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Disgusted…that’s the first word that comes to mind when I flash back to last night’s Superbowl half time show. I don’t know about you but I wanted to cover over man in the room’s eyes when they were showing the previews.

I just don’t get it! Ladies, do we not think more of ourselves than to walk around half naked? And, yes, I’m referring to more than Beyonce last night.

As a wife, I’m constantly frustrated, not only by the scantily clad women on tv advertising and billboards but by the way women dress when they’re out and about every day. I can just imagine how hard it is being a man and attempting to keep thoughts pure without all the other distractions looming around.

Don’t get me wrong…I’m not asking us to walk around in turtlenecks and skirts down to our ankles. I do, however, believe that there is a happy medium. And don’t give me the, “I can’t find anything that’s cute and modest” speech because I’ve heard it a thousand times. Modest clothes may be a bit harder to find but they’re out there.

I Corinthians 6:19 reminds us that our, “body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you.” Are you dressing like your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit? If Jesus were standing beside you each morning when you get dressed or when you’re dolling yourself up for a date (and He is), how would He feel about your outfit of choice?

I want to encourage you to show yourself some respect and cover it up! If you have to dress a certain way to attract men then I can promise you that those are not the men that you want…and they’re not going to give you the respect you deserve. You are God’s precious child and deserve to be treated as such!

I’m stepping down off of my soap box now but I’d love to know your thoughts on last night’s half time show and/or the way that women dress these days.

Thrifty T

6 Comments

  1. Candy
    Candy02-04-2013

    Good for you for speaking up about this serious subject. Your dad always dreaded the warmer months because of the lack of modest dress even in the church.

    • ThriftyT
      ThriftyT02-07-2013

      Thanks! It’s definitely a touchy subject but one that needs to be talked about.

  2. Trina
    Trina02-05-2013

    I agree. I think that crowd becomes immune to what is around them and doesn’t see that what they are showing off might not like to be seen by everyone. It’s sad that women performers feel a need to be nearly naked to provide entertainment. I don’t remember Michael Jackson ever being disrobed and he was a successful performer.

    • ThriftyT
      ThriftyT02-07-2013

      You’re exactly right Trina, and what a great point about Michael Jackson.
      Sadly we’ve become immune to many things that just aren’t acceptable.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Joey
    Joey02-05-2013

    I have a little different view, but keep in mind I love models and clothes and stuff like that. I am curious why it would be difficult for a man to keep his thoughts under control. I personally feel that men have been given the excuse to look or ogle and it isn’t his fault for any reason other than he is a man, During the Calvin Klein commercial my mind didn’t wander to sinful or lustful thoughts. We are alike, but the excuse boys will be boys is an excuse men use all of their lives.
    I can understand the industry that Beyonce works in you have to show that you look good, that you are thin, that you are in shape, and especially that you can sing live. I think she looks fantastic after having her baby. I also think that of it as a costume. I was in dance, and my girls were in dance. They didn’t run around in tutus on the street, nor did I.
    Women on the street though, I don’t often see them in outfits as outrageous as Beyonce’s. But a lot of them look trashy. I am not keen on the new style of sheer shirts that seem to be coming out nor do I think that a skirt should be but an inch or so above your knees because of the rise when you sit.
    I just don’t think that there should be a double standard. No, Michael wore layers of clothes it seems, but for some reason the industry has always been rough on woman. I will say though that they would certainly not have applauded Beyonce’s outfit if it were on the red carpet. The fashionistas tore Kristen Stewart apart with her leotard looking outfit for Breaking Dawn 2.

    • ThriftyT
      ThriftyT02-07-2013

      Joey, thanks for sharing your thoughts.

      As a Christ follower I’m called to keep my thoughts pure (Philippians 4:8). While I’m sure some men were immune to the show, I’m confident that many men struggled keeping their thoughts under control. Just because society has given men the excuse to look and ogle doesn’t make it right. I guess I could compare it to abortion; just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right.
      I agree that entertainers want to look their best (and, yes, Beyonce looks fantastic after having a baby). But I bet she would have sounded just as good had she not dressed or danced the way she did.
      Thankfully we don’t see outfits as skimpy as Beyonce’s every day on the streets but we still need to be mindful of what we’re putting on.
      I appreciate you stopping by and joining the conversation!

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