March 8th, 2010
Is there still a thing called immodest behavior?
If we look at pop culture, movies, celebrity lifestyles, there isn’t much left of modesty. Anything goes.
Do we still teach “decent behavior”, especially between the opposite sexes, to our children? I was talking to a friend today about how to teach modesty to our girls, and what the standards are of modesty. How careful should our girls be?
Is it appropriate for a girl to call a boy? To ask him for a date?
Is it decent for high schoolers to be kissing in the hallways at school?
Is it immodest for a girl and boy to study in his dorm room by themselves, even if they are just “friends”?
Is it unseemly for a girl to lie on the couch with boys around?
How do we teach the difference between a little coquettishness and outright lewdness?
What do you think? What ideals would you want your daughters to follow?