While we walk through life in relationships, it is not only wise to guard our own hearts, it's important to guard the hearts of those around us. We can do this by choosing our words carefully when in conflict, by biting our tongue when we are tempted to gossip, and by doing our part in not causing others to stumble. Wait, not causing others to stumble? .... Yes. The Bible is clear about this!
"It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble." - Romans 14:21
I came across this video (which, really is audio to some pictures) that a friend posted yesterday and was deeply moved by the rawness of it. As my husband and I sat and listened to what C.J. Mahaney shared, we knew he was hitting the point, despite the rather awkwardness of the topic... especially my husband, I could see him grin every now and then when he agreed. And it warmed my heart to watch my husband so grateful to have the man's "stumbling blocks" uncovered in such a real way. With no further ado, I share with you "What Guys Think About Modesty by C.J. Mahaney"
Ladies, I hope this has opened your eyes, even just a little bit, to what our men go through moment by moment. They are faced with a very real tempation that we should seek to avoid leading them into. If this stirs anything in your heart, I encourage you to seek God and ask Him what (if any) changes you should make - outwardly (in your wardrobe) and inwardly (in your heart/attitude/motives). If not for you, do it for the sake of our men!
And I always say, "modest is hottest" - your heart is what will captive a worthy man!
"...likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control..." - 1 Timothy 2:9