Dear daughter, please believe me that you’re beautiful

| July 18, 2014

Dear Daughter, I hope you never notice the magazine rack at the supermarket. I hope you never see the billboards on the highway or the ads on the side of the city bus. I hope you never learn about Hollywood and the fashion industry. I hope you never listen to pop music. I hope you […]

Equally Valuable, Purposely Different

| April 25, 2014

By Bethany from GirlDefined The world says that Girls can’t. We know that girls can. We’ve proved to the world that girls can rock, girls can be strong, girls can rap, girls can be funny, girls can play the lead and girls can run the show. You just have to be courageous and challenge the […]

Be Rude

| March 10, 2014

As a young teen, Marie Antoinette came from the cozy family atmosphere of the court of her mother the Empress of Austria to marry the heir to the French throne. Morals were lax at the French court and Marie Antoinette’s higher standards made her plenty of enemies, especially when she snubbed Madame Du Barry, her […]

Don’t Be A Bathsheba

| February 21, 2014

  From Single, Young, Christian, Mom Don’t be the Bathsheba meaning don’t be a sexual temptation or a bad example of beauty for others. I’ve been thinking and praying a lot lately about how we as women deal with beauty.  Beauty is a battle in and of itself. Every woman longs deeply to have a beauty […]

No, Women Don’t Make Less Money Than Men

| February 1, 2014

By Christian Hoff Sommers and the Daily Beast It’s the bogus statistic that won’t die—and president deployed it during the State of the Union—but women do not make 77 cents to every dollar a man earns. President Obama repeated the spurious gender wage gap statistic in his State of the Union address. “Today,” he said, […]

The Democratization of Beauty

| January 3, 2014

“Mention plastic surgery and the more judgmental among us immediately rattle off a list of traits its devotees probably share: vanity, frivolousness, narcissism, low self-esteem. We imagine shallow socialites or vain movie stars desperately trying to forestall the ravages of time. But in fact, cosmetic surgery is not an industry built on vanity alone, but […]

Feminist Pioneers Out To Destroy Your Daughters

| December 20, 2013

Columnist Ross Douthat has stirred up a hornet’s nest by commenting on a new study suggesting that being the parent of a girl may nudge people toward the Republican party. Douthat speculated that watching daughters cope with a “social landscape in which sex has been decoupled from marriage,” and in which young men cruise through […]

Quirks of the Fairer Sex Which Ought Not be So

| December 3, 2013

My Dear Sisters, My friend, Bria, has very kindly given me the opportunity to write several things to my sisters in Christ. I’m going to take this opportunity to affirm some things she’s written, as well as submit several more points for your consideration. It is my prayer that you will hear me speak as […]

Michelle Duggar on Teaching Her Daughters About Modest Dress

| October 20, 2013

When the girls are little, they’re jumping and playing and not even thinking about modesty. It’s good because that’s the way children should be. As a parent I would have to remind them, let’s not stand upside down on your head in that chair because you want to practice being ladylike. And they look at […]

Living out Biblical Principles: A Young Woman’s Prayer of Chastity

| September 6, 2013

From Stacy McDonald at Your Sacred Calling, I have made a covenant with my body to be discreet and chaste; why then should I flaunt myself before men? Does God not see my ways and count all my steps (Job 31:1,4)? Has He not said that marriage is honorable among all (Hebrews 13:4) and that […]

Answering the Shame of Miley Cyrus

| August 29, 2013

Miley Cyrus has a lot of shameful things to say to the world and that is putting it nicely. She is an icon of a soul that is a wasteland and she’s taking others down with her. The Dave Ryan Show reports that, “Miley Cyrus’ controversial performance at the MTV Video Music Awards is now […]

The New Barely There Modesty

| July 18, 2013

There seems to be this weird new drift in the concept of Christian modesty. Perhaps it’s just a non-theology reaction to truly poor theology; but, whatever it is, it’s growing…especially in the “relevant” crowd. In other words, the people who seem to support this new “barely there modesty” concept rarely use Scripture to defend or […]

Kindle Version of Raising Maidens of Virtue Now Available!

| June 1, 2013

“Our world desperately needs to see the beautiful antithesis of the gospel. Christians need to declare to the lost that femininity is a wonderful part of the image of God: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him: male and female created he them” (Genesis 1:27). As […]

Pretty Versus Hot

| April 13, 2013

Spot on: Recently I came across an article called “The Death of Pretty,” in which the author laments our culture’s movement from valuing “pretty” to valuing “hot.” He describes “pretty” this way: “Once upon a time, women wanted to project an innocence. I am not idealizing another age and I have no illusions about the virtues of […]

What Christian Modesty Looks Like

| October 13, 2012

Modest clothing is beautiful. While we each have slightly different perspectives on what is ugly, as Christian women we should try and dress in a way that is beautiful. Not elaborate or decadent or seductive, as I said, but beautiful. Carolyn Mahaney says, “[B]ecause we are created in the image of our Creator, each of […]