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We all know that modest dress helps men respect us, but they are not the only ones whose respect we receive.

Girls: We girls tend to be haters, especially against immodest women. When you dress modestly, girls will respect you too.

Parents: Your parents, and your date's parents, most likely will trust you more when you are modest, because modest dress positively influences behavior.

Wives & Mothers: You are more likely to get babysitting jobs when you are dressed modestly. Wives and mothers will trust you because you are dressed for the job, not for their husbands or sons.

Teachers: Showing up to class dressed modestly shows that you are there to gain knowledge, and your teachers--both male and female--will take you more seriously and appreciate you not distracting them or other classmates.

Employers: In a professional setting, your boss will appreciate your sophisticated modesty as you represent the company, including at casual workplaces. I used to work at Party City, where we were required to wear Halloween costumes either over our clothes or by themselves if they were not too revealing. The bosses appreciated us three LDS girls who followed the rules. The next year, there were major problems with other girls not dressing appropriately for a family-friendly store. They did not remain on staff after the Halloween season was over.

Church Members: Whenever you are behind the podium in church, everyone on the stand behind you has a great view of your backside. Remember to wear a slip if necessary, and if you drop something, bend at the knees instead of the waist. Be careful crossing and uncrossing your legs in front of the whole congregation while you are sitting on the stand. Your fellow ward/branch members will appreciate you being modest from their point of view.

The Godhead: Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will respect you for keeping Their commandments, and the Holy Spirit will be with you more.

Sharing Time: How has dressing modestly helped you receive respect in your life?


DAD said…
I am so grateful that you and Constance and Mommy dress modestly- your beauty shines forth
Anonymous said…
I think modesty is so important because it reflects who you are inside, and it tells people you are an example of a believer. Modesty also helps men to be worthy, and to keep their priesthood covenants. I think all girls need to read this article.

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