How The Mature Christian Couple Views Modesty

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Episode Summary

The topic of modesty has been virtually erased from the Christian pulpit. Now, is that because the conversation is unnecessary or is it merely a topic many pastors fearfully avoid? Find out in this episode of Ultimate Marriage.

It seems whenever the word modesty is brought to discussion scores of defensive Christians roar with phrases like “legalism” and “rape culture” and “female oppression.” But is modesty a conversation of doctrinal enslavement or of legitimate biblical merit? In this episode, Dale and Veronica examine the Bible’s call for female and male modesty.

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In addition to our teaching time, we answer two critical questions from our listening audience. You can view those questions at the bottom of this page and hear our responses at the closing of this episode. Also, if you have a question you would like answered on the show, please email us at support@ultimatemarriage.com

Worthy Quotes From This Episode

  • The kingdom of self is heavily defended territory. -G.K. Chesterton
  • If your liberty causes another brother or sister to stumble we are called to forfeit that liberty—the idea is this: your love for others will limit your liberties.
  • The purpose of clothing is for what we’re trying to cover up not what we’re trying to reveal.
  • There’s no bad clothing just inappropriate times to wear them.
  • Ladies, trust me you’re not going to stand before the Lord and Him say, “Why were you so modest!?”
  • If God’s standards feel so far away today. Who moved? Us or God?
  • If your clothing is a frame for your face. If it draws attention to your face, then it’s godly. If your clothing draws attention to your body, then your attire is sensual.

Scripture From This Episode

  • 1 Corinthians 8:12 “But when you thus sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.”
  • 1 Timothy 2:9-10 “Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in proper clothing, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.”
  • 1 Peter 3:3-4 “Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”

Questions Answered In This Episode

  • As a man, how should I deal with the temptation of lust?

This Week’s Memory Verse

  • 1 Timothy 2:9-10 “Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in proper clothing, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.”

Lastly, did anything stand out in this show? Do you have any comments, additions or questions? Let us know about them in the comments below.

Written By Dale Partridge
Dale is the co-founder and Editor in Chief at Ultimate Marriage. He is best known as a thought leader on biblical theology, family, and church practice. Currently, Dale is finishing his graduate studies at Western Seminary.
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