Modesty Under Persecution

Sharon Modesty, Purity, Worldview 9 Comments

I never thought I would see the day when modesty, of all things, was the target of religious persecution. Well that day has come. In case you haven’t been following this story, France is in the process of passing a law that would forbid Muslim women from wearing a burqa, which covers the face. The ban was just approved by …

Boobquake

Sharon Modesty, Pop-Culture, Purity, Worldview 4 Comments

On the news this week I heard about a young woman who urged women to show off their cleavage on April 27th. She began this movement in protest against a Muslim leader who blamed natural disasters on female immodesty. The satirical aim of this gesture was to “test” his theory and see if the mass exposure of cleavage would have …

Exposed

Sharon Girl Stuff, Modesty, Women's Ministry 0 Comments

I tried not to quote Mary Kassian twice in one week, but I can’t help myself. If you haven’t heard of her, she’s got an awesome blog, and she’s an incredible writer. She’s also a gifted academic, a seminary professor publishing numerous books and Bible studies. She possesses a great balance of intellect and spiritual passion. Definitely a woman I look …

Should Christians Participate in Beauty Pageants?

Sharon Body Image, Girl Stuff, Modesty, Pop-Culture 5 Comments

It’s been a couple months now since the controversy surrounding Carrie Prejean first blew up. Since then Prejean abdicated her Miss California throne and has been touring the Christian speaking circuit supporting traditional marriage and Christian values. I just watched a video of her appearance at Liberty University, and in it she is considerably more composed and articulate than she …

A Woman Without Discretion

Sharon Discipleship, Girl Stuff, Modesty 3 Comments

Every Fall, the North Carolina State Fair comes to Raleigh, North Carolina for about a week and a half, and every year I go to the Fair to do the following: 1. Look at all the mullets 2. Eat lethal amounts of fried food. 3. Hunt for a baby pig. While the first two are fairly self-explanatory, let me explain …

The Virtuous Recession

Sharon Current Events, Finances, Modesty, Self-control 0 Comments

Several years ago my dad, who has extensive professional experience working with and researching on the stock market, told me the weirdest thing: Studies have shown that modesty is cyclical in direct correlation to the economy. When the economy is doing well, the modesty of women’s fashion declines. When the economy is doing poorly, modesty arises. For the longest time …

The Difference Between Boys and Girls

Sharon Girl Stuff, Modesty 7 Comments

Last week my pastor was telling me about a comedian who was making fun of women for their naiveté about the male mind. The comedian claimed that if we really knew the thoughts that men have about women, then we would be slapping them about once a minute. For a lot of women, the concept of lust is an abstract …

Let’s Talk About Sex…..Actually, Let’s Not.

Sharon Modesty, Relationships 2 Comments

About 5 years ago I was introduced to the world of Christian conversations about sex. I had just started working for Proverbs 31 Ministries, and I sat in a Bible study of 30-something, married women who were discussing the topic of Biblical sex lives. They described their frustrations and how to communicate those frustrations to their husbands, but they described …