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Dress, Makeup, Jewelry
“In like manner also, (I command) that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with restraint and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array...” (1 Timothy 2:9).
Face Painting: The Bible Witness
As we commence the consideration of this subject of face painting, let us reiterate the need for candor. Today the practice of face-painting, or “make-up”, (it’s more flattering name), is perhaps as accepted as wearing shoes, and the candor with which one is like to meet with in reprimanding it’s practice is perhaps equal to what one might expect for reprimanding that. But shocking ideas are sometimes true. Even often true in an apostate age such as our own. Therefore holy candor is the need.
Bridal Hair Unloosed
With such a “benediction,” preceded by a brief formula, with which the bride was handed over to her husband (Tobit vii. 13), the wedding festivities commenced. And so the pair were led towards the bridal chamber (Cheder) and the bridal bed (Chuppah). The bride went with her hair unloosed. Ordinarily, it was most strictly enjoined upon women to have their head and hair carefully covered. This may throw some light upon the difficult passage, 1 Corinthians 11:1-10. We must bear in mind that the apostle there argues with Jews, and that on their own ground, convincing them by a reference to their own views, customs, and legends of the propriety of the practice which he enjoins. From that point of view the propriety of a woman having her head “covered” could not be called in question. The opposite would, to a Jew, have indicated immodesty.
My Modesty Revolution
When I was a teen, long before I became religiously observant, more than anything in the world, I wanted to be thin. I had been obese since childhood, feeling like a spectator on the sidelines of life, and I would have given anything to look like the beautiful women I saw in magazines. One of my ultimate fantasies was losing all the weight and going out to buy myself a glamorous bathing suit.
Why I Choose to Dress Modestly
If one more person tells me that I need to be “liberated,” I’m going to have a fit.