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It is no secret in my family that I am a little unwavering on some things. Modesty in the way I dress and the way my children dress are one of these said things.I believe modesty is a matter of not only your heart but I also am one of those sticklers that believe that modesty also needs to be shown in the way that you dress, how you talk and the ways you present yourself through your actions.
Recently, I shared how I am laying this ground work for my daughter over at Worshipful Living. However, I think that sometimes we forget that modesty is not just a girl thing it is also something that needs to be instilled in our boys as well. After all we want our boys to learn how to not only seek a woman who is modest but we also want to have them to be a man of modesty as well.
Early on my husband and I have tried to teach our boys the importance of choosing their words wisely. We have tried to teach them to be people of prayer and we have tried to teach them to always look to God for answers not the world. After all looking to the world for answers can get a man in trouble which will ultimately lead to trouble in their future family.
Just like our daughter we also have a dress code for our boys. Which honestly is something that I think all young boy who are soon to be men should have. This means they must wear shirts when they are outside of their bedroom (except for when they are swimming) and that they need to have some sort of pants/shorts on. These articles need to cover their body which mean there is no such thing as sagging your pants here because really the world does not need to see their underwear.
Also just like our daughter we stress the importance of the fact that they are not meant to blend into the world’s views of how one is suppose to act. Instead they are suppose to stand out. The way they dress, carry themselves and talk should be a firm confirmation that they are in fact living for God and not the world.
We Want Our Boys To Know:
That they are future men of God.
That modesty is not just for girls but for them as well.
That their actions are a reflection of not only themselves but other Christians.
That they are not a slave to the world’s views.
Though this may not always be something that our extended family agrees on it is something that we hold very dear to our own hearts. I would love to know do you also teach your boys the importance of modesty in regards to the way they act, talk and dress?
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