More Than a Change of Clothes
Modesty might seem like a “gray area,” but it should matter to us because it matters to God! In the Bible, immodesty is forbidden for reasons that go beyond mere outward appearance. Martha and Kent write to teen girls in alternating sections, helping them to identify immodesty’s causes and consequences, detect legalism, and seek modesty in their actions and dress. The book includes numerous helpful discussion questions.
“It is refreshing to see the topic of modesty elevated to the importance that it deserves!”
— Mary K. Mohler, Director, Seminary Wives Institute and wife of President Albert Mohler, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
“A God-centered, gospel-saturated, and practical guide to the uncomfortable topic of modesty.”
— Brian H. Cosby, Author, Giving Up Gimmicks
“Martha and Kent carefully apply the Bible’s teaching on the heart of modesty. We highly recommend it to you.”
— John and Lynn Crotts, Faith Bible Church, Sharpsburg, Georgia and author of Loving The Church, Mighty Men: The Starter’s Guide to Leading Your Family, and Craftsmen: Skillfully Leading Your Family for Christ
Table of Contents
Part 1: Modesty Really Is More Than a Change of Clothes
- 1) What Is Immodesty, Anyway?
- 2) How Are Guys So Different?
Part 2: The Old Testament on Immodesty
- 3) Why Should I Wear Clothes?
- 4) Why Were Women Immodest in the Old Testament?
- 5) Who Are Immodesty’s Best Friends in the Old Testament?
Part 3: The New Testament on Immodesty
- 6) Why Were Women Immodest in the New Testament?
- 7) What’s Wrong with Being Immodest?
- 8) Am I Free to Choose What I Want to Wear?
- 9) How Can I Avoid Legalism in Modesty?
Part 4: The Practice of Modesty
- 10) So, How Can I Be Modest?
- 11) What Should I Do About This?
- 12) What Hope is There for the Immodest?
Appendix: A Letter to Parents
About the Authors
Martha Peace is a biblical counselor and conference speaker, as well as the bestselling author of The Excellent Wife and numerous other books. She lives with her husband, Sanford, in Peachtree City, Georgia.
Kent Keller (MDiv, The Master’s Seminary) has spoken at the Shepherds’ Conference and at youth ministry conferences in South Africa and Australia. He has also taught at training institutes in Croatia and Ukraine and is associate pastor at Faith Bible Church, Sharpsburg, Georgia.