I have been thinking recently about modesty and femininity.
1) What is the significance of a feminine, modest woman in a world that applauds a woman who can do everything as well as a man and look just like a man?
2) What makes femininity so important?
I have found myself shrinking back in horror from the stereotype of "frumpy" and "old-fashioned." In a world in which we are constantly surrounded by blatant sensuality I find it easy to grow accustomed to the "acceptable" dress of the day and begin to think that some things aren't so bad. Have you ever found yourself thinking "The guys have to deal with stuff that is so much worse, so why should this be a problem?" I shudder to think of how subtle the enemy is and how quickly I am tricked into believing his lie--the lie that it would be more of a "distraction" to look out of place then to wear something that might be borderline. But are we being influenced by the opinions of today in such a way that we are loosing a significant part of what God created us to be as women.
So what does it mean to be feminine and modest? Is it just the way we dress and carry ourselves, or is it a heart attitude that is manifested through our outward appearance and mannerisms? Is a girl who radiates femininity really more attractive than a girl who is determined to do everything just as well as the boys? I don't think that girls and guys can't enjoy many of the same activities. I enjoy catching a football and learning to shoot a gun with my brothers. But what has happened to the grace and beauty of being a woman?
What does femininity mean to you and how can we regain this "old-fashioned" quality? I would love to hear your thoughts!
2 years ago