Thinking Out Loud

January 28, 2010

Dressing Your Daughter Responsibly

Filed under: parenting — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 1:54 pm

This piece originally ran on this blog on January 9th, 2009.

abercrombie-girlCheck out this statement:

The clothes that our children wear do not merely cover the nakedness of their flesh; they shape and reflect the contours of our children’s souls.What I encourage my child to wear is a statement not merely of fashion but of theology and axiology—and this link between our theology and our wardrobes is not a recent phenomenon.

Intrigued? Want to read more? If you’ve ever wondered if there is a “theology of clothing,” check out Dr. Timothy Paul Jones Continue reading here. Maybe your choice of shirt or pants today wasn’t entirely spiritually ‘neutral.’

About 50 pictures were rejected before choosing this one. Then there were dozens of others that were never seriously in the running.    Part of the reason for repeating this particular topic is that Christian schools, youth groups and even Sunday services don’t escape the influence of today’s so-called “hot” fashion.

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  1. [...] these things so we can check them off a list? Are parents who would be horrified to see their daughters wearing skimpy outfits because that constitutes “growing up too fast” actually wanting their sons and [...]

    Pingback by The Lord’s Table: How Young is Too Young? « Thinking Out Loud — February 26, 2011 @ 11:08 am


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