Our Parents Suffered Too: Thoughts on Modesty, Purity, and the Culture That Shaped Us

We were extreme. We kissed dating goodbye and fell in love with courtship. We swung the pendulum so far in one direction that we forgot what the middle ground was like. So what is happening next? We swing it the opposite way. We hear the words---.modesty.purity.courtship.---even homeschool---and we run.And then...we blame our parents....more

Why I Choose to Dress Modestly

Skinnies: Ross...more

Clothing: A Woman's Issue?

A prevalent topic in sermons and books for girls is modesty. "Ladies, don't wear shorts that are too short.  Don't wear shirts that come down too low or fit you too tightly.  Be very careful not to tempt boys.  We want to guard their hearts."  And these are usually very good things to teach young girls who are beginning to discover the beauty that God has placed in their physical bodies.  It's a good thing to remind women of all ages.  However, modesty is usually the extent of our Christian discussions about clothes....more

Common Sense and Respect vs. Blame and Shame

When my daughter came out to talk to me the other day, she was angry. Not just a little perturbed, not miffed, she was so livid I instinctively reached for the fire extinguisher....more

On modesty and Christian culture

I’m going to open this post with a description of a scene from Mistresses.  Not too long ago an episode aired that featured a moment where Joss--one of the series' main characters--was is in an elevator along with a woman and her son.  The son--a boy of about 10--was staring. Joss was wearing one of her infamous short skirts. The mother decided to make a comment.Mother: Get a longer skirt.Joss: Get a taller child....more

Modest, adj./Modesty, n.

There has been so much discussion among Christian circles lately about modesty, and Mormon circles have been no exception.  Actually, here’s a funny story about that: One of the hot topics of late has been Jessica Rey’s anti-bikini video (otherwise known as the video is which she promotes her own swimwear line), which many of my Mormon friends have shared on facebook.  But the irony is that by traditional, cultural Mormon standards the outfit that Jessica Rey is wearing in that video is...more

Filter? What Filter?!

There comes a time in every parent's life when one realizes they've completely lost any trace of modesty they may have ever had. For me, that happened back during my first pregnancy, when several bescrubbed individuals, peering under a sheet at the end of a stretcher, became a mundane occurrence.I thought I had reached the pinnacle of my immodesty when I was pregnant with twins, or after I was filleted like a flounder, or when I had to have a nurse assist me with placing my newborn twins on my - well, never mind......more

FAQs About Thrifting

 Blogs have made thrifting  (and the term) popular and trendy. You can’t go two clicks without someone boasting about their thrifted treasures (yes, I include myself in that group)....more

Best Modest Red Carpet Dresses at the 2012 Golden Globes

Fact: I grew up with out a television. I still don’t have a television, but I have a computer and an iphone. I’m not missing out.Fact: I’ve never seen the Oscars,  Grammys, or any other awards because of fact number one. Because of the latter portion of fact number one I tend to find out all info as it’s happening (but let’s be honest; it’s not THAT important)....more

Modest Solution: A Slip Shop (Part 1)

Happy, Happy....NEW YEAR!...more