“…women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel,
with modesty and self-control…”
1 Timothy 2:9
Why doesn’t the church address the issue of modesty?
On more than one occasion, I have pondered this question while sitting through church services that couldn’t swing a G-rating due to the amount of skin being flashed by the female members in attendance. The only answer I can come up with is that too many church leaders have neglected to take their calcium supplements, thereby weakening their spines to the extent that they are unable to address a topic about which many women are prone to get rather defensive, but that’s just my personal theory. ;)
In the following video, Randy Alcorn offers a more gracious answer. He addresses the stumblingblock that immodesty in the church places before men of all ages and challenges women to consider how they can better love their brothers in Christ by rethinking their wardrobe (as well as the full-frontal hug–another aspect of church life that puzzles me). While many would scoff at the content of Alcorn’s advice, let me encourage you to sincerely consider what he has to say. He is not overstating the dangerous temptations which spring from immodesty.
Here are the resources by Nancy Leigh Demoss that Randy Alcorn recommended:
“Free to Be Modest” (transcript)
Illustration: Mario Alberto Magallanes Trejo