I am sure some parents are still talking with their children about saving themselves (remaining a virgin) until marriage (another topic to write about ), but how many parents are discussing dressing modestly?
If we do not discuss dressing modestly or covering up certain body parts with our daughters, then we are leaving it to the world to show them how to dress.
We can't leave it to the stores, media, or society in general to say what is appropriate and what is not.
We, as parents, must say "if your fingertips are touching your thigh, then that skirt is too short." "Don't have your breasts showing, change that blouse."
It may have to come to buying a bigger size and having it alter so the dress or skirt will not be too short.
Just as important, we need to have those discussions that we don't want young men and older men attracted to them for the wrong reason. (Save "showing your body" for your husband.)
We should have conversations such as this:
"Men/ males are turned on by sight, females help them out. If you are showing breasts, thighs, buttocks, curves, etc., how will you know that the males are attracted to who you really are, your inner selves vs. your bodies?"
Parents, let us help our daughters by having these appropriate clothing conversations.
Start today with discussing dressing modestly.
Some areas of clothing to discuss:
Short skirts/ shorts
Low cut blouses
Dresses that cling to every curve
Jeans/pants that cling to every curve
A scripture to meditate on 1 Timothy 2:9:
"And I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes." (New Living Translation)
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