I watched the Steve Harvey show the other day, and on the show was a 21 year old female college student whose mom brought her on the show because of the way she dresses; the young lady’s sense of fashion always leaves nothing [of her body] to be imagined (aka she enjoys wearing revealing clothes). In fact, a picture of the young lady was shown in which she had on a dress with cut-out slits down the sides (see sample image on the right). She confessed that she wore this outfit to church! In defense of her decision, she told Mr. Harvey “God sees everything; He sees how i dress when i’m not in church, so, i like to be myself at church.” (paraphrased) Wow! #Bold
Mr. Harvey responded by saying “Yes, God sees everything. But man does not need to.” Excellent response! (*applause for Mr. Harvey*) He added that a man who looks at the lady in that dress, “sees what he can get.” He advised her to dress in an appropriate manner that doesn’t show a man what he can get, but makes him “imagine what he can have.” (*snapping fingers*) I think i know what he means, and i’d have to agree. Well, well, leave it up to Mr. Steve Harvey to be the women’s coach!
I write this post to say dear girl, please protect your bodily integrity. I don’t mean to deny you of your right to dress how you choose, but please, for decency’s sake and for the love of the temple [your beautiful body] that God has so graciously blessed you with, dress modestly. And, please, never wear an outfit like the one in the sample image to church (or any religious institution). Church is a sacred place; honor God, at least! I almost reached into my TV screen to give the young lady a slap when i heard her remarks to Steve Harvey. But, i didn’t 🙂 I chose to forgive her… just this once though. #Fatherhelpyourchildren
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With concern (and love),