I’m about to write about something that is very disturbing to me but probably is not to the majority in America today but anyway here it goes…
Last night I saw several young girls standing outside a building wearing very short dresses with low plunging necklines and shorts that were way too short. These girls were also wearing lots of makeup and they were eyeing every young man that came close with yearning, lustful eyes. Was this outside a lounge or bar? No! It was outside a church.
My daughter had invited me and my husband to attend a Sunday night worship service with her family. She and her first husband are divorced and it was his weekend to have the boys so they attended services with him on Easter Sunday morning. She wanted her two boys to attend Easter services with her so since our church was not having evening services we attended a larger non-denominational church in our area.
I was walking beside my very handsome fourteen year old grandson and as we approached a group of girls standing outside laughing and chatting they turned to check him out. He didn’t even notice nor did his younger brother who is equally handsome and eleven years old. I’m thankful for that!
I’m not a prude and I know that it’s normal for young girls to like boys and vice versa but what was so appalling to me was the way they were dressed. They had on very short dresses. The dress length was above their mid thigh and some were barely covering their bottoms and they were about to go in for church services dressed like this. A few of the girls even had on very short shorts.
Appalled means greatly dismayed or horrified and that’s exactly how I felt. No one else seemed to notice but I couldn’t help but wonder…where are these young girls mothers? Where is the father’s or grandmother’s who are not afraid to say…”I think that dress (or shorts) are too short young lady and you’re not leaving the house dressed like that!”
You can call me old fashioned and you would be correct. No, I don’t think girls should wear their dresses down to their ankles or necklines up to their necks but I do think they should dress modestly. These girls should not be dressing provocative with the motive to make men lust after them but that’s exactly what they are doing and they’re doing it on purpose. I find this very distasteful. Someone needs to teach these young ladies the proper way to dress.
And while I’m on the subject…I don’t think any Christian girl should be a Majorette strutting out on the football field on a Friday night with nothing more than a one piece bathing suit shiny and sparkly with nylons, high top boots and lots of thick makeup on. They then gyrate and dance provocatively to pulsating rock music and this is okay with the adults sitting in the stands? Not to me it’s not.
I had a sister in law who kept asking me why our beautiful daughter didn’t go out for Majorette and I hemmed and hawed but I told my husband the next time she asked I was going to tell her the truth…because I didn’t want my daughter dressing like a slut, dancing like a lounge lizard on the football field on Friday night for all the boys and men to drool after. Is that plain enough? The same thing goes for cheerleaders too. Mama’s where are you? Shamefully, most of these girl’s mama’s are born again Believers who attend church every Sunday morning but see nothing wrong with their daughters performing lustful dances on Friday night. No way would they allow them to dance in a lounge but the only difference is the atmosphere or the arena. One is in a dark, smoke filled room with drinks being served, the other is on a field where some of the men have already had a beer or two.
This is what’s wrong with the Church…the Church looks so much like the world the world can’t tell the difference. Wake up Mom and Dad! Teach your family the truth of God’s Word.
I talk to my grandsons fairly often about choosing a Godly young woman to date and one day marry. One afternoon while having this conversation my oldest grandson told me there were no good girls in his high school to date and I thought…how sad. He also said they wear too much makeup.
A few weeks ago he, my husband and I were eating at a restaurant and our little waitress was pretty and friendly. I made the comment that she was interesting looking to which my grandson replied…”she’s wearing too much makeup” and he was right. She had on bright red lipstick. A young girl should never look like she’s posing for Playboy magazine.
I want my three grandsons to marry a girl who has a heart after God and dresses to please Him and not to awaken youthful lust in men. Girls, save that for your husband in the bedroom after marriage…that’s the place to dress like that.
“In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array:” 1 Timothy 2:9 KJV
Timothy admonishes the women to dress in modest apparel. He simply is saying to dress showing regard for decency. This certainly means not to wear a plunging neckline showing everything you’ve got up top or hemline reaching just below your bottom!
After church we went to an Italian restaurant to eat and standing outside was another group of young girls and one had shorts so short you could see her cheeks and I’m not talking about the ones on her face! I was so embarrassed for my husband, son in law and my two young grandsons. It was awful the way these girls were dressed to go out in public and eat at a nice upscale restaurant in the city.
Young ladies, if no one has told you, I’m telling you…watch how you dress.