What Does the Bible Say about Modesty?

This post is actually a troubleshooting post for my post titled “What Does the Bible Say about Boobs? over at Blissful Moments Doula.  You can find that post >here<.  I know many ladies will have so many questions about the assertions that I made, but many of those have to do with modesty rather than the Biblical passages on breasts.  So I decided I would continue the discussion here on my blog.

What Does the Bible Say about Modesty?

I’m sure many of you have read the post on “What Does the Bible Say About Boobs?” and have come up with many rebuttals.  I will attempt to address the most frequently asked questions here.

Modesty and the Bible

Modesty in I Timothy 2:9

In the New Testament, we often see I Timothy 2:9 as the ultimate verse relating to modestly.  Why is this verse used so often?  Because the Greek word for modesty is only used twice in the New Testament.  Both times they appear in Timothy and the other one is most often interpreted as ‘respectable’ or ‘good behavior.’  The Hebrew word for modesty is also less about external appearance and dress, but rather about humility.  Tsana (or צָנַע) is to be humble, be modest, be lowly.  Biblical modesty had to do with being humble and modest in heart (Proverbs 11:2).

It isn’t just the word modesty that has been used mistakenly throughout the years of our Biblical heritage.  The entire verse is most often pulled out of context.  Read I Timothy 2:1-10 for the full context, I’ll summarize below.

In the first verse, we are talking about the four basic kinds of prayers that we are called to pray for all people.  […]

My Boho Beach Look with One Kings Lane

My Dream Beach Look

This week, I had the opportunity to join One Kings Lane “A Shore Thing: Beach Towels + Bikinis” campaign.  I’m very happy to participate, but even more so, I love having inspiration.  This week, I’m inspired by One Kings Lane.  Before showing you my personal boho beach look, I’m going to show you my dream look with items from One Kings Lane.  Take an imaginary beach voyage with me and tell me if you love these ideas as much as I do . . .

First, lay down on your beautiful beach towel!

 Next, look around and enjoy the amazing glasses that are filled with any kind of refreshing juice you wish to drink.

Delicious right?  And even more delightful in those glasses.

Now on to thinking about how cute your bathing suit looked as you took it out of your adorable bikini bag.  Who gets to have such an awesome bag for their bikini?  That’s right, you.

 And then there’s the umbrella.  I mean, it’s unbelievable.

Can you believe that the beach is […]

Boho Mom: How to Dress Like You Don’t Care When You Do

Becoming a Boho Mom| Boholistic Mom

I like to think of myself as a boho mom, but some days I feel like I’m still in training.  A boho mom is both indifferent to style and completely attentive to style at the same time.  While boho women seem to just throw on clothes without a thought in the world, thought does occur.  Maybe it doesn’t occur in the moment when the clothes are thrown together, but within the bohemian approach to life . . . each and every decision before that point has been cherished and a boho mom makes meaningful style purchases and/or makes meaningful clothing.

Each item of clothing tells a story.

Each item of clothing is a deeply loved treasure.

The style that surrounds a boho mom is a cultivated masterpiece echoing a life of caring.

Don’t you want to be a boho mom?

How to Be Boho

Only buy what you love

You would think this was obvious, but really it isn’t.  We, as women, buy clothes we don’t love.  In fact, we too often buy clothes that we love on others.  We buy the outfit that looks good on the manikin, the clothes that look good on a skinny, unrealistic model, or the clothes that we see look good on our friends.  Only . . . when we put them on we recognize that these clothes are not us.  Though we occasionally luck out on the ‘right’ outfit or shirt or pants, we have a whole wardrobe of clothes we practically hate.

Why is this?

We need to learn what clothes we love and what clothes look good on us BEFORE we buy clothes at the store.  If you are a bold and fabulous […]

Natural Beauty Options: What Do I Use?


Natural Beauty Routine

Natural Beauty Routine: What Do I Use?

Let’s face it.  Being holistic and natural about external beauty is difficult.  So many products say that they are “organic” and “natural,” but for products that are not being consumed many of these claims are false.  False is probably too soft of a word.  Really . . . these products straight up lie.  Some of them have nothing natural about them, but perhaps they contain a drop of aloe or a smidge of clay and so a company calls them natural.  Really?  Are we really so gullible?  We are.  We are just that gullible.  We don’t know any better.  I’m confused.  You are confused.  We can’t decipher the information being fed to us by companies and the information that we are learning about taking care of our body in a holistic way.

How can we be fashionable and natural?  Is it possible?

I’ve begun to find an answer to this question, but it’s a gradual answer.  I’ve had to try and fail.  I’m still not using the products that I’d like to use because they do not offer me the benefit that I desire.  However, I’d LOVE to pass on the success that I have had in beauty and fashion.  Today, I’m going to let you know my “External Beauty: What Do I Use?”  These are the products that I am currently using and I’ll let you know how I like them.  I’ll even let you know what products I’m not using and why.

Ready to be challenged in your view of external beauty?


For the past three months, I have not been using shampoo.  A year ago I tried the backing soda […]