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19 November, 2014

Modesty is not about giving up freedom (or leggings)


When I was in college, there was nothing better than rolling out of bed at 6 AM knowing I could throw on a sweater and a pair of leggings, grab a cup of coffee at Starbucks and head to my boring geology class. I loved being both cozy and caffeinated, even if I was about to sit through an hour-long lecture on different types of rocks.

Yes, I admit I went through a phase of wearing leggings carelessly to class and even to church at times. They were comfortable, cute and even pretty warm. They looked great with boots, cozy sweaters, fashion scarves and winter hats. What’s not to love? Read More

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26 June, 2014

3 [Unexpected] Reasons Why I Choose Modesty


It’s officially summertime, and that means it’s time for pool parties, backyard barbecues and bonfires. But because it’s summertime, that also means it’s time for bikinis, mini-skirts and short shorts to make their yearly debut on many young women my age.

And to be honest, summertime used to mean some of those last three things for me, too. As a teenager, as much as I was told to cover up, I insisted on wearing a bikini to the beach with my friends. After all, everyone else was doing it, so why shouldn’t I? I didn’t want to get made fun of or look like a prude. Read More

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9 January, 2013

Modesty matters



That’s just about the only word I can come up with to describe how I felt a few weeks ago at the gym. Having just finished some weight training, I proceeded to scour the room for two open treadmills so my sister and I could get in some cardio. “Oh, look,” I said to her. “Let’s grab those two over there.”

So I hopped on, started my warmup walk and flipped through my iTunes library to find just the right song. 22 by Taylor Swift? Check. Pace of 3.5 to get my muscles moving? Check. Sweat towel within reach? Check. Read More