Summertime is upon us! Although the weather is not my favorite (it's way too hot!), I do love summer sports and the water! Now playing in the water means wearing a bathing suit and mixing in with people. Where does modesty fit into this mix? The world's view of bathing suits leaves little to the imagination. In fact, can be downright embarassing! It is often simply underwear, but in a different fabric. But what does a Christian woman do about this? Certainly no one will condemn a woman (even a Christian woman) for wearing a bikini. Everyone else around will have one on with probably considerable less fabric! But remember, modesty is an attitude of the heart. Swimming season is a often a make or break decision time in this attitude. Will you 'go with the flow', or will you make a visible stand with a bathing suit that covers up - but provides comfort and modesty? My choice usually falls with a bathing suit covered with shorts or skirt. This allows freesdom to move while still being modest.
Here is a quick video from Jason Evert entitled "Should Christian Women Wear Bikinis?" It's a little in depth, but shares some information every women needs to be aware of in how clothing affects men. My favorite quote from it is "When a girl covers herself up, she reveals more about herself to guys because she reveals to them there is more to her than her body. Opt for the modest outfit and teach the boys what you are truly worth." The right choice is always one that will set us apart from the world and bring honor to the Lord.