Should Christian girls wear a bikini?

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This is another post to go along with the modesty posts that I’ve been sharing.  This is very interesting and as a Christian woman, a wife and mother, I have never worn a bikini, but have had to confront the cultures impact and pull in the lives of my daughters.  This made me think even harder and more seriously than I already did, and I pray it causes all of us to take a second look at the impact our actions have on others in the Body of Christ.  As a family, we made the difficult decision a few years ago to stop attending Summer pool parties at the home of a dear friend, because of the inappropriate way the girls were dressed, and the close physical contact taking place between boys and girls who barely had anything on.  Our kids did not initially understand why we weren’t going back, but my husband and I did.  We both understood the trap that the enemy was laying for them later in life, by the repeated exposure to 4/5 naked girls all in the name of harmless fellowship.  I never understood why parents would NOT let their daughters out of the house in their underwear, but saw nothing wrong with them romping with the opposite sex in what amounted to (at times) less than underwear.  If this is an area where you follow the voice of the culture more than the leading of the Holy Spirit, I encourage you to step back and pray.  Stand in front of the mirror in your bathing suit/bikini and simply ask the Lord what He thinks…and wait for Him to speak to your heart.  If your desire is to truly please Him, He will answer you…will you obey Him?

 

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6 thoughts on “Should Christian girls wear a bikini?

    scentsableliving said:
    June 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    As a mother to sons, we are trying to teach them to train their eyes toward the modest woman and to turn their eyes away from the immodest ones. You expressed it so well when you said, “the trap the enemy lays before them.” That is so true. We haven’t had the experience of pool parties thus far but understand the need to hold back as I believe that is where our hearts would be as well. Continue in godliness, your children are learning from you and they will impact the next generation. I thank the Lord for you and your family and am blessed to walk this walk with such a dear friend. ♥ you girl!

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      joyfullysubmitted responded:
      June 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      We know this is not always easy…it is soooo much easier to go with the flow or to just not be so serious…But sin is serious, and the death that results from it! I thank God for you and your family and for the Godly young men that will be launched from your nest!!! God is faithful ❤

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    claudiavharris said:
    June 12, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I agree. It’s hard for the young men to keep their thoughts pure around girls who are almost nude. We also stopped going to some pool parties after I saw the look on some of the young men’s faces at the cleavage of some of the girls. To me this is an issue of being in the world, but not of the world. It’s also a matter of not letting my freedom (to dress as I wish) bring temptation to a brother.

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      joyfullysubmitted responded:
      June 12, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      You’re absolutely right Claudia…if our ‘liberty’ causes a stumbling block for others we are to give it up for the benefit of our brothers and sisters… that is a very unselfish and mature perspective that I pray will be adopted by more people…BTW, I missed seeing you during our visit on Sunday 😀

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    scentsableliving said:
    June 13, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Amen ladies.

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