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    Are You Setting The Right Example For Others When You Wear “Sexy” Clothes?

    As God’s daughter, you’re expected to be the leader in your circle of influence. It’s your responsibility to impact the lives of others in a positive way. You’re an Ambassador for God and all that you do and say should show that The Holy Spirit lives inside of you.

    So here’s a question for today. Is it okay to dress sexy and still be a Christian?

    Dictionary.com defines “sexy” the following way:

    • concerned predominantly or excessively with sex
    • sexually interesting or exciting
    • radiating sexuality

    So what does this mean? When you dress in a provocative manner, you’re allowing the world to look at you in a sexual way. You’re inviting impure thoughts and you’re influencing other girls, directly or indirectly, to engage in ungodly behavior.

    Many girls may say that they aren’t responsible for the thoughts or behavior of other people. Well, that’s only true to an extent.

    Jesus said to His disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come” (Luke 17:1.)

    We are very much our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers! If you knowingly dress in a way that God disapproves of and others follow your example, then are you being the leader that God has called you to be?

    You’re God’s daughter! This means that you’re holy and God expects you to present yourself in a holy manner.

    Brothers and sisters, because of God’s compassion toward us, I encourage you to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, dedicated to God and pleasing to him. This kind of worship is appropriate for you. Don’t become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants—what is good, pleasing, and perfect. (Romans 12:1-2)

    Short shorts, mini shirts and barely visible shirts are not appropriate attire for Christians.

    Now, it IS appropriate to dress nicely. It IS okay to present yourself in a well-groomed and attractive manner. It IS okay to want to appear attractive to boys. However, you’re much more beautiful when you dress in a way that emphasizes your Godliness.

    After all, if Christians dress inappropriately, then what are we teaching the rest of the world?

    What are your thoughts, ladies?

    Aysha Ives
    Aysha Ives loves God with her whole heart and has a desire to help hurting people. With a Masters Degree in Psychology, she combines her education and experience with her love for God to help people live whole and fulfilled lives. Aysha is an Author, Mental Health Provider, Youth Church Teacher, and the mother of one gifted little boy whom she absolutely adores. Aysha is honored to be able to share her love of God with Project Inspired readers. Aysha is also the author of God Cares About Your Stuff: How To Believe For Tomorrow When Things Look Utterly, Completely, And Totally Impossible Today, released February 2013- Available at Amazon.

    107 COMMENTS

    1. Amen! During the summer I’m usually the only one that isn’t wearing suuuuper short shorts! They’re so short that their butt hangs out! I can’t stand it! The have to present themselves this way so they can show off to every guy vs waiting until you get married! The worst part is when you have friends that dress this way…..:( You want to say something w/o hurting them. Its so hard! And then you get jealous of their body and start hating yourself:( But thankfully, I know that God loves me the way I am<3 🙂

    2. To me, I think dressing Modestly is the best option. Afterall, Modest in Hottest. You dont need to wear short shorts and tank tops to stay cooler in the summer. I Wear, if not a skirt, shorts that are down to just above or blow my knee, and a tshirt. Sometimes, I will wear a skirt to about my knees and a tank top with a light shawl or something over the top. Or just wear a summer dress. YOu can always find modest clothes to wear.

    3. In my school you have to do this “Test” when you are buying bottoms. When you stand straight with your arms to your side your fingertips should not touch any skin. I think this is a good way to figure whether your shorts are too short or just right.

        • “Modest is Hottest” is simply a christian girl slogan that is pretty much saying that it’s more attractive (at least to the right kind of guy, maybe not secular, worldly guys tho.), to dress modestly (and act modestly actually) instead of provocativly

    4. I always feel self-conscious whenever I have to wear short shorts for PE. I usually wear leggings under my PE uniform and under shorter dresses. It makes me feel more comfortable, and it’s nice and modest, the way I like it 🙂

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