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Whatever Happened to Modesty?

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Whatever Happened to Modesty?

On A Pentecostal Minister’s Forum, I found a thread about Modesty from an unexpected source. I went to the link, read the article and wanted to share a couple of it’s comments here.

It’s by Michael Hyatt of Thomas Nelson Publishers. His company is publishing Brittany Spears mother’s book.

He is the Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S.

After watching a MTV awards show he asks:

“Where are these girls fathers? Has anyone ever taught them the concept of modesty?”

He then give us his thoughts about modesty.

Here they are: “Four Guidelines for Modesty”:

  1. If you have trouble getting into it or out of it, it is probably not modest.
  2. If you have to be careful when you sit down or bend over, it is probably not modest.
  3. If people look at any part of your body before looking at your face, it is probably not modest.
  4. If you can see your most private body parts or an outline of those parts under the fabric, it is probably not modest.

If you think these guidelines are helpful, you might want to pass them along to the young women you know. Evidently, not many are getting the message elsewhere.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

May 15, 2010 at 12:59 am

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  1. So sad that you can walk into our Pentecostal churches and see all of these represented on our girls… and women too!

    Pamella Lemieux

    May 15, 2010 at 10:35 am

  2. If you are feeling the breeze more on certain parts of your body, it probably means you need cover. Good blog.

    Marian June Davis

    May 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm

  3. Along with modesty, how about the young men and older men as well that run around looking like slobs. I would never go to the store with shorts and a wrinkled t-shirt with flip flops. It looks so unprofessional. I would feel embarrassed. Apparently when one thing declines, then everything begins to decline.

    Vincent Dykes

    May 15, 2010 at 11:37 pm

  4. Great post, I think the most troubling part is the question where is their father? Where was Adam? Where is the watchman on the wall? I am not referring to the pulpit, but the Father…. too many fathers have abdicated their responsibility to others. Great post… thanks for the voice of wisdom and reason.

    lance meyers

    May 16, 2010 at 11:03 am

  5. If there is more material in your shoe laces, you need new clothes. It is truely sad when we see holly wood in the church.


    May 16, 2010 at 10:07 pm

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