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What Should I Wear?

Tyler was usually trying to imitate and even emulate his older brother James. It was not surprising that things were this way since they were only a couple years apart and did many things together. One day, when he knew that they were both getting ready for church, Father went in to check on Tyler’s […]

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Modesty

Alicia is a member of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. She wrote this essay for the Protestant Reformed Scholarship. A sexy body, skimpy clothes, and tons of makeup cover magazines, television shows, advertisements, and almost every other area where we look. The idea of appearing good is a very popular concept in the […]

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The Modest Role Model

Deborah is a member of Grandville Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. This essay was written for the Federation of Protestant Reformed Young Peoples’ Scholarship. It is becoming increasingly difficult for young women to find decent clothing. Most of the dresses, shirts, and pants that fill the clothing racks of malls and major stores are […]

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A Biblical Perspective on Modesty

John is a member of Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church in Byron Center, Michigan. He wrote this essay for the 2003 Protestant Reformed Young Peoples’ Scholarship. The lack of modesty in dress is an issue that has faced the human race since the fall of Adam and Eve into sin. Nor will the issue disappear […]

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The World’s Greatest Fashion Show

Rachel is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan. This article was written as a senior writing assignment at Covenant Christian High School. I wake up, roll out of bed, and drag my half-awake body over to my collection of clothes that are overflowing my closet. I pull out a pair of […]

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Dressing Modestly

Introduction Why do you pick out and buy the clothes that you wear? When you picked out a bathing suit this spring, why did you pick one and not another? Did you pick one because of how it makes your body look or because you were more concerned about modesty? Does the way you dress […]

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The Idolatry of Immodesty

Bethany is a member of Bethel Protestant Reformed Church in Schaumburg, Illinois. She wrote this paper for a school assignment at Schaumburg Christian School. Magazines capitalize on immodesty to increase their subscriptions. Television networks uncover the body to boost their ratings. Advertisers use it to sell their products. Not only has the body become a […]

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Tulips and Lilies

Linda took out first one dress and then another. Soon her whole closet was on the bed! She wanted to look especially nice today because Mother was taking her along to visit a special friend, but none of her outfits seemed just right. Linda liked to be “grown-up” and pick out her own clothes, but […]

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Dressing for God’s House

As far as I know, there’s no place in the Bible that tells us exactly what is proper attire for the worship services. However, many passages refer to reverence and respect which should serve as a guide as to what we wear in church. In Leviticus 19:30 we read: “Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and […]

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Who Cares What Style They Wear?

Everybody wears clothes.  Everybody wears different kinds of clothes for different reasons.  Teenagers especially like to experiment with the new fashions to be “in.”  But the emphasis put on fashion these days is bad for American teenagers. True, fashion today helps people express themselves—even makes them express their personality.  Certain clothes show how much or […]

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Pants or Dresses?

Dear Rev. Moore, What is your opinion of girls wearing pants to church rather than dresses? To this question we will direct our attention for a short space. This type of question could cause one to get himself into trouble in anyway one chooses to answer it. Hence, I will not give you a straight […]

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Adorning Self with Modest Apparel

(I Tim. 2:9.10) Both Paul and Peter have something to say about how we adorn ourselves as Christians, whether we be men or women, boys or girls in God’s church. The word “adornment” is not a nasty word in the Bible. The word refers to the well-arranged adornment of God Himself when he created the […]

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How Are You Dressed?

Nahum 3:5 — “Behold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of Hosts; and l will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will show the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.” The subject for this article could appear to be a strange one in a magazine for young people. Yet I […]

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Semi-Formal

The following letter came to the undersigned: Dear Schuiler: A question presented itself as a result of our last society meeting. At this meeting the Young Ladies’ Society was asked by our Young Men’s Society if we would like our annual banquet to be semi-formal. The question is: — Would the en­acting of such a […]

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