“Finding JOY in the Morning is giving away the book Emotional Purity: An affair of the Heart. Just for writing about it on your blog and leaving a comment HERE you can be entered in the drawing. Drawing ends October 30th.”
The book Emotional Purity: An Affair of the Heart is one that I have not read, but intend to search out! Teaching our children and grandchildren the value of purity is top priority and much neglected in many homes today.
Thanks Loni for sharing this opportunity with us!
Loni, of “Joy in the Morning”, has chosen the following timely message:
“We women must realize how visual men are, and because of that we should wear modest clothes. Not because we don’t have the right to wear what we want, but for the benefit of the spiritual life of our brothers in Christ.“
~ Heather Arnel Paulsen ~
An Affair of the Heart
This goes with something I hear frequently on the Focus on the Family radio program. I will tell you right up front, I was brought up to dress modestly. My mother made almost everything I wore. But I also learned by example. Coming from a heritage of godly women, I was blessed beyond measure by the examples that were set before me. I am thankful for each of my grandmothers, my mother, as well as her sisters.
It was difficult in bringing up girls to keep them in line with what I believed to be appropriate. Pressure to “show more” than necessary is everywhere you turn. Teaching them that “showing more” tells a lot about the inside of the person. It is apparent to me, that some women seem unaware of the “disturbance” their clothing or rather, lack of, causes. I say that simply because every part of the world is different and hold a different view on such things. I cannot judge their heart. Only God can do that. He can speak to our hearts with such tenderness and mercy that we immediately know “what–and how”. I feel “convicted”, if I can use that term, of shirts or dresses that I feel are too revealing. This “conviction” stems from the way I was raised. I am glad of it though. Every woman has not had that “advantage”.
Girls, we can be cute….and STILL be modest! It may take some searching through the garments on the racks….but it can be done!!
I cannot say anything else that hasn’t already been said….and very well said might I add! Visit each participant from Loni’s site.