Agree or Disagree: We can talk about modesty without making people feeling guilty


Agree or Disagree: We can talk about modesty without making people feeling guilty

This was an interesting conversation posted on Rachel Held Evans. It was a question posted about talking to your children about modesty. 

Sometimes when there is a discussion about modesty, it can bring up different emotions. Some get defensive, some feel a sense of superior, and sometimes there is a sense of guilt and condemnation. The conversation is not always comfortable. It is also very personal. 

The question I ask is when we talk about modesty, whether it be children or adults, can we have this conversation without making anyone feel guilty?

The other question is do we need to discuss modesty more?

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One response to “Agree or Disagree: We can talk about modesty without making people feeling guilty

  1. No.

    People, just from living in their culture, gain a sense of what is culturally appropriate. I’d be utterly shocked I’d anyone thought it’s ok to wear a bikini to a corporate job, or white to a wedding. Context matters, and people are aware of that already.

    Christians talking about “modesty” is only about “look as asexual and virginal as possible” and you can’t do that without shame.

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