Entries in the Category 'Modesty'

Talking to teenagers about s-e-x

May 9th, 2013 / No Comments

“Surveys indicate that four out of five teenagers rarely talk to their parents about sex.” That’s not a surprise to anyone. “Yet most indicate they would like to do so. One of the surveys asked, ‘Whom would you most like to talk to you about sex: teacher, counselor, minister, friends, parents?’ The majority responded, ‘My […]

What is immodest behavior?

March 8th, 2010 / 2 Comments

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 […]

Three things I want my daughters to know

March 5th, 2010 / 1 Comment

I have two daughters. But I have to be honest,  I have not always been intentional about teaching them “womanhood.”  However, I hope that the way I conduct myself as a woman and our occasional talks has taught them some important priorities of being a woman. Here’s what I want my daughters to know about […]


April 13th, 2009 / 8 Comments

Next month I will be speaking to a youth group on the topic of modesty.  I wrote a series on modesty, and had the privilege of interviewing Dannah Gresh for a podcast on “Is the Fashion Industry Sexualizing Our Kids?”. I perused the blogosphere for more perspectives on this topic and came across a few […]

Is the fashion industry sexualizing our girls?

October 20th, 2008 / 4 Comments

Do you love to shop?? Duh, that’s a rhetorical question! My daughter loves to go to the mall – Hollister, Anchor Blue, Forever 21 – you know, all those stores with the cute teen fashions. After a while, they all look the same to me! Have you noticed that the sizes offered are very small? […]

Hear it from the guys about modesty

June 11th, 2008 / 2 Comments

Have you noticed that It doesn’t come off well when we tell our girls to dress modestly? Yes, we’ve been told we are old-fashion, we are too conservative, we don’t know the current styles, we are out of date, everyone else wears it, etc., etc., etc. Girls basically dress to be attractive to boys, right? […]

Saving your kiss

May 4th, 2008 / 6 Comments

A caller on the radio talk show had this question: She was very excited to have landed the lead role in a community theater. The problem is, there is one kiss with the leading man required. Her husband objected to her taking the role. What should she do? When I heard the dilemma, my first […]

Talking to your teen about modesty

April 28th, 2008 / 2 Comments

Imagine this, if you can: Your daughter gets ready to leave the house in an outrageous outfit showing way too much skin, to say the least. You reel on her and yell, “You are not going out of the house like that! You look like a slut. No decent boy will respect you.” Your daughter […]

Modesty starts young

April 24th, 2008 / 9 Comments

When my girls were little, I hear parents with teenage girls who dress with too much skin showing (that’s the nice way of putting it) say with a resigned sigh, “Well, I can’t control what they wear anymore.” At that time, I thought, “I still have control of what my girls wear for about the […]

Moms for modesty

April 23rd, 2008 / 12 Comments

Male high school teachers have a very tough job. I especially feel for their wives. When 17 and 18 year-old girls wear tank tops, tight clothes, and short shorts, do you think the men teachers, even the most moral ones, would notice? How can the wives of the teachers compete with these young beauties? Recently […]