Since I write about my faith a good amount and also post modest outfits, I figured it would be helpful to have a statement of faith and also my modesty standards here. I am a woman of fierce convictions. By the grace of God, He is sanctifying me and I have been convicted by His Word. I humbly bow before God in the knowledge that I certainly do not know everything, and that by His further sanctification of me, I may find I was wrong on something! Therefore I have firm convictions – knowing what I believe and why is important to me – but I am not dogmatic in the sense that if God brings to light that I was wrong, I will definitely change what I believe. I do not follow a system, but instead, I follow Christ.
Statement of Faith
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.*
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic** church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
*At this point, the phrase “He descended to hell” was added. It was not a part of the original Apostle’s Creed. I do not believe this is true and therefore exclude it from my statement of faith.
**The holy catholic church is not the Roman Catholic church. Instead, this refers to the spiritual union of all believers; the universal church of Christ.
I hold to the belief that the Bible is the true Word of God and that is how He speaks to us this day and age.
I hold to the Five Points of Calvinism.
I am a Cessationist, i.e. I believe that the spiritual gifts in the New Testament church have ceased to be given to those today.
I hold to the Westminster Confession of Faith.
I am a Creationist, i.e. I believe God created the world exactly how it is described in the beginning of Genesis: in six short days.
I believe in Lordship Salvation, i.e. that the Gospel calls sinners to true repentance, and the evidence of true faith is a changed life.
I believe Christians are to be set apart from the culture and the world, and not to redeem it.
I believe in Biblical courtship, homeschooling, the Biblical roles of women and men (complementarianism), the Biblical definitions of marriage and divorce, and family-integrated worship.
If you have any other questions about what I believe, feel free to ask! I’m always ready to talk about my faith.
I believe modesty comes from the heart. Therefore, I do not hold a certain standard over anyone’s head! I also believe that it is important that we do not look like the world! For example, if you saw a lady in short-shorts and piercings next to a lady in a skirt or dress, who would you guess would be a Christian? I would guess the lady in a skirt.
I believe that women are to wear skirts. My reasons for this are thus:
- Pants were originally men-only clothing, and Deuteronomy 22:5 says that a man should not wear women’s clothing, and women should not wear men’s clothing.
- Skirts are feminine. In this day and age, the culture is doing everything it can to blend the genders. If you see a person walking down the street in a skirt, there’s a very high chance (yes, unfortunately, some men do wear skirts, but it’s not common!) that it’s a woman! Skirts set us apart as females.
- Pants just aren’t as modest as skirts. Yes, you can wear bodycon skirts, but even so, most pants are much tighter than skirts are and emphasize the crotch, thighs, and backside.
Rebekah has good points in her post here, which I did derive some things from. I do have an exception, and that is that I wear loose pants for farm work and other activities that are awkward in skirts, such as horseback riding and so forth. I know all of those can be done in skirts and leggings, but generally pants are easier. I also make sure that I am around the house and farm when I wear pants. When I am out in public, I represent my identity in Christ by wearing skirts. They set me apart.
As far as length, looseness, and so on, I generally hold to neck-to-knee. I prefer my skirts to be knee-length or longer, although for some circumstances such as swimming or resort wear, I will wear skorts and shorter skirts. Some of my dresses and skirts are a couple inches above the knee, and I believe that is fine, but I am increasingly preferring longer skirts.
I wear sleeveless dresses and tops, occasionally but very rarely spaghetti straps. The back of a shirt can be as low as the top of the back of my bra, but the front I prefer to be four fingers from the collarbone at the very lowest. For looseness, I will wear fitted clothing and sheath dresses, but nothing bodycon. I think there is nothing wrong with clothing that flatters your shape, but I will not wear clothing that shows off every contour of my body. Generally, if you’re behind me, and the shirt is so tight you can see the shape of my bra right through it, I don’t consider that modest.
I believe makeup is totally fine to wear, and I wear a good amount of it when I go out. I believe cutting your hair is fine as well, and I might get a pixie cut one of these days. However, I do not believe in women shaving their heads. (If it’s for cancer, that is fine.) If I did get a pixie, I would be sure it was a longer one and feminine.
I believe as Christian ladies it is important to look feminine and be set-apart from the world.
These are my modesty standards. These are convictions. I truly believe and hold to all of these. I am completely convicted in my mind that this is how God wants me to dress, according to what He has set out in His Word. If you do not hold to all of these, that is completely fine. We all have different convictions for different reasons, and what is most important is that we are living out the way the Bible has told us to live!