December 28, 2010

Greetings and Welcome!

The ribbon has been cut! Since this is the first post on this blog, I feel safe to say that this blog's life has begun. To start off, I think I should state several facts for those of you who have no time to read the "My Faith" and "Vision Statement" tabs at the top of the page:
1. I am a Protestant Christian who is totally sold out for God. I desire to do his will and glorify him in all that I do.
2. I believe that dressing modestly is crucial for all women, especially Christians. The culture of this world does not embrace true modesty, and I want to reclaim it.
1 Timothy 2:9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,
3. I believe that dressing femininely is important for all women, especially Christians. Women are hiding under masculine shells and hoping to appear tough, forceful, and strong. God created women to be uniquely feminine and men to be uniquely masculine. We need to embrace our God given roles.
Deuteronomy 22:5 A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.
4. I strongly believe that dressing fashionably is critical, although not as much as modesty. Many Christians feel that they can never be modest because that would mean dressing in barrels all the time. Yes, a bit of an exaggeration. But, the truth remains: people are turned off by modesty because they feel it is ugly. I am here to proclaim that a woman/girl who is modest and feminine can be much more beautiful and fashionable than that skin baring celebrity on all the magazine covers. I encourage you to push past the potatoe sack mentality and discover that you can be oh so fashionable and oh so modest at the same time.
Now the question on the tip of your tongue is probably, "Why did you start this blog?" When I first became interested in fashion, many of the blogs and books I read were written by non-Christians with no convictions on modesty and femininity. Perplexed and clueless, I attempted to pick through the trash and develop my own sense of style while keeping my convictions. It was really difficult, but I did eventually develop my own style while keeping my convictions on modesty and femininity. When I look back at my experiences, I wish there had been an easier way to learn about fashion. The values of this world are so different from the principles in the Bible. How are Christian ladies suppose to learn how to be fashionable, feminine, AND modest at the same time? It seemed a colossal task. Then, the idea came to me to start a blog. I had learned so much through my experiences, why not pass the ideas to other people? So, I am. 


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Enjoy, and God bless!

4 comments:

Maria said...

I love your sense of style! I just wonder why you think ALL people should be like you? I'd love to email you to talk about it more. Is there any way I can contact you besides comments?

Southern Belle said...

No, all people shouldn't be like me... that would be bad because I am a fallible human being. What I hope to communicate is that people should follow God's will for their lives. I personally believe women should dress modestly, but each person has to seek God's will for his life individually, not relying on the opinions of others, including mine. I started this blog so I could share my views, but by no means is this the way for everyone. Sorry I wasn't clear about that.... thanks for bringing that up, as you're right in saying that the way I choose to go may not be right for everyone.

Maria said...

Than you for clearing that up. :)

Mrs. Modern said...

I stumbled across your lovely blog as I desire to have a repetoire of blogs for my young daughters to read and follow when they "come of age" to use the internet. It looks like you are not currently posting; for this I am saddened to say the least. May the Lord richly bless you as you live for Him and Him alone!
~ Your sister in Christ.

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