My faith is rooted in Jesus Christ.

God sent His only Son to die on the cross for our sins.

The great news is that Jesus didn't stay dead!

He rose on the third day and is now in Heaven.

The amazing thing is that I don't have to pay the penalty for my sins because Jesus already did that.

Here is a more comprehensive summary on Christianity.

My faith does very much affect the way I choose to dress. 

"Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies."  ---1 Corinthians 6:19-20

-Jesus paid a high price for me so I will honor Him with the way I dress.

My standard of dress:

1.Shorts- The length of my shorts have dropped as I have gotten older. I generally look for at least a 5" inseam but might wear other lengths to the beach or something.

2. Dresses- You will never see me in a strapless bodycon dress. Let's just lay out all the cards. Nothing too tight, too short or too low cut. If I feel I can alter the dress to make it pass I will. If not, it's a no-go.

3. No Cleavage- I try to find shirts that don't have too deep of a V cut and if they don't pass my test, I will alter them or wear a cami underneath.

4. I choose not to wear a bikini, (anymore- I can evolve!) to wear longer shorts, (even though I may get teased) and not to wear skirts that reveal too much leg. (even when sitting)

-There are so many overly sexual images out there already. I choose not to follow suit.

-I don't want to be the reason someone decides they don't want to become a Christian. All too often non-Christians have issues with believers that preach purity and modesty to others while wearing revealing clothes themselves. There is a disconnect there.

*These are just the rules I feel led to follow. At the end of the day, I want to rest assured that I set a good example for my daughter by dressing modestly. God is the one who will judge the heart and that is who I'm dressing for. I've heard it said before, "It's about the heart, not the hemline."

"I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God."                   ---1 Timothy 2:9-10

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