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Man, I’m a bit depressed. I spent quite a bit of time on a post about modesty, and due to some odd occurrance beyond my control, the entire entry decided to delete itself. Here is a new post, re-written, but hopefully like the original.

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably into the blog scene enough to know about this already. However, in case you aren’t, here’s the information on an exciting thing over at The Rebelution (Alex and Brett Harris, Josh’s little brothers). They had girls e-mail them questions about modesty, and boiled them down to about 150 questions. Guys, now it’s your turn. Go to: The Rebelution. Sign up for the survey, and then answer the questions (there are a lot, so it may take more than one sitting). Girls, as of now you can view the questions, or you could just wait till the results come out. I think this could be a great resource for girls to understand how modesty works from a guy’s prespective.

Speaking of modesty, in a weird coincidence (or sovereignly appointed event, to be more precise) my sister Kiera and I were talking about what character traits attract us to the opposite sex. As a sidenote, I love talking to my sister. I thank God (or, really, should) more often thank Him) for giving me such a great sister. We talk about anything–from the serious to the hilarious. I always come away from talking to her refreshed and envigorated to live for Christ, no matter what we’re talking about.

As I thought about the question of what character traits attract me to girls, the issue of modesty kept coming up in my mind. This may seem an outward thing and not a character trait, but I think that it is a modest heart that inspires modest dress. It is not about “rules” of modesty–there is not a law that tells us “the tank top shall not be worn, nor shall the skirt be shorter than the knee.” Modesty should spring from the heart.

I respect modesty in girls so much, for multiple reasons. The first is because it reveals a heart that is considerate of others around them–namely, guys–and that they selflessly put others before themselves. A heart of modesty also requires a squelching of fear of man in a culture that says immodesty in girls is the norm. Additionally, it demonstrates a love for God and for their Christian brothers more than their own time, which they have to spend searching–sometimes unsuccessfully–for modest clothes that are still stylish and feminine. This is something I love about the girls who go to my church. They–without exception–all strive for modest dress that glorifies God and shows care for their brothers.

If you are one of my friends from church who is a girl (the chances of this are unlikely, I know, but still, it needs to be said), thank you so much for your kindness and consideration of your Christian brothers. Know that I respect you so highly for your selfless expression of love. You are an example to me of how to lay your life down in many ways for others.

I think I had some good, witty way of ending this entry, but I’ve forgotten, and it’s floating somewhere in cyberspace.




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