I am sitting on the floor looking through boxes of old pictures from college and I’m cringing. And not just because college is now fourteen years behind me and the hairstyles were bad (which they were). Picture after picture of revealing dresses and low-cut shirts. I was a Christian, but modesty was not on my radar.
What does it even mean to be emotionally modest? Have you ever been offended or hurt because you felt misled in a friendship with a woman? When you watch romantic comedies do you walk away expecting your husband to be like Joe Actor and love you perfectly and know your every need? Out of your emotions do you seek to emotionally seduce the opposite sex? Emotional modesty is as much as an issue for men as it is for women.
I work at trying to understand and apply the Bible so that it is lived out in my life. So, in reading 1 Tim. 2:9-10 which clearly talks about women’s apparel, what should I wear? At first glance, I’d get rid of any gold or pearls and my one (mother-of-the-bride) dress that I would deem as “costly.” I can twist my hair in a clip as long as I don’t braid it and I can wear…good works. That would be embarrassing.