I Believe In Modesty.

Caroline - Pleasanton, California
Entered on September 15, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: humility
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I Believe in Modesty

I believe in modesty. Growing up in my home I learned from a very young age that I did not need to show off my body in such a provocative way that most of the world does today. I learned that what really mattered was what was on the inside.

At first I was skeptical, in my early school years it seemed that all the girls that dressed immodestly often received all the attention from boys. It almost seemed unfair that when I lived up to my standards and in what I believed in, I still seemed to miss out. I was a sophomore in high school when I realized that the attention that those girls were receiving was not the type of attention that I wanted. Those girls were being taken advantage of by the young men in relationships, but still those young women dressed in a way to provoke this.

I’m not old fashioned, but I do believe in not showing off my body to the world to receive this type of attention. I’m grateful to my parents and other influential leaders in my life who guided me to become the type of person I am today. I have had great and long-lasting relationships with individuals that I know would not have happened if I dressed provocative or inappropriate to certain situations. I had greater confidence in who I was because of what my parents and my church taught me very young and have no regrets as to my decision to dress modestly.