Why some Christian women wear dresses or skirts and long hair

Wisdom4Today Wednesday with Dr. Mike

Sometimes, when watching a news story about certain religious groups or when encountering a devout Christian family like TLC’s Duggar Family, many people will notice that the women are dressed a certain way, usually in dresses or skirts, and have long hair. Often their hair will be braided or formed into a bun, but in any case, it will be quite noticeable that it is different from the way most women dress and wear their hair today. This causes many people to wonder why some Christian women wear dresses or skirts and long hair.

Must be a cult
TLC’s Duggar Family Girls in conservative clothing. Source: DuggarFamily.com

The first thing that many people think when they see a woman dressed this way and wearing long hair is that they must be involved in some sort of religious cult that makes the women dress and look like Stepford wives. They base their observations on a popular science fiction movie where the women of a fictional town named Stepford all wore long dresses, hairstyles that were very feminine, and acted like perfect robotic homemaker wives.

Oddly enough, if these same people were to see a woman and her daughter wearing “normal clothes” like a pair of tight jeans and a t-shirt the idea of belonging to a cult would never cross their mind. This is because the “culture” we live in today is different from what it used to be and it is continually changing. However, to assume that someone who does not dress the same way as most people as being part of a cult is silly to say the least.

For example, if someone’s’ elderly grandmother dressed and wore her hair in a certain way that differed from the current culture we would not say she belonged to a cult, we would just say she is old fashioned. Likewise, if we see young women putting different colors of red or blue dye in their hair, why do we not think they are in a cult? The answer is simple, as open minded and tolerant as some people think that they are they want to label anyone different from them using a derogatory term.

This is especially true with people who despise Christians because of their religious beliefs and values, which differ from their own. If someone dressed a certain way and wore long hair because they were expressing their individuality, they would rarely get grief about it. Instead, they would be admired. However, the moment they say they want to do the same for any sort of “religious” reason, they are considered to be a religious nut, member of a cult, or a victim of repression.

Interestingly enough, most people do not even realize that the very word culture has as its root the word cult. To be part of the culture, literally means that we identify with certain people groups that share such things as language, values, heritage, customs, traditions, and religious practices. While some people may think that women wearing certain dress and long hair are different, there was a time when the same was considered typical of the culture. Just because the current culture may no longer embrace the same style, it does not make it weird, wrong, or cultism.

If Not a Cult, then Why?

So then, why do some Christian women dress a certain way and wear long hair? To answer that question, we must first ask where the idea of dressing in a certain way and wearing long hair came from and what the purpose is. As mentioned earlier, there may be non-religious reasons for wearing dresses and having long hair, but for the sake of our question, let us stick to the reason many Christian women would do so.

As to the question of women wearing dresses, many Christians believe that men and women should not wear the same type of clothing. This is because the Bible says the same in Deuteronomy 22:5:

(Deuteronomy 22:5 KJV) “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.”

Although this verse is found in the Old Testament, the New Testament speaks to the type of clothing that women should wear in 1 Timothy 2:9-10:

(1 Timothy 2:9-10 KJV) “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; {10} But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.” (Emphasis added)

Considering what these two verses are saying, we can see that they teach that women should wear women’s clothing that is modest and reflects the godliness that she professes along with her good works. This is in keeping with similar verses in 1 Peter 3:1-4:

(1 Peter 3:1-4 KJV) “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; {2} While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. {3} Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; {4} But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.” (Emphasis added)

These verses speak volumes about women using their inner beauty and pleasant personality over their outward appearance to make a positive impression on their husbands. Not that there is anything wrong with looking nice, but more importantly, it is emphasizing inner beauty and godliness over looks. Something that is sorely lacking in today’s culture.

Modesty in Clothing

When considering what constitutes modest clothing, a point has to be made about the motivation for wearing the clothing and the potential effect it may have on others. As to the motivation for wearing the clothing, the point being made in 1 Timothy 2:9 is that if the purpose of wearing it is to draw attention to the person wearing the clothes, then she is not dressed modestly. Likewise, if the clothing is tight, or designed in such a way to be revealing to others, it is not modest.

As Christians, we should be conscious of how our clothing might adversely affect others. This is because there may be others who may struggle with lust, infidelity, or have difficulty being tempted by someone who is dressed seductively that is not their spouse.

When modest dress is worn, it should be because we do not want to be a “stumbling block” to others’ efforts to live a holy and God honoring life. We should show our love for God and our neighbor by dressing in a way that will not make it more difficult for them. Wearing clothing to draw attention to self sexually or otherwise says we do not care if it causes difficulty for someone.

Long Hair

As to the idea of wearing long hair, this is something that many Christian women do because of what is taught in 1 Corinthians 1:13-15:

(1 Corinthians 11:13-15 KJV) “Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered? {14} Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? {15} But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.” (Emphasis added)

Here we see that long hair is considered something that is glorious in the eyes of God. Likewise, verse fourteen teaches that long hair on a man goes against nature and is a shame to him in the eyes of God.

In conclusion, some Christian women wear dresses and long hair because they want to honor and please God, project a Godly image, and not provoke (hence the term provocative) sinful thoughts in others.

Link to some favorite modest women’s closing at: Christianity Every Day

[This article appeared first at wisdom4today.org in January 2012, it is one of the most popular articles on that site]

20 Comments

  1. Monna Weidner

    Men were the teachers of that day and it was the tradition of their churches and this was taught to the women because that’s how THEY wanted them to be taught, NOT because that’s what God wanted. Also, if long hair was a shame for men, why are all the pictures of Jesus showing He has long hair? I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ because I am saved by grace, I don’t live under the law that was made up and written by men.

    1. Dr. Michael Williams

      Thank you Monna for the comment. Unfortunately your position is not supported by the Bible. The law was instituted by God to show man his need for a Savior(See Romans and Galatians). 2 Peter 1 tells us that NO prophecy of Scripture was of any PRIVATE interpretation, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. Men were not the authors of the Bible, God was. Men were nothing more than scribes whom the Holy Spirit used to write down what God said. Those who teach otherwise do not know or understand Biblical teaching on divine inspiration. Likewise, no where in Scripture do we find Jesus having long hair. You are right, it is written that it is a shame. As for your displeasure with “men” I would only say that men and women both have plenty of problems when it comes to Biblical literacy, which leads to behaviors that vary from Scripture. 95% of what people say and do based on what they think Christianity teaches is not supported or directly contradicted in Scripture. The biggest reason for this is because people are Biblically illiterate or not able to understand because they are not saved (1 Corinthians 2). If people spent half the time reading the Bible as they do watching shows or reading things about the Bible, we all would much better off.

      1. Kezo

        I like your teaching Dr. Keep it up.. I know many people today are blindiled by the true doctrine, because they want to be free from their obligation as christians. Many false profits are now in this world to corrupt the minds of the believers.. thank u Dr.williams. God bless u..

  2. Michele

    This is an interesting article and causes my mind to meander around several different aspects. That is good Dr. Williams. You have written well here as for me personally it has become a thought provoking article. I’m certain that no one can disagree that there are multiple and particular aspects in all subjects found in the bible. From the aspect of a religious article that really can be a brilliant discussion for those concerned with leading a Godly life I would like to toss in my two cents here and my thoughts are perhaps worth only that, for the nature of religion, the very heart of it in fact focuses on our personal relationship with God and always reaching for a deeper understanding and actual conscientious work to deepen and strengthen our relationship with The Almighty on a daily basis. I for instance am a modern woman and I love and yearn for God deeply and through every step during my day I consider what God wants from us as humans. All sorts of different branches of religion have gems to offer us. I love the phrase WWJD! That did not stem from my particular branch of Christianity but I have used that in so many instances when I’m in doubt as to what to do on a certain issue, and it always presses me to choose a path of peace and love.
    You give us an interesting perspective on culture that is exactly correct. In addition though it is also reasonable to understand that culture HAS changed and developed over the last 2000 years and common cultural norms from 2000 years ago are certainly not what exist today. Then women, even women of the early “Universal church” were clothed head to toe and a veil was generally worn on the head, faces were both covered and uncovered.
    People of course have the right to dress how they like in our society and if they feel like being a little old fashioned well that’s fine, but it DOESN’T necessarily translate to being modest in dress. Perhaps Christians ought to consider that thought. If I dressed in a skirt, even a very modest skirt, I would stick out in my community, more so if I were to do so on a daily basis. It would indeed broadcast that there was something different about me and I would stand out and attract attention! (I thought we were supposed to be modest and not stand out for attention…)Because it isn’t the social norm in Northern New England where we have BITTERLY cold winters, springs that give us ankle deep mud,… then there’s tick season… yes that’s a thing here too. It follows just after the spring mud and lasts until first frost when the little buggers finally slow down and stop biting us! I HATE ticks. I promise you if I ever get to talk with God it will likely be my first question as to why he thought it was a good idea to make those repulsive creatures! And the ticks are everywhere! They drop from trees onto us. (I really need to move!!!)
    And … not to be outdone… but men often are attracted to certain features of the female anatomy. My husband, also a good Christian man, happens to have an affinity for legs. This shouldn’t shock anyone I think. My husband always asks me in fact to “get some skirts”. But I have a small farm. I’m going to be digging the spring garden today as a matter of fact. And a skirt makes the least amount of sense for the sort of life I lead. It would in fact be dangerous for me to wear a skirt for the work I do, when I’m for instance using a chainsaw to take down trees and despite the fact that it may be perceived as modest attire, clearly in my life it would be a distraction for my husband away from his work that MUST be done, (though it may get my husband out to help me more often in the garden which could be a plus for me.)
    The thing that makes the most logical sense is to wear the appropriate clothing for the job at hand. You gentleman would never wear a suit to stack wood, though that is also modest attire covering most of the body. I think to a degree we need to translate, times have changed since 2000 years ago. Then women had little status, they were certainly not involved in the rule making, they stayed at home tending house and cooking, caring for the children. I do and love all that stuff I love cooking (not so much cleaning the house)but everything has changed! If I’m going to get up on a ladder to clean windows a skirt is certainly not modest attire for such a job!
    I feel it is free choice and I stand by that, but when I see Christian women wearing skirts 24/7 where my mind goes very honestly, is the thought that they are rather “catered to” women, who are obviously strangers to hard work, because such clothing is neither safe nor reasonable for the tasks I must accomplish. I DO NOT want to pick hundreds of ticks off myself after gardening, which would also be stupidly risking my health by the way. Instead I wear light colored pants that are not form fitting, they are loose so I can bend and stretch and work hard. My socks are extended over the cuffs of my pants to hopefully lock out the ticks. So I’m still modest in dress, but it is also reasonable for the task I must accomplish. Believe me I’m no beauty wearing what I wear to garden!
    And by your own admission through scripture we clearly see that the beauty of a woman should be seen in what lies within her heart,(I am minding a friend’s daughter today who has learning disabilities. It is hard work for me to meet this child’s needs and it would be far easier to say that I’m busy, but I didn’t! Instead I prayed to God for the patience to meet the challenge ahead and prayed too that I hope this small good deed would honor Him!) therefore I press the question of why type of clothing should matter at all to a Christian woman. It’s what your whole article focuses on and should according to scripture be the last consideration when assessing a woman! (That of course does not refer to women who are scantily clad) That’s pretty shallow stuff! And its no less shallow and I consider a great flaw that men cannot look to the person instead of to the body. And it is not our jobs as women to make up for your shortcomings! We are individuals with every right to seek God on our terms (Mine perhaps being that today I’m watching this little girl who is challenging). This is your flaw, not a woman’s flaw. It is not my job to fix your flaws. That is your job. Just like its my job to fix my own flaws so that I may become pleasing to God. It isn’t even our jobs to “help” you with your lustful issues. That’s a cop-out that only shows a lack of responsibility on men’s parts. You guys have been trying to tow that party-line for 2000 years now. It is even the central core of belief and culture for some religions. Seriously when’s that going to stop?
    Women are beautiful and we are talented, we work hard at least those of us not wearing the skirts we are intelligent, thoughtful amazing creatures who are capable of every single thing that you are capable of. In fact women are capable of things that men are not! We can give birth. It is one of the biggest most wonderful and self-sacrificing moments in life.
    If we look at Genesis we find that each time God created a new thing it was bigger and better, more advanced more brilliant than the things He had created before. I will remind you here, God created woman as the very last thing! Frankly you men can’t come close to touching our depth of emotion that God imbued in our spirits, even in the good men, like my own husband who is extremely nurturing!
    This article may be simply an explanation as to why some women feel the need to dress a certain way, I understand that, and I love the article and I love men as well for the unique gifts that they also bring to a relationship.
    But I do think It’s time for good Christian men to stop caring about modesty in dress and start looking at the person within where women are concerned. I also believe its time for those truly faithful women to leave the shallow thoughts that attire actually matters more than what’s on the inside.
    What have all these good Christian women done today to reach out and help their fellow? I’m wearing pants today and going out of my way to help a woman who needs help! I’m wearing pants for it!!!
    There is a lot to be said for the phrase that “they will know us by our love!” So why are they instead wearing it on their sleeves… shallow!!!
    I assure that God can equally love a man so destitute that he has no clothes at all or a King clothed in furs, because God will be judging the man’s heart and if both are equal in their love toward others, both can find favor with Him. Yet we stand with ancient man’s ideas and ideals. Well WWJD? Do you think he would care overly how a person is dressed?
    Don’t lose sight of that!
    Did he not reach out toward common whores and rich men alike, pulling them to paths of peace and love and self sacrifice and service to their fellow man?
    Did he not simply love everyone who crossed his path?
    And what did he tell us.
    That he was throwing out the old laws and there is one new law.
    “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
    Everything before it was abrogated! Dress matters not and for those who think it does matter, they have missed some portions of the message. Let them know you are a Christian by your loving and selfless works of mercy and love to one another instead of parading around saying “Look at me, I’m a God person… you can tell because I’m a woman with long hair and I wear a modest skirt.”
    Ridiculous!
    I say instead put on some pants and go donate some time at a soup kitchen! And you men pull it together! It’s been 2000 years now!
    It’s time long overdue time, to pay attention to the lessons our Savior taught us!
    Did He not say The Father even loves the little sparrows and provides for them.
    WE ARE SURROUNDED BY LITTLE SPARROWS!!! HELP THEM!!! Forget about what you’re wearing while you’re doing it! (but for the record I’ll be wearing pants for it and let no Christian judge me for it but judge me by my good deeds, the women who wear skirts are not better than me because they wear skirts.)
    Its frustrating that this should be the slightest issue in today’s world!

      1. Michele

        Well God bless you and Dr. Mike! This article is very thought provoking and very worthy and when it brings any person to consider just what things are important in nurturing one’s own relationship with God it has most certainly met its intended purpose. So keep in mind although I express strong feelings they are not directed at Dr. Mike, but I see them as a firm opportunity to get Christians or anyone who may read this motivated to step out beyond their comfort zones and get active toward helping all our neighbors… all of them… not only those who are the same species of our religion. We NEED to do this! It is what God wants, if we accept Jesus as our example (and we most certainly should!) it is all He did throughout His life! And it has little do with those woven threads upon our backs, it has to do with the love within our hearts. May you turn a joyful and Godly face toward every person you meet today even if it is as little as a smile and happy greeting to some stranger you pass on the way into the supermarket. You never know how profoundly even the merest act of love and kindness may affect another!

    1. Dr. Michael Williams

      Thank you Michele for your response. I am afraid however you missed the whole point of the article. It is not to advocate that all women should wear long dresses and have long hair. It is to point out that the main focus, according to what I described in the article, which comes from Scripture, is that our standard of dress should be based on what may or may not cause our brother or sister to stumble because of our faith and reflect our love of God. Anything other than that is sin (Romans 14:19-23).

      Please read Romans 14, 1 Corinthians 8 for clarification on this. It seems you took offense to the fact that SOME women wear these clothes, but I would submit that we should look at why they wear them, not WHAT they are wearing. Romans 14 makes specific reference to the fact that those who are weak in the faith and subscribe to certain practices that God does not condemn tend to be judgmental in these matters of others who do not hold the same view. Likewise, those who are more mature in the faith and do not subscribe to things that God never condemned, tend to be more despising of those who do in these matters. I just preached about this yesterday. See http://wisdom4today.org/wisdom/preaching-romans-14-11-23-how-far-should-you-rely-on-faith-part-2/

      As to your examples for practicality. My first pastorate was in northern Minnesota where some families ride snow mobiles to church in the winter. To suggest they had to wear a skirt would be preposterous. However, a skin tight rubber snowsuit where little is left to the imagination equally so. Dare we suggest that what we want to wear is more important that how it affects the 50% of men addicted to pornography? Or the over 40% women addicted to pornography?

      It really comes down to modesty, not a list of approved or disapproved clothing. No matter what it is, if it causes a brother or sister to stumble, it is not modest. You see it is not about “appearing godly.” We have lots of “religious” people who do that. It is about acting like Christ.

      Finally, yes it has been 2000 years, but that does not mean that God changes HIS standards with time. The same three motivators to sin: lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride are still what leads us ALL astray (1 John 2:15-16; James 1:12-15). Satan used these lusts tempt Eve (Genesis 2) and he tried to use them to tempt the Lord (Luke 4) God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. If you want to put on pants and go feed people at the soup kitchen, great! However, if you have no concern over how your pants may or may not affect others based on how revealing they may be, then you are better off staying home. Temporal things like food, shelter, and other provision should never jeopardize someone’s walk with God. Lot was a perfect example of that.

      Finally, as far as your comment: “It’s time for good Christian men to stop caring about modesty in dress.” Modesty is not a list of approved and disapproved clothing. It is an Christ like attitude that we should ALL strive to attain. Unfortunately many people have fallen into the trap of not seeing the purpose of modest dress. Instead, their outrage is against those who may dress in such clothing without even giving those dressed that way the benefit of the doubt to ask why. This is nothing more than focusing on the man made commandments deemed as offensive because of one’s personal preference instead of the motivation in a person’s heart.

      When we strive to have a heart like Christ, the closer we get to Him, the more the Holy Spirit convicts us of how we should conduct ourselves. Likewise, that same conviction will enable us to inspire people to become more like Christ instead of intimidating them.

      I hope and pray that as you meditate upon God’s Word on this issue, you would come to the conclusion of what you believe is right based on a love of God and love of your neighbor according to God’s Word. Not, what the popular culture says is acceptable. Likewise, this same approach is how we should approach ALL issues in life, which will negate the need for man made commandments (James 1:1-8).

  3. Erin Daigle

    A note to the author: I am a teenage girl whose Christian parents just a few months ago made me switch to wearing nothing but modest skirts and dresses. I hated it in the beginning, but once I got used to it, I began to see the reasons for why they made me convert. While I still dislike wearing skirts, dresses, and modest blouses every day, I am thankful for my parents’ teaching this to me. I am universally more modest and feminine now than I ever was before.

    I seen many of the posts people have made here and before you hate on the idea of wearing a skirt every day why not just try it. I’m a teenager, and no one hated it more than I did when my parents made me switch after a life of skinny jeans and low tops, but I grew to appreciate it. If you are a true believer then so will you as well.

    I’m an athlete. I ski, play touch football with my brothers, and ride horseback, and I do it all in a modest skirt or dress. Not everything is floor length (all are below the knee though) and I do dress like a modern teenager. I’ve never had anyone say that I looked like I was part of a cult. You can be modest and still live a normal life. Just my two sense to any doubters out there.

    1. drmlwilliams00

      Thanks for the comment Erin. Your comment that you are universally more modest reflects a change of heart based on your consideration of the reason moral reason why. God;s approval is not based on what your are wearing; it is based on why you are wearing it. This is because God does not look upon the outside, He looks upon the heart (1 Samuel 16:6-7). Blessings, Dr. Mike

  4. Peachie

    I realize that the last comment was written in November 2014, bit I had to write in because , I am just appalled and sad because of this article and all the others that women and men put on the Internet to condemn, scold, belittle, and blame women for everything little thing.
    Men sin too!! Where are the articles to scold them about not being good husbands and doing things that are against God! Seems that you all are judging womenand allowing husbands to get off with a free ticket. You all need to pray and ask God to guide you and then ask if women are the only sinners?

    1. Hello Peachie,

      Please elaborate for me on where we are “scold, belittle and blame women for everything”. I am confused because that is not our intent whatsoever. Your comment is very general and requires more specifics so that I can answer you according to the word of God. Your comment seems to be misplaced in this article that is meant purely to explain why some women dress the way that they do. Thank you

      1. Dianne

        Hello Everyone! Well, I have just seen this article and I would like to say thanks for this! Maybe in some small way I can add to this. I have been a Christian for many years and I do wear long skirts and long dresses. I know some prefer to call the way I dress ‘modest’ which is fine but I believe women can also wear ‘modest’ pants also. I choose to dress the way I dress. My husband and I team drive a big truck and I wear skirts (without any problems). I would like to say also for me ‘modest’ is not only ‘dress’ but should be considered in every aspect of your life. Thanks again for this article!

  5. I would love to know when most Christians changed their minds and stopped believing in long hair and modest dress for women. I belonged to a Pentecostal denomination where pretty much every woman, even those over 60, wear short hair and pants all the time. It doesn’t offend me per se, but I can’t help but reflect that 50 years ago, women from the same denomination would passionately argue to prove that the Bible promotes long hair and modest dress. So, what changed? What convinced even a conservative Pentecostal denomination to change their views so radically? Did it come from a serious reflection on Scripture? Did it come from seeking the leading of God? Or perhaps did they accept the culture at large and then scramble to find a justification for it, wholly dismissing 1 Corinthians 11? It’s simply amazing that if we find a verse that is not convenient to us, we can just dismiss it with a simple wave of the hand. I mean we’re so faithful to the Bible, we can even make verses against divorce mean nothing at all! Whoosh. Done. Doesn’t matter anymore. Again, I don’t care so much about the interpretations, just how we so flippantly change our minds and then reinterpret the Bible support what we have decided to believe! And we claim to be faithful to Scripture?

  6. Cynthia Gee

    Perhaps people equate long hair and long skirts with cult membership because so many cults require their women to wear distinctive costumes.
    The Bible calls for women to dress modestly, but it does not prescribe a uniform, and in fact Paul warns us about false teachers who seek to add to the Bible and exert tight control over every aspect of their followers lives:

    “Col 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, and not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
    Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
    Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?”

    “Gal 3:1 ¶ O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
    This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith. Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?”

  7. It seems you are a church in Albuquerque New Mexico. It seems it is ok as far as you are concerned for women to dress modest and feminine. It seems if I were to speak with you that you wouldn’t spend 1/2 hour yelling at me for wearing a modest dress or skirt and blouse. How refreshing. I live in New Mexico too and I thought the only pastors that were ok with women wearing dresses and skirts and blouses were the conservative Mennonites. Only problem with them is that everyone has to wear a uniform. And, they aren’t to open to people outside their church. It is nice to know I’m not the only one in New Mexico that may dress modest and feminine in New Mexico. I dress modest and feminine because after reading Bible and praying I feel this is what God wants me to do. Unfortunately there are a lot of women that are very angry to see me dressed so. I left a church because I got tired of the women following me around from time to time making nasty comments about how I dress. Glad to know I am not alone.

  8. Elizabeth

    Thank you so much for your clear writing on this very misunderstood subject! I am a mother of 6 daughters and we all wear long skirts and have long hair. we live very joyful and happy lives! My daughters look lovely in their skirts and they keep up with style as well. when we walk into a store people may look at them, but it is with respect in their eyes. so few ladies are willing to “stand out” in a crowd… even if it is for the Lord. There is a definite connection between when women started wearing pants and cutting their hair and when marriages started breaking up because of fighting, immorality, etc. As a teacher in our Christian school, I plan to print this article and present it to my high school class! It is wonderful! May God bless you! Elizabeth

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