10 Reasons Why I love Modesty
by Rita Davidson
Sitting here in the glorious sun today I was thinking of all the reasons I love modesty. It’s been 17 odd years since I’ve switched to skirts/dresses only and still today I enjoy pondering what it has done for my life.
Here is a short list of some of my reasons:
- It helps me feel feminine even when I look more like a clumsy tomboy.
- It helps cover my plus size, in a way that is becoming.
- It helps me understand the beauty that God has placed in women.
- It has helped to calm my stubbornness and find the quietness in my soul.
- It has helped me to look nice, when before all I wanted to do was wear jogging pants.
- It has helped me feel nice even when uncomfortable, sick, or even tired.
- It has helped my spiritual growth, making me open to God’s proddings.
- It has helped me dress in fun colors and styles, forgetting about the fashion push for immodest trends.
- It has helped me see God’s plan for women and to love my vocation more.
- 10. It has given me hope that I have done what God has asked all of us to do.
How has modesty blessed your life? Share with me your reasons, below!
Add to my list so others may benefit too! 🙂
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Rita is a Catholic wife and mother of seven children. Mark is her ever patient husband. She reverted back to the faith when her oldest was making her First Communion. By then, she had completed degrees in Hairdressing and Make up artistry. She went on to receive a degree in Natural Health and another degree in Art. At age 26, Rita suffered a minor stroke. With no lasting effects, this dramatically changed her outlook on life. In 1996, Rita began ‘Little Flowers Family Apostolates’ to reach out to other families with her new found faith, by creating unique Catholic books and resources.. In 1999, she wrote the bestselling, ‘Immodesty; Satan’s Virtue’. She was editor of ‘The Catholic Health Letter’ for 7 years. She has been a homeschooling mom for 20+ years, and has written for various magazines. She is honored that families have trusted her with their questions, needs and concerns over the years. She continues to write and reach out to Catholic families with her husband, Mark and their 4 boys through http://www.LittleFlowersFamilyPress.com
I can relate! I’ve been doing this for a while now. It’s possible men might hold open doors for you too, because it effect one’s perception. When people dress with modesty ( men included) it shows they understand the order of things, according to God’s design. We don’t live in a perfect world, due to fallen nature’s we are weak. We show respect for our neighbor when we dress with dignity.
I truly feel bad for men who are trying to avoid sin and have to be faced with temptations against the virtue of chastity, just because they went out in public where it is so prevalent to dress without dignity. After all the ladies room still has a symbol of a person in a skirt or dress right? But hey, priests don’t dress like priests when they go out either! Let’s help each
other out. We have lost our understanding of order. I am blessed for living in a community that encourages this, and you either believe it stands all the time or just at Mass. I have stopped wearing pants during the week, when I started going to Mass during the week as well.
I have noticed that men open doors, and even offer to carry heavy packages more since I have been wearing modest dresses and skirts (for the past 12 years now). It’s nice to be treated like a lady. Now that summer is coming I dread having to go into town and see all the skin showing. It seems to get worse every year.
Sometimes I feel like it is such a battle. Thank you for all your info and support. Do you have any articles about modesty for men? I am trying to convince my boys 13 and 16 to wear long pants only. Even among traditional catholics, this is a stretch. Help!
Thank you for your comments! So glad you have found our work helpful! Modesty is such a battle today, especially for our teens. Often it is the girls that are the biggest problem. 🙂 I have a new series coming out next week, “Modest Swimwear for Catholics Week” coming up next week! I will be addressing Modesty for Men and Women so I hope this will answer your question. If you haven’t read my book, “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” I highly recommend that, since it has much more content about modesty for men and boys too. It is available on our website as a pre-order as it is currently being republished as a 3rd Edition. It was first published in 2001! If you have any other questions just let me know! Keep up the good fight! 😉
God bless you,