Whenever an article about conservative or modest dress is published, I rejoice! I rejoice because not only does it validate a message I so long to proclaim, but it also validates the choice and convictions of thousands of sisters around the world. Kelli sent me a USA Today article link that features a sister in the LORD, Wendy, who has the Wendy’s Modest Dress website.
I’ve had the pleasure of writing to Wendy many times over the years –first “meeting” her online when I was a member of an email list for women that dealt primarily with conservative family life issues. She then went on to start an online sewing business and then to forming an email list of like-minded sisters. I say “like-minded,” because not all Christian women see the matter of modest, feminine dress as an imperative of Scripture. It’s as if the issue of modesty totally eludes the church, generally speaking, today. Further, not many see headcovering as an essential or doctrinal issue or mandate. I’ve so appreciated Wendy’s gentle nonconfrontational stance and approach to the matter.
And while the article pertained largely to headcovering, articles such as the USA Today article and “mainstream” books on the topic of modesty are tremendous boosts for the exposure and endorsement of the huge necessity of modest dress. Could societies’ ill be cured with modest dress? Probably not, but certainly if the “church” were to take this matter seriously, the world would see a difference and instead of the church clamouring to look like the world, the world just might begin to take seriously that there is a difference –that Jesus does make a difference and the Bible truly is the light unto our path. Instead, because “the church” tends to make no changes –live no different from the world, the world sees no need of God in their lives and “the church” flows on in apparent hypocrisy.
I have a page of articles on modesty and modest, feminine dress along with lots of links for dressmakers and modest clothing sites.