incidents. Verse five: "But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness." That is referring to Numbers 13 and 14. They refused to go into the land of Israel and inherit it, and they said, "We can’t take it," and so God overthrew them in the wilderness. Many of them died.

Now look at verse six. "Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted." You see. It’s not wrong to use the Old Testament to teach New Testament Christians to do something right. Paul did it.

Let’s keep on going. Verse seven: "Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play." Here he refers to Exodus 22:6. The Apostle says, "Don’t you be like that." Verse eight: "Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand." That is talking about Numbers 25. Verse nine: "Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents." That is talking about Exodus 17. You remember about the brazen serpent being raised in the middle of the camp, and so on.

Look at verse ten: "Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer." That is found in Exodus 15, 16 and 17, among many other places; they murmured several times.

Now look at verse eleven: "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." Two times in these chapter, in verse six and in verse eleven, he tells us without a doubt that those Old Testament writings were for us today. It is a foolish and fictitious objection when someone says that we can’t use the Old Testament for us today. Here he very clearly outlines verse after verse, experience after experience in the Old Testament, to prove something that Christians ought to do right now. And that’s not the end. In the rest of the chapter he does it again and again.

We can go by the Old Testament. What is our rule? Any Old Testament principle repeated in the New Testament is for us today. Now you won’t ever find a New Testament verse that says observe the sabbath day. That is the reason we don’t do it. You won’t find any New Testament verse that says we are to kill an animal and have a blood sacrifice. That’s the reason we don’t do it. But anything commanded in the Old Testament and repeated in the New Testament is for us today.

Having examined 1 Corinthians 10 to establish that principle, we now come to chapter 11 where he refers to the appearance of man and woman. Specifically he talks about hair, but very clearly in 1 Corinthians 11 the Apostle says that the man and the woman ought to have their appearance different. Notice verses four and five: "Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven."

You see what he is saying? There is to be a difference between man and woman when they pray or prophesy. There is to be a difference. That is the same principle we saw back in Deuteronomy 22:5--"The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment..." It is the same idea.

Paul goes on to talk about the length of the hair. Notice verses fourteen and fifteen: "Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering." Once again he underscores the principle that the appearance of men and women is to be different. Consequently, we have the same principle in Deuteronomy 22:5 repeated right here in the New Testament.

Let me share something with you that is very interesting. I have in my library a book called The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge. It is one of the most beneficial books I have ever owned. It is simply a book of parallel references, just like the center reference column you have in your Bible, but it is greatly expanded. This book was printed over one hundred years ago, back when they weren’t having many of the problems we are having today with women wearing men’s clothes, and vise versa. So you couldn’t say they were prejudiced about this subject when they put the cross references in that volume. The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge at Deuteronomy 22:5 has a parallel reference of 1 Corinthians 11:3-14. That’s interesting, isn’t it? You know what that proves? It proves that men that study the Bible, not just in our day but years ago, have seen that 1 Corinthians 11 contains the same principle that is stated in Deuteronomy 22:5.

I don’t hesitate to use Deuteronomy 22:5 to prove that women ought not to wear men’s clothes, and men ought not to wear women’s clothes, any more than I would hesitate to use Psalm 23 at a funeral. You see, the truths are repeated in the New Testament.

I was also interested in what I found in the Keil and Deiletch commentary regarding this matter. That commentary was first printed more than a hundred years ago. Charles Spurgeon refers to Keil and Deiletch. Yet Keil and Deiletch say that Deuteronomy 22:5 was written to maintain the sanctity of the distinction of the sexes which was established by the creation of man and woman. In other words, anybody who reads the Bible can see that all the way through in every age and every testament God has said that He wants men and women to look different. Consequently we ought not to wear clothing that applies to the opposite sex.

Of course, the main issue that we are facing here is the matter of pants on women. It matters not what you call them, whether blue jeans or slacks or pant suits. It is a main problem today. People like to argue about this. They say you can’t condemn pants on a woman unless you are going to say that women can’t wear belts, because men wear belts. Likewise you would have to say that women can’t wear socks, or shirts, because men wear socks and shirts.

What do we say about this? Consider some simple things to keep in mind. First, we are talking about the obvious. We’re not talking about some hidden thing, like a belt, that doesn’t have anything to do with the sex of the person, that doesn’t have anything to do with the body.

Second, what do you look like when you wear these clothes? What do you look like from a distance? You’ve had the same experience that I’ve had of being out in public and seeing somebody at a distance and not being really sure if that person is a male or a female. You can’t tell by the clothes, because girls wear pants just like boys do. They wear T-shirts just like boys do. The boys often have their hair just as long as the girls [or the girls’ just as short as the boys’], so you look at someone from a distance and you often cannot tell if the person is a male or a female. The only way you can tell is to look at those portions of the body that distinguish between male and female, and by the way, that is the Devil’s reason behind all of it. That is what he wants you to look at. He doesn’t want you to look at somebody’s head; he wants you to look other places. That is one of the things that makes this so wrong, and we need to see that. We should not wear clothing which at a distance would make anybody wonder whether we are male or female.

The best place to start on this is when the child is born. If you start when the child is born, you won’t ever have to make any changes. If you don’t start then, you’ll always be wondering when you should make this change. Just start right in the beginning. Cut the baby boy’s hair like a boy’s hair should be cut, and don’t put feminine clothes on him. Put pants on him. And if it is a girl, don’t put pants on her; put a dress on her.

You see, all these questions that people argue about can be settled just by plain old common sense. The principle is to let the appearance be different enough that folks won’t have any doubt. That’s the way to answer it all. You don’t have to get everybody’s O.K. on this piece of clothing, or that one, just draw the line and determine to wear something that no one will ever have a doubt about. It’s going to look like man’s clothing. It’s going to look like women’s clothing.

What about women working out in the field? What about women working in factories? What about women who have to climb ladders? Don’t they need something modest? Yes, they do need something modest. I used to see women out in the field picking cotton and so on. I used to see them wear overalls, but I also saw some of them put dresses on over their overalls. That was a common thing when I was a boy. Now I know that some of them didn’t wear dresses over their overalls. Some of them did other things that were wrong, too. You know, too, there are some other things to wear, such as culottes, which are just as modest and still look feminine. That’s what you ought to wear. If you can’t buy any, get a sewing machine and learn how to sew. It’s worth the expense and trouble to make that adjustment if you are going to have convictions.

Do not wear clothing that the opposite sex wears. And if you are in doubt about it, just don’t and you will be safe. Just make sure that what you wear identifies you as a male or as a female, and not in a way that a person would have to look at the tempting zones of the body to tell whether you are a male or female. That is what the Devil wants you to do, and surely you don’t want to cooperate with the Devil on this matter.

Here is the second question you need to ask yourself about Christian clothing: What does it make others think of me? Lest you say it doesn’t matter what other people think, let me read a verse or two of Scripture, and then let me read you some illustrations from modern literature which say that it does matter. In Proverbs 7:10 the Scripture has a warning to a young man against immorality: "And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart." God is warning about a woman dressed like a harlot. Now the question we ask is how is a harlot dressed? Have you ever seen a program on television in which they show a woman posing as a prostitute? If you have watched any of the police shows you see that. She may be a prostitute; she may be posing as one; she may be an undercover agent; she may be the hero; she may be the victim; she may be the bad guy, whatever. You have seen that and you know how they are dressed. You know exactly that she is a prostitute before they ever tell you. Of course, they don’t use that term; they use the word "hooker." Perhaps you have seen a television news broadcast which shows these women on the streets as they’re out searching for business. All you have to do is look at the way they are dressed. The bad thing about is that some Christian people dress the same way. Now, you don’t want anybody to think that about you. You might wonder if people really think that about you. Yes, they do.

Here’s an article from McCall’s magazine. McCall’s is not a Christian magazine. The editors are not trying to defend the Christian faith or propagate the Bible. Here’s an article in McCall’s magazine entitled "What Your Intimate Behavior Says About You." I’m going to read this. It may be offensive to some, but the words are not nearly as offensive as the way some people dress. We need to be honest and frank about this thing. It’s not going to be vulgar, but plain. The writer says,

"The female legs have also been the subject of considerable male interest as sexual signaling devices. The mere exposure of leg flesh has been sufficient to transmit sexual signals. Needless to say, the higher the exposure goes the more stimulating it becomes for the simple reason that it then approaches the primary genital zone."

That’s what it’s all about folks, and we had better wake up and realize it. He goes on to say, talking about the primary genital zone of the body,

"The first way to accentuate is to employ articles of clothing which underline the nature of the organ hidden beneath them. For the female this means wearing trousers."

Now the fellow that wrote this is not a preacher. As a matter of fact, in this article he is telling you how to send sexual signals by the way you dress. He continues:

"The way to emphasize the nature of the organs of the body is by wearing these clothing: trousers, shorts, or bathing costumes, that by their tightness reveal..."

This is what people think when they see you dressed this way. In the Family Weekly magazine they had a true or false question and answer section.

"Question: What you communicate wordlessly has more effect on people than what you say? Answer: This is true. ... Question: People use clothes as a means of communicating with others? Answer: True. Psychological studies at Britain’s University of Newcastle have demonstrated that people use clothes to tell others what they want them to believe about them."

In other words the wearer is not trying to tell others what he is really like, but is trying to communicate his ideal self image, the kind of person he wishes he was. That’s what these experts say. What you wear says something about you.

I know very well that not everybody who wears the items of clothing mentioned in the McCall’s article has an immoral motive. Here’s what I’m trying to get you to see: Whether you like it or not, this is what other people think. As a Christian, somebody interested in holiness, in winning people to Christ and getting people’s minds off of sin, we need to go entirely the other way.

Whether you realize it or not, men look at certain portions of the body; and it doesn’t matter whether you think that is good, bad, or otherwise, they are going to do it. And if you wear clothing that attracts attention to that, you are just helping them in their sin. That’s why a dress, unless it’s too tight, is better than pants; because a dress does not draw the attention to that part of the body that people look at and lust after.

I have a lot of other articles, but I have time for only one more. An article appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, and the writer of the article was Anthony Surbony, a personnel manager for a large corporation. He had interviewed more than 14,000 men for jobs in the past years that he had been there. He said that the length of a person’s hair tells a lot about him. Here’s a man after 14,000 interviews. He said the left-wingers generally have long hair.

"They reject self-discipline, authority, regulation, proven logic and reasoning. They are more easily swayed by popular opinions and propaganda. They tend to accept and do anything if somebody simply suggests it’s a style. Many employers find that they tend to be more dreamers than doers, where the reverse is the trend on men with short hair. Why is it so? Mainly it is due to a self-centered personality."

There are certain things that I like about women that I don’t like on men. I like for women to look nice, and it doesn’t bother me at all to see a woman in front of a mirror primping and fixing her hair. But it just about makes me want to throw up to see a man do that, and I’ve seen men do that very thing, just like a woman.

I quote further from the article mentioned above. He said long hair indicates a self-centered personality.

"The liberal left-winger seems to be more selfish and only aspire to goals that will benefit them individually, regardless of what it costs to others. They actually believe that long hair is beautiful on a man and they feel naked without it. They try to make up for lack of ability by attracting attention, or becoming a sex symbol. Long haired liberals also reject the basic hunter/warrior responsibilities of man. They seem to think that society should provide for them and that someone else should guarantee protection. Or else they don’t really believe that there are any enemies. In fact, some tend to bow before enemies, hoping to gain friendship."

Men have lost the basic responsibility that God inbred into a human being to fight for what is his and to provide for what is his. Men reject that, and the first thing you know, they think the government owes them a living. They don’t feel responsible to go out make a living any more. It all goes together. We must remember that this man is an expert in analyzing people.

When I am considering what kind of clothes to wear, I need to ask myself this question: What does it make other people think about me?

Here is the third question we need to ask: Predominately, what kind of people dress that way?

Do you think that a policeman who is going to be an undercover agent would dress like I am dressed? Do you think his hair would be as short as mine is? No, sir. Every policeman that I have ever seen or heard about in the last twenty years that became an undercover agent around the bars and gambling dens let his hair grow long, and wore sloppy, slouchy clothes, because that is the kind of people they are trying to catch. I don’t want to look like that kind of person. It’s not because I think I’m better than they are. It’s because when Jesus saved me, He jerked me up out of that. That’s what I used to be. I don’t want to be that anymore. I don’t want folks to think I’ve gone back to that.

See, here is the third question. Predominately, what kind of people wear the kind of clothes you are thinking of wearing? If it’s the wrong kind, you surely don’t want to identify yourself with it.

Here is the fourth question: Must I use the arguments of the world to justify it?

"Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?" I Cor. 1:20

"That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." I Cor. 2:5

"For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding." Col. 1:9

If you read these verses you find out there is a difference between the wisdom of the world and spiritual wisdom. A Christian is in trouble when he has to resort to the wisdom of the world to justify what he is doing. We ought to be able to use the wisdom of God. If I am going to defend my position I ought to be able to go to the Bible and use spiritual wisdom to do it. God help us if we have to use worldly wisdom to justify our clothing or actions.

Here is the fifth question: Will it cause others to stumble?

"It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak." Rom. 14:21

King David walked on his roof top. He was lazy; he was disobedient; he was out of God’s will. But also he saw a woman washing herself. She was either out in a yard where everybody could see her, or else she was in the house without the curtains drawn. And she was equally guilty in that lusting experience. I know David was out of God’s will and should have been out fighting the battles, because the Bible starts off that chapter by saying that it was the time that kings went out to war that David stayed at home. I know that was wrong, and she likewise was wrong in taking a bath where a man could see her.

What you do or what you wear, will it cause somebody to stumble? Now you might say the other fellow has to look out for himself. That is not what the Bible says. The Bible says, "It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak." We are responsible.

We have considered five good tests regarding clothing. Is it worn by the opposite sex? What does it make other people think of me? What kind of people dress that way? Must I use the argument of the world to defend it? Will it cause anybody else to stumble?

In closing, let me encourage you to have some Christian convictions, and let me make some strong suggestions to you about these.

Number one, make sure your convictions are biblically based. When you believe something is wrong, you had better have a good Bible reason for believing it. You ought to know where the Bible talks about that, and if you don’t think you can remember it, write it down so you can show people. Have biblically based convictions, not just opinions.

Number two, when you have a conviction, be firm. Don’t waver no matter what crowd you are with, no matter what environment you find yourself in. If it is wrong to wear a bathing suit walking down the street, it is wrong to wear one in the swimming pool. The water doesn’t have anything to do with it. That is why you have to be careful about where you go swimming. Do you expose your body to the lustful thoughts of others? They are going to think it whether you like it or not. Be firm in your convictions.

Number three, be kind when you have convictions. Don’t be a smart alek. When the time comes to express yourself, or to say no, or to give a reason, be kind about it. Learn your reasons, and know them, and don’t be nervous, and don’t be angry, and don’t be snappy. Be kind about it.

Number four, don’t act superior. Don’t act like you are better than somebody else. That’s the first charge they are going to make against you, I guarantee you. Anytime you ever have a conviction about anything, whether it be about music, or drinking liquor, others are going to say that you think you are better than they are. People have been saying that for centuries. That is not anything new. So don’t act superior. Just let them know you aren’t going to do that thing.

Number five, if you have to talk to somebody about these things deal with the heart first. All of this is a matter of the heart. You might get somebody straightened out on the matter of the clothes they ought to wear and they still be just as lost as they were before you met them. Before I talk to anybody about clothes or anything else, the first thing I want to know is what about the heart? Have you been saved? Acts 15:9. Has your heart been purified by faith? Romans 10:9. Have you believed in your heart that God raised Christ from the dead? The first thing I want to know is about the heart and salvation. All that I said here tonight applies to those who are saved. If you haven’t been saved, it’s not going to help you your soul one way or the other to change your clothes. It’s not going to help at all. If Jesus does not live in your heart, that is your first need. You first have to come to Christ.

If you are saved it is still a matter of the heart. If I were talking to a Christian about this, the first thing I would want to talk to him about would be the heart. Is your heart right with God? If your heart’s not right with God, you are not going to be able to understand any of this. You’re going to resent every argument, and resent anybody even bringing up this discussion.

The Bible talks about the heart. Hebrews 10:22--"Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water." God is talking to Christian people there. And in verses 24 and 25, "And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." It’s a matter of the heart.


  1. I want to ask you, Rebekah. Do you then not where jean skirts? After all, guys wear jeans. Just thought I would ask, in a loving way you understand!

  2. Hi Rebekah,
    I have a question or two as well.
    First of all, women look lustfully at men, just as men look lustfully at women. It could be argued that men do more looking, but women do this too. So then should men wear pants either?
    And where is he getting the idea that you should be able to look and tell the person's gender from a distance from the Bible? I thought that both men and women wore robe type garments back then ...
    I thought this would help me understand your viewpoint without getting argumentative. Please tell me if these questions make you uncomfortable in some way.

  3. Hi, Ella!!

    Yes, I do wear jean skirts(in fact, I'm wearing one right now! lol). I have one that I absolutely love-it almost touches the gound, it's so long! :)

    I guess I was sort of confused by your question, though. Jean skirts are still skirts, and so are distinctly feminine.

    Thank you for your question, Ella! You're always so loving and kind. :)

    It's so great to have you visiting my blog and commenting so often. I just love reading your comments! :)



    Hi, Monika!! :)

    Yes, women do look lustfully at men. That's a very sad truth. However, men are by far more visual than women are. And, a man can choose to not wear tight jeans. Almost all of the jeans available for females (especially teen girls!) are very very tight, whereas the ones available for men are mostly far looser.

    Yes, in Bible times, they both did wear robe type garments. But we must remember something-we don't live in their times, and so to us, a man's "robe garment" and a woman's looks almost the same. But, to them, there must have been vast differences-differences that were evident.

    Also, in Genesis 1:27, we read that God created us male and female. He did not create us to be androgynous beings! He created very different and seperate roles for men and women, He created their bodies differently, and He desires for them to look differently(i.e. Deu. 22:5, and the fact that men are to have short hair, whereas women are to have long hair).

    Thank you so much for your questions, Monika! They sparked some healthy, friendly discussion, and you asked them in a very kind manner. :)

    See you Sunday!

    In Him,

  4. Hi Rebekah,

    I came across your blog awhile ago, and I enjoy reading it, although we do have some differences in opinion. There is one thing about the skirts/dresses debate that confuses me. I agree with your reply to Monica that we should live by the standards of our own time, but I am confused because in many countries(Scotland, Ireland) men wear kilts. I was recently in Europe and the kilts men wear look exactly like a woman's skirt. However, in their culture these men are not seen as being feminine or cross dressers. So the conclusion that I have come to is that pants are the standard for men only in some cultures, but if you look at the issue from a global perspective even a skirt(kilt) is viewed as men's clothing. So in my opinion, it is not possible to set a global standard of what pertains to a man or woman. I would love to hear your opinion on this thought!


  5. Right Jen. In many Arab countries men wear long, loose, flowing robes--not a shirt and pants.

  6. I have another question for you! Do you always wear ankle length skirts/dresses? Or what length do you say is becoming to short? Also, what do you do about playing sports or anything like that? I just know I'm a huge runner and love it but was just thinking that something like that couldn't really be done in a skirt.

  7. I will admit that I do not always wear skirts.
    On almost all of your points, I agree with you wholeheartedly.
    Women shouldn't dress in a way that they would be mistaken for a man.
    I've never have and never will wear tight pants. For one, they look really uncomfortable, and two, I do believe that it is wrong to accentuate my body (legs especially). I sometimes like to wear pants, but the pants that I wear are not so loose as to make me look male, or so tight as to draw attention.
    I have nothing against skirts, either. In fact, I love them!
    I may even wear exclusively dresses and skirts one day, but aside from that, I don't believe that it's wrong to wear pants.

    Rebekah, I hope this isn't taken as arguing. I'm just showing my perspective of the matter.
    I think it's wonderful that you do wear dresses and skirts all the time!
    God bless you!

    Miriam Rebekah

  8. I will admit that I do not always wear skirts.
    On almost all of your points, I agree with you wholeheartedly.
    Women shouldn't dress in a way that they would be mistaken for a man.
    I've never have and never will wear tight pants. For one, they look really uncomfortable, and two, I do believe that it is wrong to accentuate my body (legs especially). I sometimes like to wear pants, but the pants that I wear are not so loose as to make me look male, or so tight as to draw attention.
    I have nothing against skirts, either. In fact, I love them!
    I may even wear exclusively dresses and skirts one day, but aside from that, I don't believe that it's wrong to wear pants.

    Rebekah, I hope this isn't taken as arguing. I'm just showing my perspective of the matter.
    I think it's wonderful that you do wear dresses and skirts all the time!
    God bless you!

    Miriam Rebekah

  9. Kathleen,

    It is my understanding that the rationale for the loose flowing garments is to avoid all the sand/grit that flies around in that part of the world. You don't wish to wear form fitting clothing, i.e. pants, shirts because than the sand/grit could rub against your skin and become quite irksome.

    Quite true that the Scots and Irish wear kilts! And there is nothing feminine about that at all.


  10. I'm so excited about the turnout of comments! Thank you so much, ladies, for commenting! I really enjoy receiving and reading your comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave them! :)

    Hi, Jen! :) If my memory serves me correctly, you've never commented before. So, let me welcome you to my blog! :) Thanks so much for commenting-I always love receiving comments from readers, especially new ones! :) Please continue to check back often, and be sure to leave comments whenever you want. I'd like to hear of some of the areas where we disagree, as then I would better understand where you're coming from. :) If you'd like, feel free to drop me a line by e-mail at any time, to sort of fill me in a bit.

    That's such a great topic that you brought up! That's true about men wearing kilts in other countries. I personally feel sort of weird when I see pictures from other countries of those men (usually bagpipe players) wearing those! lol What I would have to say is that we need to remember something: we don't live over there!(or at least the majority of the readers here don't, if not all) We can't go by what the whole world sees as feminine or non feminine, because we would then find ourselves in quite a jam, as there are so many different styles of clothing for different genders in the various contries of our world. Thus, not only must we deal with our own time, but also with our own culture. In this culture, pants are men's clothing(and have been for many many years), whereas skirts and dresses are exclusively a female's clothing(and have been for years and years). But the beauty of distinct femininity has been lost in our culture today, because countless females (myself included, up to about a year ago) are now wearing jeans (pants, trousers, slacks, whatever you want to call them :)) almost exclusively. To a large degree, we've lost that wonderful beauty of distinct femininity, and that's a real shame. What I would have to say in response to your question, is that we have to deal with our own culture and our own time. We would have to do the same thing if we had been born and raised in Scotland-whatever is seen as distinctly feminine over there, is what we should wear as females, if we live in that country.

    I hope that wasn't too confusing. :) Thanks so much for that great question, and please feel free to comment more at any time!


  11. Kathleen,

    Yes, that's right, they do. What Arabs wear today is much like what they wore during Bible times. Their styles haven't changed much, due in a large degree possibly to what Maggie mentioned.

    Thanks for your comment, Kathleen! :)
    Thanks so much for that info!
    Hi, Caitlin!! As with Jen, if my memory serves me accurately, you haven't commented here before. So, I wanted to welcome you, and let you know that I hope you continue to visit often and comment! :)

    No, I don't wear only ankle length skirts and dresses. I love skirts and dresses that go to that length, as they make me feel so old-fashioned and extra feminine, but I don't wear ones that are just that length. I also wear skirts and dresses that reach the mid-calve area as well as ones that are knee length. It's my conviction that clothing items (skirts, dresses, etc.) that are above the knee are becoming too short. After reading the outstanding book, Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America by Jeff Pollard(I very highly recommend this book-it's a must read! It's available through, I have discovered that anything that is shorter than knee length is immodest(of course, even things that are ankle length can be immodest, if they're too tight, etc.) and is not what God desires for His people to wear. Mr. Pollard uses his knowledge of Hebrew, as well as the knowledge he has gained through many in-depth Bible studies thoughout the years, to show that when the Lord made clothes for Adam and Eve after the Fall, that they reached the knee. Mr. Pollard also uses many other Biblical accounts to prove this point as well, that items of clothing that don't reach the knee are immodest. I plan on posting some exerpts from this great book here on the blog, in the near future, so be sure to look for those! :)

    As to your other question, I must say that it's one that I hear often. :) I, as well, love to run/go on brisk walks, and I do so in skirts all the time with no problem whatsoever. I can even be running in one of my longer skirts, and I've still never experienced any problem. I've also played basketball in my driveway with a skirt on. There are many sports and other activities (hiking, skating, etc.) that can be done easily in a skirt. Of course, at times, you have to be careful, so that you make sure you're moving/behaving modestly, but a great thing about that, is that it teaches us to be more aware of how we're acting, to ensure that we're doing so in a ladylike manner. Also, if you're worried about immodesty during a sport ,etc., due to the fact that you're wearing a skirt or dress, then just put on a pair of workout pants, etc. on underneath. You're ensuring still that you remain distinctly feminine, but you're perfectly modest as well, without anything to worry about. Mr. Lackey also addressed this subject in the sermon. What's so funny is that in our day in age with everyone wearing jeans, we think it would be almost impossible to preform some of our every day tasks or hobbies with a skirt or dress on. But for centuries, women and young girls did exactly that without the slightest problem.

    Thank you so much for your great questions, Caitlin! :)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings to you through Christ,

    Hi, Miriam Rebekah!! :) I was so happy to see that I'd received a comment from you! :)

    I agree that it's wrong to accentuate your body (especially your legs). That's part of Mr. Lackey's point in this sermon. Jeans (pants, trousers, slacks, whatever you want to call them :)) accentuate a woman's legs(and other parts of the body in that area). Much more so than skirts, dresses, jumpers, etc. do.
    Also, we both agree that we shouldn't dress in a manner that looks like the way a man does. But we can't help but do just that when we wear blue jeans, trousers, etc. We end up look far too much like men.

    No, I didn't mistake your comment as arguing at all! :)(and I hope you don't mistake my response as that either! :)) Your perspective and opinion is always welcome, just as everyone else's is. Whether a person agrees or disagrees, their comments are most welcome! :)

    By the way, I love the dresses and skirts of yours that I've seen in pics on your blog. They all look so pretty and very feminine. They must be fun to wear! :) I'm hoping to make myself some just like them soon.

    Once again, thanks so much for commenting, and please continue to do so! :)

    Blessings to you, dear sister!


  12. Rebekah,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to reply, it definitely helped me understand more about your conviction! I do want to point out though...there are some sports absolutely impossible to do in a skirt. I'm a competitive gymnast, and not only are we all required to wear the same matching leotards, but wearing a skirt would be pretty dangerous as loose fabric gets in the way. In my opinion though, gymnastics is one of the most feminine sports around! The leotards are very necessary because the judges are watching for the lines we create. Actually, according to the judges rulebook, the gymnast will get deducted if she doesn't display proper femininity! I know that you weren't trying to make the point that every single sport around can be done in a skirt, but I thought you might find a different perspective interesting. Again, I really appreciate your reply!


  13. Hi, Jen!

    You're welcome. :)

    You're a competitive gymnast? How neat! Ever since I was really little, I have loved watching gymnastics. How long have you been doing that?

    That's neat about what the rulebook says. I didn't know that.

    I agree that you can't do gymnastics in a skirt. But I'm not completely sure as to why you mentioned this subject of gymnastics, because female gymnasts don't wear pants either when they're performing. They wear only the leotard and sometimes tights as well.

    My point simply is this: there are a huge majority of sports that you can do in a skirt(not all of course :)). And we, as females, must look distinctly feminine from day to day. I'm not saying that if you wear pants to practice gymnastics that you're a huge sinner. But I am saying that we need to begin rediscovering the beauty of femininty, and begin to dress again in a way that is distinctly feminine and modest-the way that pleases God.

    Thank you so much for your comment, Jen! I'm so glad you've started visiting my blog.

    May the Lord richly bless you, and may you have a wonderful weekend! :)


  14. Hi Rebekah,

    I really enjoyed the article you posted, and while I don't believe that women should never wear pants, or with why the author says the Deuteronomy passage is relevant (I believe it's relevant for other reasons), I agree with pretty much everything else it said. Thanks for posting it.

    With regards to sports, while most sports can be played at a recreational level in skirts, if they are played in a league or competitivly, it's probably not possible as a result of uniforms or required equipment.

  15. This is my first time commenting on your blog, so I hope you don't mind. I have to disagree with some of the arguments for wearing dresses or skirts, saying that it is more modest is not always true. I know everything needs to be taken in context, but I am not as intersted in what girls are wearing on the bottom half (a skirt or pants that are modest, not too tight or short) it is more the tops that are questionable. I have known of a family in my area whose daughters wear skirts, but just resently I met them in a store and was surprised at the tops they were wearing. So just because one is wearing a modest skirt, the top may not be modest. I also don't believe that you can take the Bible or any verse in it and say that across the board, all girls should wear dresses or skirts. The Bible does not say this. It is what is in the heart of the person that counts. If it is your conviction to wear dresses, that is fine, as it is my conviction (as well as my husband) that it is not neccessary for me or my daughters. Just like there is no Bibical reasoning for women to wear dresses to church. Though I may say that I (and my daughters) will never wear pants to church becuase of a personal conviction and it being the way I grew up. I guess to sum up myself, I just don't want anyone to think that we need to abide by one man's sermon. Lets look at our own hearts and if we are God's child serving him with all of our being then what we wear will resemble Him and our relationship with Him. If we are radiating Christ's love people won't be as focused on what we are wearing.
    Thanks for letting me post, what a wonderful topic to bring up!
    Lovingly, Valerie
    PS. you should bring up the topic of wearing a headcovering for worship, now to my husband and I that is in scripture :-)

  16. Dear Rebekah,

    I have heard a lot from you in blog land -for a young woman of fifteen (sixteen?) you certainly have a lot to say. How encouraging it is to see a young woman so committed to glorifying God through her blog.

    I myself wear skirts all the time, but I am not averse to young women who wear pants or slacks (there's nothing so comfortable for me to sleep and work in as a pair of sweats around the house! :) But I do not think that wearing pants is wrong.

    I find it interesting that you use arguments about the cultural aspect of clothing, especially since in our American culture, pants are seen as women's clothes as well as men's. There are certain cuts of slacks, for example, that women wear and men don't.

    Don't get me wrong. I wear skirts because I'm not especially comfortable in pants; skirts seem to give me more room to move, and they inspire me to be graceful. But that's not to say that a woman cannot be graceful in a pair of slacks.

    The Bible's specific guideline for women's clothing is that it should be feminine and modest. As the definition of "feminine" is that which pertains to a woman, I don't see a problem with a young woman wearing a cut of pants (specifically a women's cut, and not a man's) that is feminine.

    I guess another example of this would be the new shirts with the ruffles down the front and the ruffled sleeves. These look quite a bit like the shirts men wear under their tuxedos. But on a woman, they look very feminine, flowing, and flattering.

    As you said, culture does matter. But in our culture, women wear pants. I'm not advocating for tight pants, or baggy pants, or pants, persay. I'm simply saying that a young woman can look feminine in pants. Whether or not she would look MORE feminine in a skirt is her(and her parents' or husband's) choice, since there is no biblical mandate against women wearing pants, only the clothes that (literally, in the Hebrew) ARE a man's.

    I think we need to be very careful to 1) base our opinions on Scripture, 2) and not on what man has to say ABOUT Scripture, 3) not to enforce our personal preference upon others as a rule, and 4) to make sure that we are not making choices for young women that should be made for themselves or by their parents (or husbands).

    I say this not to be argumentative or combative, but to encourage you not to enforce standers that are not clearly laid forth in Scripture. I hope the Lord continues to mold in you the gentle, quiet, and teachable spirit that is so precious in a woman, and that He brings you a faithful man who will love, honor, and protect you, and guide you to an even clearer understanding of His Word.


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    (I'm sorry for hijacking your blog with these long comments of mine!)

    I also agree with what Valerie said. As long as you're not showing a personal, private part of your body that belongs to your future husband (or the Lord), you are dressed modestly. And I mean whether you're showing it with an outline, a split, or whatever.

    Since you wear skirts that come to your shins, I think it stands to reason that loose, flowing pants don't show any private part of your body that a skirt wouldn't. In fact, flowing skirts accent more of your feminine curve (around the hip area) than loose-fitting pants do.


  18. Valerie and Lynne,

    Hi!! Thank you so very much for your comments. While you disagree with the post, you presented your disagreements in a very Christ-like, loving way, and I want to thank you very much for that! :)

    I wanted you both to know that I will be responding fully to both of your comments, but am unable to do so now, due to time! I may even make my response into a whole new post, if you don't mind.

    Thank you again for your comments, and be sure to be on the lookout for my responses! :)

    Blessings to you both,

  19. Hi Rebekah, I had another question for you, and for other people who wish to share. What do you wear to swim in? I don't know if the area you live in you don't swim as much but I live in New Zealand and right on the beach and especially in summer, I tend to wear beach clothes all the time. I wear board shorts (mine are knee length) and then a tankini top and sometimes a rash shirt. I have found this to be the best way for me because everything is covered and since i spend all my free time there, swimming, trying to surf, and also playing sports or just relaxing. Also, I have to agree with culture aspects. I grew up in georgia and have since moved to NZ. In georgia and growing up I always had to be dressed up for church, but now I don't tend to dress up for church and that is defintly a culture thing. Especially in teh summer, a lot of people are in shorts and 'beach' clothes at church, not swimsuits but board shorts and tshirts. And my friends and I tend to wear swimsuits under whatever we wear to church because that's where we head right after.

  20. Hi, Lisa Marie!

    Thank you so much for your comment; it's so nice to meet you. Welcome to my blog! I hope you will return often.

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the article. :)

    Yes, if sports are done on a team, or some such competitive level, then the players have to wear the uniforms usually. When I speak on wearing only skirts and dresses, I mean day to day wear. I don't mean those times when you must where a sports team uniform, for instance.

    Thank you so much for your comment! :)

    Hello, Valerie! I'm so glad you commented, and welcome to my blog! :) I agree-modest clothing has just as much to do with what a person is wearing on top as it does with what a person is wearing below. Just because you're wearing a skirt doesn't particularly mean that you're completely modest. Our shirts must be modest and feminine as well. But, I must say, that as this man points out wonderfully(with the help of the McCalls editor) is that trousers(pants, jeans, whatever you want to call them) are less modest than skirts or dresses. Now, I understand that miniskirts, for example, are extremely immodest. But I'm currently speaking obviously on skirts that are at an appropriate length! :) Pants point out where certain body parts are, they really accentuate a person's legs, backside, etc., and this is immodest-especially in the company of men, who are visually stimulated.

    It's true that what is in the heart of a person counts very importantly. But this does not give us free leave to disobey God's clear statutes. God does not want His children to be androgynous beings, and this fact is quite clear in these passages of Scripture that this man quoted.

    The passage in 1 Corinthians that this man quotes shows us that God desires for His people to be distinctly masculine(if they're males) and distinctly feminine(if they're females) not only in day to day life, but also in church as well. Their appearances are to be different-not blurred, or androgynous.

    I agree that we can't always just go with one man's sermon or article. But as Christians, we must go by God's Word and His Word alone, and follow and obey what is found there. And that's exactly what this man did in his sermon. He based it wholly on God's Word-not on his own desires, opinions, etc., but on God's solid, neverchanging Word.

    You said: "If we are radiating Christ's love people won't be as focused on what we are wearing." That's true to some extent, but it's possible that someone may be radiating His love, but still be dressing immodestly, etc. This will darken that person's witness, and so of course is something that needs to be taken seriously. Our clothing should also radiate the fact that we belong to Christ and Him alone. What a great way to show the world that we love God's Word, His roles for women, etc., by embracing our femininity(that was a gift given to us by God Himself) by dressing in a distinctly feminine and modest way! :)

    Thank you again so much for commenting! I hope you continue to do so in the future; I always really love hearing from my readers-their input is always so apprectiated and welcomed! :)

    May the Lord richly bless you!

    For His glory,

    P.S. What a great topic to bring up; thank you for doing so! I actually have a question for you now. :) There's some confusion I have as to the headcovering issue. Maybe you can help me. Many verses in the 1 Corinthians 11 passage say that a woman is dishonoring her head if she doesn't have a covering while praying, etc. But then it says that her hair is given to her as a covering. So, is it necessary to wear an actual headcovering, if her hair was given to her as a covering? Thank you so much for clearing that up for me! :)

  21. Hi, Caitlyn! Thank you so much for your comment. I didn't know you lived in New Zealand! I've heard it's really beautiful there. Are you familiar with Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin, authors of So Much More? They lived in New Zealand for about 6 years, but have recently moved back to San Antonio, Texas. How long have you lived in NZ? Where did you live in Georiga? I live in the Chattanooga Tennessee area.

    Wow! Isn't it interesting how vastly different cultures can be?! :) Thank you for the little insight into New Zealand life; that is really interesting!

    If you don't mind, I'll be answering your swimsuit question in a new post! :) Be on the lookout for that.


  22. Lynne,

    Yes, I'm 15. :) The Lord has taught me so many many things in the past year on the subjects of Biblical femininity, Biblical daughterhood, Biblical womanhood, etc. and I feel that it's a calling He has for me to share what I've learned with others, in hopes of being an edification and encouragement to them. :)

    Thank you so much for your kind words! They were such a blessing, and very much appreciated.

    That's neat that you well skirts all the time as well. They make you feel like such a lady, don't they? :)

    Obviously, I think it goes without saying that a woman can at times look feminine in some cut of pants, but of course she would be even more so in a skirt or dress, as these articles of clothing are distinctly feminine, and are only worn by females.

    You said: "We need to be careful to 1)base our opinions on Scripture, 2) and not on what man has to say ABOUT Scripture, 3) not to enforce our personal preference upon others as a rule, and 4) to make sure that we are not making choices for young women that should be made for themselves or by their parents (or husbands)."
    I agree wholeheartedly with what you said in number 1. That's exactly what this man pointed out in his sermon. He stressed that point very clearly. Also, I can't completely agree with #2. God gives the gift of teaching, preaching, etc. to people so that they can help others to better understand what the Scriptures say. Of course, we must be careful so that we are not somehow deceived by what one of the preachers, etc. says, if it's unBiblical. Our rulebook is God's Word-not what a particular preacher may say. But if that preacher bases his teachings solely on God's Word and His Word alone(i.e. not on his own opinions, etc.), then we must obey what that man has taught, for it's what the very Scriptures say. The pastor in his sermon said the very thing you said in #3! I agree with you and with him on this. Only what God's Word says goes. Not what we want it to say, wish it said, etc. But what it really says. And as to #4, I was not trying to make choices for anyone! I was simply desiring to help other women and young ladies understand why I dress the way I do, as I'm sure some of them were wondering. And the second reason for my posting this sermon, was to edify them in the Scriptures, as to what these passages are teaching. I was not trying to force anyone to wear exclusively dresses or skirts, I wasn't trying to make their decisions for them, I was simply posting this sermon to be a help and edification to them. That's all I'm called on by God to do. What He does with what I or someone else has taught is up to Him. Only He can change someone's convictions, as He did with mine. It's not up to me, but up to Him, and what He chooses to do in someone. If I ever came across as someone wanting to shove my beliefs on this subject done someone's throat, then I'm very sorry, and I wholeheartedly pray that you accept my apology. For, this is not what I was intending to do, I assure you! :)

    I wanted to thank you again so much for leaving your comment. I know that you were not trying to be arguementative, and you most certainly did not come across that way at all! :) I always welcome people to post comments if they have differing views, and I'm very glad you posted your comment! I hope you continue to post comments in the future! :)

    May the Lord richly bless you, Lynne!

    In Christ alone,

  23. Dear Rebekah,

    Thank you for your kind response! No, I did not at all think you were trying to shove your beliefs down anyone's throats! :) I myself have a bent toward legalism, though, and am constantly struggling to find the balance between opinion and conviction -I am a little older than you are (only a little :), and, in the spirit of Titus 2, I only wanted to encourage you to be very wary of such a sin! :) In my opinion, you have not committed it.

    Bless you for standing so firmly in your beliefs, and for your kindness in your answers to these timely questions. May the Lord continue to teach you His ways, and to guide you down the path of righteousness as you admonish other young women, and as you prepare for the glorious calling of a wife and mother.


  24. Lynne,

    Thank you so so much for your kind response! I wanted to let you know that I'm currently working on a post in response to another part of your comment(which I didn't respond to here in the comment section). This post will be published on Monday, so please be on the lookout for it!

    Thank you again for your kind and loving words-what a blessing they were to receive. :)

    The Lord's richest blessings to you, dear sister in Christ!


  25. While I don't agree with that preacher on WHY we should wear skirts/dresses only, I do only wear skirts and dresses because of the modesty issue.

  26. Mrs. W.,

    Hi! It's so great to see you here on my blog! Thanks for your comment; I hope you continue to come back and comment often! :)

    I personally think that his arguement is a very good one. And, yes, it's so true that skirts and dresses are more modest than pants. I feel so much more modest and virtuous in a skirt or dress.

    Have a blessed day!! :)


  27. Hi

    I have been reading a lot of your blog along with maidens of worth and I had a few questions. I talked to my mom about this but she said that she thought my clothes were modest(I do wear pants.)The only problem is that I wear the same clothes as every one else. So why would those clothes be modest on me and not them? So that would make my clothes not modest right? Well I have been looking at pictures of your dresses and I love the long flowy ones. So I showed them to my mom but she said they looked old fashioned. I would love to wear something like that. Now I always have to worry when I bend over about my pants. Also I am always pulling up my shirts. I have looked up a lot of verses in my bible and have been praying about it. So if you could give me a little advice I would be so grateful.

    PS one of my worst fears is what people would think of me. I know that is aful but it is true.

  28. Hi Rebekah,

    I found your blog by following your comment on Anna Naomi's blog as I was impressed to see a thoughtful young woman who feels called to wear only skirts and dresses.

    As a Christian man living in the UK, where secular values have become very widespread, I sometimes fear that I may never find a wife, as I could not marry a woman who wore pants (which we call trousers...) as I'm convicted that Deuteronomy 22:5 tells us that it's wrong to do so, and there are very few Christians who share my, and your, interpretation of that verse in my country :-(.

    I do have a question for you: you advised another person who commented here could wear pants or tights under her skirts. But surely this is still wearing a bifurcated garment, even if it's invisible as it's largely or wholly concealed by the skirt?

    Please be assured I don' mean to criticise, but rather to understand.

    God bless!


  29. Dear Rebekah,
    It was truely refreshing reading through you posts here. Also the fact that at a very young age you are so devoted to your Lord goes to show the sort of thoughtful, considerate upbringing you've had. I came to know your blog through Mrs Anna t.'s Blog "domestic Felicity" and am really glad that I decided to take a look, because what I found was truely inspirational!!. Keep up the good work.

    Rebekah, I would like to invite you to visit my blog "Help the Truth" and give me your opinions regarding what I'm doing (actually you have to visit it first to see for yourself what I'm trying to do. It may help if you read my 3 posts that I contributed to "domestic felicitie's FAQ part).

    It would also be a great idea if you could tell others about what is being done in my blog so that everyone can contribute and take part.

    To give a snippet of what its all about:

    I've started reading the Quran (holy book of the Moslems)from an objective point of view and so far I've found many ineresting things, especially references about Judaism and Christianity, Mary and Jesus Christ which I'm sure you'll find surprising and very interesting. My point is that I dont want my research to be an individual one but rather a group work with helps and inspirations from open-minded God fearing people as yourself which would hopefully lead to a better understanding. I was planning to write about both Islam and Judaism but as I found Anna's blog a most significant contribution to orthodox Judaism I decided to start with the Quran, focusing first on what it has to say about the two major religions of our world, namely Judaism and Christianity and also some of the similarities and differences which I would like to thnk about and analyse.

    sorry for taking up all you comments part, but I really need the help of people like you.

    May the Lordbless you and hoping to see you at my blog.

  30. Hi, my name is Victoria
    I ran across this site today and I found it quite fun to read. I wear only skirts and dresses because I do believe it is the closest way to please God acording to dress and I have an automatic christian testimony to people who see me around or (in a store though they may have no idea who I am). There are SO MANY arguments and twists that satan gets people caught up into but a truly saved person has a witness with the Holy Spirit in them to know right from wrong even down to dress. All are sinners and I am a sinner SAVED BY GRACE so I wont point and say a person is not saved because of what they wear but I will say it does show there age in Christ or their spirituality at that time. We should dress modest because we love God. That is the bottom line to everything that we do, every moment of our lives. And God says that if we love Him to keep his commandments... So its up to the individual, do you love God? Then dress like it, along with everything else, but here is a secret... You wont be perfect, but Jesus died to make us perfect in Him. So when you fail no matter what the failure may be, get back up! God is the Great physician! He will heal and forgive you whether others do or not. He loves you! Love Him back with your life!

  31. Im surprised no one added the symbols used on restrooms. The mens clearly has a "pants" silhouette, and the womens has a "skirt/dress" silhouette.

    It seems no one has commented in a long time but it still seemed interesting even a year late when i ran into it.

    God Bless, brothers and sisters in the faith...


Hi!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Please come back often. Thank you for your comment as well; your input is always most welcome! Even if you disagree with something, I encourage you to leave a comment; I just ask that you do so in a loving and Christ-like manner.

God bless you!

~Rebekah S.