It’s summer. Time for blue jeans, winter coats, and sweaters to go away and shorts, t-shirts, and skirts to come out. Unfortunately, often little thought goes into what we wear except what “looks good” or is “the latest style.” In today’s culture, there are virtually no secrets when it comes to modesty and keeping hidden what should be hidden. Almost anything goes. Attracting the attention of the opposite sex is usually the focus and women frequently use clothing (or lack thereof) to gain the attention of men.
But as a woman who desires to please the Lord in all things, attracting men through external beauty should not be her focus. What should be her focus in the clothing choices she makes? In her book “Secret Keeper: The Delicate Power of Modesty” author Dannah Gresh dives right in, answering this question and many more with frank, clear, Biblical counsel to guide the choices young women make in their clothing choices. In “Secret Keeper” women learn to evaluate what they wear as either a temptation to men or as the wrapping on the amazing gift they will someday give that one special man God brings into their lives as their husband.
All women who are seeking to please the Lord with their lives will benefit from reading this little book on modesty. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it insightful and thought-provoking. It is a perfect read as summer has arrived and warm-weather clothing comes out.