September 23, 2013

To God be all the glory and honor and praise…


Sadly, this advertisement is set up in front of a cathedral in Vienna. Consider this when you prepare for worship on Sunday mornings.

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July 18, 2013

The New Barely There Modesty

Update: It has been brought to my attention that the pastor described in this article is actually now a “former pastor.” Please note this correction.

There seems to be this weird new drift in the concept of Christian modesty. Perhaps it’s just a non-theology reaction to truly poor theology; but, whatever it is, it’s growing…especially in the “relevant” crowd. In other words, the people who seem to support this new “barely there …

August 22, 2012

The Idol of Modesty?

Tonight, I noticed a group of young people discussing whether or not Christians today focus too much on modesty…perhaps turning the whole concept into an idol.  I sensed that perhaps many of them didn’t really “get” the point of modesty, but they still had a few valid concerns. We are a very creative people. We sinfully put all sorts of things before God. We can make an idol out of …

July 9, 2012

Help! Can’t You Just Tell Me What to Wear?

Hi Stacy,

I appreciated this article, but I’m still feeling confused about the whole subject. Everyone seems to have a major difference of opinion on what is modest (Soul Surfer is a good example), so how do we as a family choose a standard and stick to it?

Do you think strapless is ok if there’s no cleavage? What about skirt length? Do your girls ever wear shorts?

My daughters are getting …

July 7, 2012

Training a Modest Heart: A Note to Parents on the Modesty of their Daughters

Technically, just as an inanimate object can be neither sinful nor virtuous, it’s impossible for an article of clothing to be modest or immodest. Both sin and modesty reside in the heart of man, not on a shelf or a clothing rack. However, since whatever is on the inside eventually shows up on the outside, our choices communicate something; and, good or bad, they affect others.

A modest Christian woman is …

May 19, 2012

Teaching the Younger Women in Your Life…

Admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. (Titus 2:4–5)

In Titus 2, we older women are instructed to teach the younger women the following seven things (over the next few weeks, each of the following topics will turn into live links). The job isn’t given to men; …

February 25, 2012

Modesty Promotes Friendship


An excerpt from the New and Revised version of Raising Maidens of Virtue.

Even though the Apostle Paul makes the principle clear in 1 Timothy 2:8 that women are to “adorn themselves in modest apparel,” and even though older women are instructed to teach the young women in their lives “to be discreet and chaste” (Titus 2:4–5), too often, the subject of modesty is either treated as a legalistic, optional …

April 12, 2011

Part 2 of Beaches, Bikinis, and…Bibles?

If you haven’t read Part 1, please click HERE first!

Part 2 of Beaches, Bikinis, and…Bibles?

By Carmon Friedrich

Last night, I took my daughter to a movie that has been heavily promoted by Christian outlets (you can read a positive review by Focus on the Family’s PluggedIn Online here, along with some of their caveats), and praised by Christian friends. Soul Surfer is the story of Bethany Hamilton, a …

April 11, 2011

Soul Surfer: Beaches, Bikinis, and…Bibles?

The following review refers only to the Hollywood movie, Soul Surfer. It is not a critique of the real Bethany Hamilton, her testimony, or her ministry to others.

Soul Surfer, the popular new movie produced by secular group TriStar Pictures, is all the rage this week. Heavily marketed to Christians, the film tells the dramatic story of 13-year-old Bethany Hamilton (played by 17-year-old AnnaSophia …

September 24, 2010

Train up a child in the way of a…prostitute?

I am heartbroken for the little girls out there who are not only unprotected, but exploited – even by their own parents.

I was absolutely apalled today when I read the following article, which included a video of 7-year-old girls at a dance competition! They were dancing to bump and grind music, in red and black stripper bikinis,  gyrating for the crowd:

“The signs are all there: The hip-grinding come-ons. Legs kicked up to the ear. Skin-baring lingerie. This particular video …