Gender equality. The biggest current events issue today.
We have the government threatening to pull funding from schools if they do not comply. We have the threat of lawsuits constantly breathing down our necks.
We have the LGBT activists pushing their agenda in the government, in schools, in churches and business.
They are in control of America right now. They are shutting down businesses left and right with their demand to be treated as an equal.
But gender is not a feeling that comes and goes away. God created only 2 genders. There is male and female. He did not create a spectrum. And He did not make a mistake when He chose the gender of each individual born into this world.
Genesis 5:2a Male and female created he them; and blessed them,
Girls and boys are different not only in name and chromosome but also in characteristics. It doesn’t mean that one is better than the other. It simply means we are different. I don’t know about you but I am thankful for those differences!
Today more than ever, Christian parents need to be teaching their little girls about modesty from an early age. We need to be teaching them how to act like a lady, dress like a lady, and protect themselves from the pedophiles who decided that morning that they identify as a woman to get into a bathroom of little girls.
Why? Because that day will come. That type of news story will hit the headlines eventually. We are putting our little girls and boys at risk when we deny the absolute truth that there are only 2 genders. If we don’t start teaching this while they are young we could be putting their safety at risk.
I don’t know about you, but I am proud to be a female. I love being a girl! And I want my little girl to feel the same way!
Modesty for Little Girls
Keep their Privates, Private
This sounds like a no-brainer. It sounds simple. Yet there are so many little girls out there running around in a dress with no underwear on underneath. Yes, even in a Christian setting. If parents don’t care enough about keeping their little girl’s privates private at 2 years old, why are they going to at 15 years old?
The Bible tells us not to be naked, to use clothing as a means to cover our nakedness. In the Bible we are told being fully clothed is from shoulders to knees.
Exodus 28:42 And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach:
I don’t know about you, but when my daughter is wearing a skirt or dress to her knees on you can see her thighs even while wearing underwear. If she moves just so, you can see even more than you should. Since it is our duty to keep her safe and teach her to be modest, we have taught her that even in a dress or skirt we still wear shorts underneath. Why? To keep the privates, private. We have taught her this phrase in her toddlerhood so that it becomes the norm for her later.
If we aren’t diligent about teaching this to our little girls early they will see no reason for our “rules” down the line.
Longer is Better
Little girls are active! If we put on a skirt or dress that just barely hits their knees when they are playing or sitting it is going to ride up, exposing more than needs to be seen.
What’s the harm, you say? They are only toddlers, so young that it doesn’t matter yet. I say because we are teaching a way of life; that this is how we do things in order to obey God and please Him. If it is apart of their everyday life then they won’t fight your rules down the line. Yes, at some point you need to teach the reason behind the rule but if they are used to it already that part comes easy.
And really folks, if we aren’t teaching them to be modest we are opening them up to a world of hurt if a child predator has just a few minutes alone with them (especially in our new bathroom policy culture!). Stuff like this happens anywhere. We can never be too careful.
We like to have our daughter’s clothing be well below her knees as much as possible to compensate for the activity level and being held. And if all else fails, she always has shorts, leggings or tights on to keep things covered up.
Keep the Skirt/Dress Down
It seems like every little girl likes to put her hands in her pockets and lift up her dress or skirt. Am I right? Or they like to sit in a way that shows everything underneath. We have to teach them the habit of keeping their dress down and to sit nicely from early on.
While it may not seem fair that we have to do this with the girls and not the boys, I got back to my early statement that girls and boys are different. I have to teach my boys to stop talking about farts and poop at the dinner table while I don’t have to do so with my daughter. There are different manners that need to be taught to different genders.
What about Pants?
Pants versus skirts in the modesty debate is a big one. We each need to search out the matter for ourselves in the Scripture and make our own conviction based on how the Lord leads your family.
We chose to wear skirts year round.
But I have seen women and girls make jeans modest for their family. Do I think that skin tight jeans are modest? No. But I think there are some styles out there that can be made to be modest. That is why this is an individual conviction. God didn’t say “thou shalt not wear jeans or shorts”. He left it up to our discretion.
I think we should be more concerned about the heart versus the jeans versus skirts debate. Honestly, I’d rather see a little girl in jeans at the park than in a skirt with nothing else on underneath. Amen?
Teach the Why
We can’t forget to teach our daughter’s the why behind the reason we have our convictions and rules. We can’t fail in teaching them that they are precious to God and that precious things are worth taking care of.
We need to teach them that being a girl is awesome and fun! We need to help them grow up into confident young ladies who can keep themselves modest and who value their purity.
If we fail at this, then we’ve missed the mark. Once they get older, teach them the why.
We need to teach them that they are different from boys. We don’t need to let the transgender movement warp the minds of little girls. There is value in being a girl. If we won’t take the time to teach them these values you better believe that culture will teach them the opposite. We are in a fight, don’t give up and take the easy way.
Your turn! How are you teaching your little girl to be modest? What age do you start teaching her the reasons behind why we do certain things? I look forward to hearing everyone’s ideas and insights! Let’s chat in the comments below!
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