Fashion Design – Intelligent Design

| December 15, 2014

As she walks in the room, you pause your discussion, every attribute of her unique character diverting your attention. There is no particular point of emphasis in the picture she presents, though she is a purposeful arrangement of colors, contours, and textures. None of it is self-referential, but rather an introduction which piques your interest […]

Announcing a New Webinar: Reclaiming Beauty

| August 8, 2012

A New Look at How to Glorify God in Your Body What is beauty? Some say beauty fits in a size 0. Some say beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Some say beauty is only skin deep. Some say beauty is only a quality of the heart. Some say beauty is truth. Some say […]

Flesh Parades, Doug Wilson and Cinematic Nudity

| April 9, 2012

Douglas Wilson has some good things to say here about some of the issues upstream of the modesty debate, which echoes the concerns I raised in my article ‘Slutwalk and the Negation of Feminine Sexuality.‘ Wilson also helpfully reminds us that when a woman reveals too much flesh, it is often not because she has […]

Modesty Helps Women Be Friends

| August 6, 2011

This piece from the National Catholic Register has to be one of the best articles I’ve ever read on reasons for modesty, highlighting one I don’t think many of us consider…but one that is nevertheless very important: our relationships with other women. Though each woman may have different ideas about exactly what it means to […]

Should 40-something moms dress like their daughters?

| July 28, 2011

From Mariette Ulrich at Mercatornet: When it comes to fashion advice, it seems the young are leading the way. The study of more than 300 mothers and daughters found that adolescent girls have a powerful influence on the make-up, clothes and hairstyles chosen by their mothers…. The desire to look one’s best isn’t new or […]

Why Do We Let Girls Dress Like That?

| March 24, 2011

The Wall Street Journal published a thought-provoking article this weekend, wondering out loud as to why today’s mothers-of-teenagers allow their daughters to dress and act like the Paris Hiltons of the world. With surprising honesty and clarity, the author admits that feminism might be to blame: “We are the first moms in history to have […]

Combating Feminism

| October 7, 2010

After my tubal ligation, and experiencing profound sadness for having a procedure that took my fertility away, I began studying the history behind the birth control movement. I found that the seeds of birth control were rooted in the soil of feminism. I also found that birth control was a stepping stone to abortion. Birth control had […]

“Too much skin,girl. Too much skin”

| August 2, 2010

Here’s an article with some excellent reminders on why modesty is so important: Ladies and gentlemen, I exhort you to dress in such a way that does not capture anyone’s gaze, but actually gives others something else, besides your attire, to think about. Discretion is a godly trait. At times, it is better to exercise self-control, by […]

Modesty-A Journey of the Heart Part 2

| June 30, 2010

What does it mean to dress modestly? As a teenager, I was made aware of a desire in some Christian circles to return to the modest dress. Modesty means different things to different people. There are those who feel certain colors are okay to wear but others are considered too flashy. Some only wears skirts […]

The Beauty of Chastity: What is Biblical Beauty? (Part 2)

| June 20, 2010

If you haven’t read Part 1 of The Beauty of Chastity begin HERE What is biblical beauty? Biblical beauty and how it pertains to chastity is often misunderstood. We seem to see one extreme attitude or the other. While one side appears to obsess over outward beauty, vainly (and often carelessly) taking pride in this […]

Modesty and attractiveness

| April 20, 2010

You should not judge a book by its cover. That is true. And if you have time in the library to browse and read the back flap or half a chapter, you will often come home with an amazing book even though the cover didn’t really promise much. But how often do you have time […]

The Clothing of Spiritual Beauty

| April 5, 2010

Dear ladies, I have a question for you…. What are your clothes saying about you? The type of clothing I am referring to is not something you can purchase at the local mall. It is not trendy and nor is it always comfortable. You cannot find it on the finest racks at Nordstrom’s or even […]

Feminine Appearance for Older Women

| March 23, 2010

What has happened to the concept of “growing old gracefully?” You’ve probably read a lot of “what-is-this-world-coming-to” articles about the unfeminine and immodest appearance of young women, but have you taken a good look at the older women lately? From a distance, most of them cannot be distinguished from old men. The typical “older woman” […]

Dressing Little Girls by Tonya Davis

| March 23, 2010

As anyone with a daughter who wears over a child’s size 6 knows, dressing our young daughters modestly can be a complicated process. The big-name clothing manufacturers apparently believe that up until size 7, girls can wear feminine dresses, sweet pinafores, and comfortable shoes, but when they reach a size 7 and beyond, they are […]

Getting Used to Dresses

| March 23, 2010

If you’ll take some time just to look at old photographs in antique shops or on the web, you’ll see women who spent their lives wearing dresses. No one ridiculed them. Everyone wore dresses or skirts, and they were able to do a wide variety of work, even farming, in them. The few who dared […]