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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by DorthyMontine, Jun 8, 2006.
As a man, would you like to see Christian women take the issue of 'modest dress' more seriously?
I'm going to say no.
Here's why. Most of the Christian women that I see at church, on campus etc are dressed modestly. Not in burkas, but reasonable. Most of the women that I see dress immodestly, I have no reason to think they are Christians (not based solely on their dress, but on how they act in other ways.)
Most Christian women that I am familiar with do not deliberately wear anything to cause lust, and if they were told that something they were wearing might be problematic, they'd probably quit.
Therefore, I think most of the Christian women I know take dressing modestly serious enough. In fact, I don't know one Chrisitan woman who WANTS to be a sex symbol.
I put "yes, somewhat", because I agree with Nate about my personal experience, but there are some Christian young ladies at other churches (and occasionally come to ours), who could use some modesty.
Some of the young ladies at our church go overboard by wearing jeans under long dresses. The long dresses are for looking like a lady is supposed to (according to them), but the jeans are so they can still be active.
You cannot enforce someone to participate in a relationship with God. All Christians have a personal relationship with God and grow differently in that relationship. A persons dress should be directed by their own understanding of what God requires of them. By dictating that to people, they are not growing because of what God is doing in their lives so it is futile.
Ben W said " You cannot enforce someone to participate in a relationship with God."
that reminds me of the age old saying of "you can lead a horse to water - but you can't make him drink" - i've heard the following lately "you can lead a horse to water - but you can't make him drink - but you can salt his oats"
what do you think that means?