Seeking Him Podcast

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A Candle Among Gunpowder

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: A friend of mine was devastated to learn that her husband had an affair with a woman at work who often dressed very seductively.

Now, who was responsible for that affair? Of course, it was the husband. But did the sensually-dressed woman also have some responsibility? Absolutely. As women, our clothing choices can either help men succeed morally or can put temptation in their path.

Richard Baxter was a seventeenth century pastor who realized how a woman’s clothing could snare a man’s mind. He gave women this counsel: “You must walk among sinful persons as you would do with a candle among straw or gunpowder.”

Our clothing choices today can either encourage men around us to be morally pure or we can distract them. Are you walking as if you had a candle among gunpowder?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

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About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement, calling them to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for Christ and His Word is infectious, and permeates her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him.

She has authored twenty-two books, including Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, Seeking Him (coauthored), Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together, and You Can Trust God to Write Your Story (coauthored with her husband). Her books have sold more than five million copies and are reaching the hearts of women around the world. Nancy and her husband, Robert, live in Michigan.