Thanks so much for all of the support and encouragement you all have given us through this series! We just thought it would be fun to photograph ourselves since we dress up every day and it’s turned into a party.
I have gotten so many great questions since we started that I thought I’d stop and answer a few today.
1. When did you start teaching your girls about modesty?
God started me down a path toward modesty when my oldest was only 3, so the girls have always dressed modestly and we have always talked about it. I do think it’s important to talk as a family about clothing and how we make our choices. Because our children understand why we believe in being modest and feminine they are open to my opinion about their clothes and I rarely have to put my foot down about anything they want to wear. Communication is the key!
2. What do you do about sports?
Our family is not a sport family, but of course we do things that are active and no one wants their skirt flying up. Each girl has some pants that we wear at home when we are gardening, painting, building, etc. We wear longer tops over them to keep more covered, but we can easily move around without risking exposure. (yikes!)
If you think outside the box, there’s always a cute way to make something more modest.
3. What do you do for pajamas?
I love a pretty nightgown, but I hate to spend money on pajamas! So we basically wear long pajama pants and big t-shirts. The thing we are very careful of when it comes to pajamas is that they aren’t see-through or clingy. Often actual pajamas can be too sheer, so it’s easier to just wear t-shirts. We want to respect that even though it’s just at home, we still need to be covered and modest.
4. What about your sons?
a. We expect our boys to be modest also. They don’t go shirtless or wear short shorts. They tuck their shirts in (most of the time) and wear a belt. It’s just good manners.
b. We teach our boys about modesty for girls. They need to understand why we make our choices and how it affects them. Also, they will be husbands and father one day (Lord willing!) and they will lead a family. They need to understand how their parents make decisions.
5. Do you have any affordable sources for modest clothing?
It’s always exciting to find good sources for modest clothing. Or even other blog posts, or maybe you have written about it. So I thought I’d start a group Pinterest board where we can all contribute! If you want to pin on this board, leave me a comment with your Pinterest link and I will add you. I’d love to see what you find!
If you don’t want to contribute, you can still follow the board for some great ideas!
**I’ve gotten a lot of questions about swimwear. I will do a whole post on that soon. It’s a challenge to be sure!**
If you have any questions or even some of your own thoughts I’d love to hear. Plus, if you haven’t done it already….there are lots of great tips other readers have left in the comments of each post, so if you’re in the mood you might like going back and reading through them.
Check out the rest of this series in our Embracing Modesty Gallery!
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