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Christian Women Wearing Jeans is WRONG

Christian Women Wearing Jeans is WRONG

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Christians no tattoos or jeans!!!
Christians no tattoos or jeans!!!

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Testimony from Susan  I will try to keep this short. I think I could write a book!My dad was saved in an IFB church when I was 6 years old. Two years later,he was called to preach and made plans to go off to Bible college. The churchwhere the college was located also had a Christian school, which he planned to placeme in. The school had a dress code which included dresses for girls, so I would bewearing dresses to school all day and dresses to church (this was 34 years ago, soeveryone wore dresses to church then). He explained to me that, since I'd bewearing dresses most of the time anyway, it only made sense for me to wear themall the time. He and my mother had been learning about dresses only for ladies andhad come to the conclusion that it was right and that I should wear dresses also. Isubmitted to that with no problem.I don't remember ever hating wearing dresses; it was just how our familylived. As a teen, there were moments of discomfort when I felt odd, but notoverwhelmingly so. My dh and his family had the same conviction, so after wemarried, I still wore dresses only. It was just how we lived.There came a point about 10 years ago, that I had a friend who was a Baptistpreacher's daughter. She had been raised to wear only dresses, but after shemarried she had grown away from that. She began talking to me, questioning my"conviction," so I talked to Wes about it. I finally talked him into letting me wearpants just around the house. He said only at home, and no jeans, only slacks. I worethem about 3 times, and felt so out of place that I decided I'd study this thing outfor myself.I used a concordance and my Bible and a book or two (I think maybe CathyCorle's book was one I read), and the things that made wearing dresses mypersonal conviction were the modesty of dresses and separation from the world.Women are to dress in modest apparel. Modest means not extreme or bold,and not morally loose. Those can apply to pants, yes; but when I have on a pair ofpants, I don't feel that my body is covered. Pants are form-fitting, thus exposingmy body. That's just how I feel. The illustration that Cathy Corle uses is twopictures of the same woman. The first one has her in a nice dress. She asked agroup of ladies what they noticed about this woman, and they answered her face.Then she showed them the picture of the same woman in a pair of jeans and asked
 
what they noticed. They said their eyes were immediately drawn to the crotcharea! That drove home to me that clothes can emphasize the body or the face; I'drather have folks, especially men, notice my face and not my body. Again, this is myfeeling.The other thing that convinced me was the doctrine of separation from theworld. The fashion of the world is to wear pants (patterned after men's clothing).This wasn't the case until about 100 years ago, when actresses began wearing pantsuits that resembled men's suits. Before that, women almost universally woredresses (I remember my Granny saying that she wore her brother's overalls topick cotton to keep her legs from getting all scratched up). So the fashion of theworld became women wearing pants. I felt that, to be separate from the world, Ineeded to dress differently than the world. I also needed to be feminine anddistinctively female; there should be a noticeable difference between my clothesand a man's clothes. The difference in our culture is that women wear dresses andmen wear pants, so I believe it's right for me to wear dresses.Several years ago, my pastor gave some principles for Christian dress.They're very helpful, and they can be applied to male or female, pants or dresses.
 
1. Modesty - does this clothing cover me adequately? I Tim. 2:9
 
2. Not worldly - does this clothing reflect the current trends ofHollywood and TV? I John 2:15
 
3. Difference - does this clothing easily show there's a differencebetween me and the opposite gender? Deut. 22:5
 
4. Unoffensive - does this clothing offend a brother or sister inChrist? As a woman, will this cause my brother to stumble or thinklustfully about me? Rom 14:7-8,12-13 I Cor. 10:23; 8:13
 
5. Glorifies God - does this clothing glorify God, or does it callattention to me and glorify me? I Cor. 10:31As for this beign a matter between a wife, husband, and God:A saved man will encourage his wife to do what God is laying on her heart.Several ladies have mentioned how their husbands didn't see the need for dressesonly, but supported them in wearing them because the ladies felt that is what Godwanted them to do. With an unsaved husband, the dress issue can be a witness toher husband in one of two ways: if he doesn't mind her wearing dresses only, it canbe a witness of her changed life; if he doesn't want her to wear dresses only, her

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