Monday, April 4, 2016

My Skirts

To me, modesty is one of the most important things. One of my culturally peculiar restrictions is that I only wear skirts in public. Skirts are more modest, feminine, and traditional. I spent several years in prayer asking the Lord if it would please him if I only wore skirts. I felt Christ put on my heart after I was baptized a desire to wear skirts only. There have been several things I have noticed about being skirts only. First, strange men look at me less. Second, it’s a lot harder to find clothes. Third, people think it’s very strange. But I like a challenge and to be a bit different. 

I used to be one of those girls that wore yoga pants and leggings out. Now in terms of modesty it doesn’t get too much more immodest. But I’ve always hated jeans. I am convinced that women’s jeans are the devil’s pants, but that is a tangent for another day. When I wore such inappropriate  bottoms I liked the attention I got from guys. The greatest problem with this modest is that a young lady’s self-worth is tied to the fickle opinions of young men. Now I know that my self-worth is tied to Christ. I want to share that news with a ll of you. It is such a joy to have guys actually listening to me when I’m talking to them. I used to see the little wheels of lust turning in their heads even when I explained my lack of interest. The thing girls have to remember is that what we say and how we dress need to be in line with one another. 

The second thing I have found since becoming ore most and wearing skirts only is how hard it is to find clothes. It is easier in summertime because long dresses are the style these days, but it’s almost impossible to find something in winter. I have learned how to sew because it is so hard to find weather appropriate skirts. I have seen some online but they tend to be a little out of my price range. Being skirts only in modern America is not the easiest thing in the world.

Finally, I noticed how weird it is to some and how comfortable it is for me. One of the things I was worried about was how awkward I would feel being around people in pants. It was a little strange at first. But, after a few weeks it became less strange. I naturally reached for the skirts in my closet. I have noticed how other people have reacted to it as well. While I was contemplating becoming skirts only, I looked for other women wearing long skirts. I always thought it was a beautiful thing. Some of the people I used to work with asked me things like, “Do you wear skirts on your days off?” “Do you own a pair of jeans?” “Will you ever wear pants?” I used to not want to stand out and be different. Now, I see these as opportunities to share Christ with others. Some have asked if I do it for religious reasons. My answer is yes, but I usually omit the feelings of Padre Pio and how women should dress in church. 

For me, being skirts only and modest is the best way to go. I spent years praying about it and really feel like it is the Lord’s will for me. More young women should prayerfully consider whether Jesus is calling them to change the way they dress. if he is I pray that all of you will accept God’s guidelines for your clothes with joy. 

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Have a sparkly day!

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