Lust and Modesty: Who’s to blame?

Lust and Modesty: Who’s to blame?

What do you think?

Should men keep lust at bay by not looking?

Or do women have a responsibility to protect their Christian brothers by dressing modestly?

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

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  1. I think it falls on both. I work in a mall, so I see people from all walks of life on a daily basis, and it’s not unusual for a woman to come into my store wearing something that causes me to have to avert my eyes. That’s on her. I realize not everyone who comes in my store shares my religious beliefs, but if you’re a Christian and you’re walking around in public wearing clothes that don’t leave much to the imagination, that’s on you. You’re practically asking men to stare at you and lust after you. On the flip side, I’m still a guy, and most of us guys are highly visual, so it doesn’t take much, which is on us. An attractive woman, regardless of what she is wearing, is still an attractive woman, and she can’t help that. Even in the strictest of Islamic countries, where everything but a woman’s eyes are hidden, men still have problems with lust.
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  2. Great reply, Jonathan. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Here is an article that I will soon link to my blog:

    While, as a guy, I know I have a personal responsibility, this comes from the woman’s perspective that to be modest is an act of sisterly/brotherly love.
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  4. Thanks for the link, Joey. This was always a huge debate at Geneva College when I was there, especially in the Spring time when the skirts started to come out. I’m going to see if I can dig up some old Cabinet (our school paper) articles and post them here. They were very insightful when it came to this subject.

  5. Wow. This is video is amazing– thank you for sharing! I’m actually a part of a group of twenty-something’s at my church who meet weekly to discuss seeking truth in our daily lives, I just sent our group leader a link to this post so that she could see this video. It’s just spot on to what happens EVERY day in our lives and I know it’s something that I need to think more about.

    To answer your question, I really feel that it falls on both men and women– we can both do things to prevent lust. Thanks for the food for thought. 🙂

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