Episodes: Modesty, Purity & Beauty

Modesty, Purity & Beauty

  • The Danger of Immodesty
    September 22, 2015 Becoming a Woman of Discretion

    The book of Proverbs tells us about a foolish woman who lured a man into her snare, in part through her attire. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 7
  • Singles and Beauty
    June 16, 2005 Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye? with Carolyn McCulley

    Women are often caught between a preoccupation with their looks and the cultural battle against femininity. Read or Listen →

  • Discipline Is Not a Bad Word
    July 23, 2008 Disciplines of a Beautiful Woman, with Anne Ortlund

    You get hit with a worldly definition of beauty all the time. Get a biblical view of yourself when Anne Ortlund joins Nancy. Read or Listen →

  • A Biblical Approach to Food and Beauty
    December 7, 2010 Food, Beauty, and Control: Three Snares Women Face (Bob Lepine)

    The path to destruction is the path of discontentedness. That’s what Bob Lepine says. A lack of contentment will lead to many other sins. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Philippians 4:8-13
  • Girl Defined
    May 22, 2017 Girl Defined with Bethany Baird & Kristen Clark

    Two sisters decided to pursue careers in modeling. They quickly discovered that pursuing outward beauty doesn’t satisfy. Now they focus on inward beauty. Read or Listen →

  • Great Joy in Righteousness
    July 16, 2013 Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild (Mary Kassian)

    Through cultural and media pressures, women are tempted to throw out modesty and purity as outdated ideas. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 7
  • Valuing Purity in a Hostile World
    July 17, 2013 Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild (Mary Kassian)

    Dressing modestly is a huge challenge for any woman looking through racks at the store. Mary Kassian says make the effort to value modesty. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 7
  • Wild vs. Wise
    July 15, 2013 Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild (Mary Kassian)

    Women have always faced temptation. It goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 7
  • Taking the Gospel into the Dressing Room
    August 24, 2010 Girls Gone Wise, with Mary Kassian

    When you’re shopping, how do you know what’s acceptable? Does the Bible tell us how short or long, loose or tight things should be? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 7
  • The Value of Boundaries
    August 26, 2010 Girls Gone Wise, with Mary Kassian

    Mary Kassian says that when it comes to their relationships with men, women need firm hedges before temptation comes; otherwise, wise decisions will be harder. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 7
  • God’s Beautiful Design for Women, Day 7
    February 14, 2017 God's Beautiful Design for Women: Living Out Titus 2:1-5

    You can spend a lot of energy and money trying to hold on to youth. But if you’re not asking God to shape your character, you’re not truly beautiful. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Titus 2:1-5
  • A Message Every Woman Needs
    March 22, 2010 Graffiti, with Erin Davis

    Young women face so many pressures to fit the world’s definition of beauty, but that definition is unattainable. Read or Listen →

  • Does Beautiful Equal Thin?
    March 23, 2010 Graffiti, with Erin Davis

    Eating disorders affect far too many young women today. Erin Davis knows what it’s like to suffer from this trap. Read or Listen →

  • Understanding Your True Worth
    March 24, 2010 Graffiti, with Erin Davis

    How do you measure your value? So many are chasing outward beauty, success, and the approval of others, but none of these satisfy. Read or Listen →

  • Lies Women Believe About Themselves, Part 4
    January 31, 2002 Lies Women Believe About Themselves

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss focuses on developing the right perspective on physical beauty. Read or Listen →

  • Countering Lies with the Truth
    August 8, 2012 Lies Young Women Believe with Dannah Gresh

    Young women are being bombarded with lies about themselves, their appearance, their relationships, and their future. Read or Listen →

  • Finding a Better Mirror
    September 28, 2018 Mirror, Mirror

    It’s easy to care too much about the image you present to the world. But Nancy says the so-called “mirrors” we look to have nothing to offer. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Exodus 38:8
  • Candles and Gunpowder
    April 27, 2010 Modesty: Does God Really Care What I Wear?

    Feminine beauty was once compared to a candle. There's nothing wrong with it, but you have to treat it carefully when walking through a room full of gunpowder. Read or Listen →

  • Godly Garments
    April 21, 2010 Modesty: Does God Really Care What I Wear?

    Getting new clothes can be fun. But when Adam and Eve were clothed by God, it wasn’t fun at all. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 3:5-21
  • Mixed Messages
    April 26, 2010 Modesty: Does God Really Care What I Wear?

    It takes more than words to communicate. The expressions on your face, hand gestures, even volume--all these, and more, help you express yourself. Read or Listen →

  • My Brother's Keeper
    April 23, 2010 Modesty: Does God Really Care What I Wear?

    Cain was the first to ask the question, and many have used it as an excuse ever since: "Am I my brother’s keeper?" Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Romans 14:13
  • Partial Disclosure
    April 29, 2010 Modesty: Does God Really Care What I Wear?

    Can you cover all your skin and still be immodest? Yes, according to Nancy. She'll give some wise and practical counsel. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:26-33
  • Philosophies in Conflict
    April 22, 2010 Modesty: Does God Really Care What I Wear?

    Image is everything, right? That’s not the way God looks at us. He looks first and foremost at our hearts. Read or Listen →

  • Rewards of Modesty
    April 30, 2010 Modesty: Does God Really Care What I Wear?

    Modesty doesn't just deal with appearance. It actually comes from the inside out, rather than the outside in. Read or Listen →

  • The Quiz
    April 20, 2010 Modesty: Does God Really Care What I Wear?

    If you’ve done any shopping lately, you’ve probably looked at a piece of clothing and asked yourself, "Is this modest?" Read or Listen →

  • The Value of Concealed Treasure
    April 28, 2010 Modesty: Does God Really Care What I Wear?

    Though culture will argue to the contrary, God-fearing men appreciate and respect modest behavior in women. This is especially true in the context of marriage. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Kings 20:12-19
  • True Hope for Women
    September 7, 2009 Radical Womanhood, with Carolyn McCulley

    You might take a look at the clothes on display all around you and conclude modesty is a thing of the past. But it’s not. Read or Listen →

  • A Man's Plea for Modesty
    July 24, 2013 Rebuilding After Pornography, with Pam & Tony Vuke

    After her husband confessed to a pornography addiction, Pam Vuke wanted to check up on him and control every move he made. Read or Listen →

  • Helping Husbands with Temptation
    July 25, 2013 Rebuilding After Pornography, with Pam & Tony Vuke

    What can a wife do to help her husband face sexual temptation? Get advice and hope from a couple who have lived this issue. Read or Listen →

  • Healthy Patterns of Work and Rest
    January 31, 2018 Refresh with David & Shona Murray

    Do you spend relaxation time at the end of the day with Facebook or Instagram? Dr. Shona Murray says your mind isn’t actually relaxing while online. Read or Listen →

  • How to Avoid Burnout
    January 29, 2018 Refresh with David & Shona Murray

    Shona Murray was busy doing things for God’s kingdom when she had an emotional crash. She had been neglecting health and rest, and it caught up with her. Read or Listen →

  • Refreshed in God’s Presence
    February 2, 2018 Refresh with David & Shona Murray

    Shona and her husband share what they learned in the valley of depression about emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Read or Listen →

  • The Value of Rest
    February 1, 2018 Refresh with David & Shona Murray

    When’s the last time you truly took a day of rest? On that day, did you experience quiet? Was your phone switched off? You're invited to a new pattern of rest. Read or Listen →

  • Seeing Yourself Through God's Eyes
    September 15, 2017 Seeing Yourself Through God's Eyes, with Nancy Stafford

    Do you ever wish you could be as confident as the people you see on TV? Some aren't as self–assured as you think. Hear from actress Nancy Stafford. Read or Listen →

  • Sexual Purity
    October 11, 2019 Seeking Him: Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival

    If you search the web or walk through any mall, you’ll be confronted with something. People have lost a sense of God’s plan for sexuality. Read or Listen →

  • Set-Apart Femininity
    September 3, 2012 Set-Apart Femininity, with Leslie Ludy

    The airbrushed, digitally enhanced images you see at the checkout counter aren’t real. So where do you find an accurate picture of femininity? Read or Listen →

  • Set-Apart Femininity, with Leslie Ludy
    September 1, 2014 Set-Apart Femininity, with Leslie Ludy

    The airbrushed, digitally enhanced images you see at the checkout counter aren’t real. So where do you find an accurate picture of femininity? Read or Listen →

  • A Pathway to the Heart of God
    October 17, 2011 Surviving—And Thriving—Through Suffering, with Margaret Ashmore & Dr. Sally Knox

    Doctors say one-in-nine women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Find out how to approach this disease from a medical and spiritual point of view. Read or Listen →

  • How Firm a Foundation
    October 19, 2011 Surviving—And Thriving—Through Suffering, with Margaret Ashmore & Dr. Sally Knox

    Your friend receives the diagnosis of cancer. What do you say? How can you best help them when you feel so helpless? Read or Listen →

  • The Image of His Son
    October 18, 2011 Surviving—And Thriving—Through Suffering, with Margaret Ashmore & Dr. Sally Knox

    When Margaret Ashmore was diagnosed with breast cancer, she realized that surviving wasn’t the ultimate goal--becoming like Christ was. Read or Listen →

  • Teaching Young Ladies to Be Pure in Heart
    June 12, 2009 Teaching Young Ladies to Be Pure in Heart

    Does your daughter know how to make wise choices in a world that doesn’t value purity? Learn how to bring up the conversation and effectivel Read or Listen →

  • A Woman's Great Loveliness
    June 8, 2006 The Attractive Christian Woman

    What comes to mind when you hear the word modesty? Is your definition correct? Get rid of old misconceptions and begin painting a fresh picture. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Timothy 2:9-10
  • Affirming Our Faith
    June 7, 2006 The Attractive Christian Woman

    You probably don’t leave the house with your clothes on inside out, but when it comes to modesty, that’s exactly what we need to do. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Timothy 2:9-10
  • Dad's Involvement
    June 16, 2006 The Attractive Christian Woman

    In the job of raising godly daughters, what is Dad’s role? Nancy Leigh DeMoss addresses that question. Read or Listen →

  • Modeling Modesty
    June 14, 2006 The Attractive Christian Woman

    Training your children about modesty at age 13 is too late. How about the age of three? Read or Listen →

  • Modesty in the Real World
    June 21, 2006 The Attractive Christian Woman

    Finding modest clothing in today’s stores is hard. If you do find some, you often have to spend lots more money. Is it worth it? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Timothy 2:9-10
  • More Than a List
    June 15, 2006 The Attractive Christian Woman

    We send our kids to school to learn the basics. We give them piano lessons. We put them on teams to learn soccer or basketball. But who’s teaching modesty? Read or Listen →

  • Parents Now, Friends Later
    June 19, 2006 The Attractive Christian Woman

    How can we train our kids not only to follow rules about what they can wear, but also how to have modest hearts? Read or Listen →

  • Reflecting God's Glory
    June 12, 2006 The Attractive Christian Woman

    Your outward appearance can reveal the inward desires of your heart. Do you want to glorify yourself or reflect God’s glory? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Timothy 2:9-10
  • Responses from Listeners
    June 23, 2006 The Attractive Christian Woman

    Over the last few weeks, Nancy has taught about issues surrounding the topic of modesty. Nancy shares responses from listeners. Read or Listen →

  • Self-Control
    June 9, 2006 The Attractive Christian Woman

    Purity helps us make wise choices, even in a tempting situation. But purity and self-control walk hand in hand. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Timothy 2:9-10
  • Straight Talk to Teens
    June 20, 2006 The Attractive Christian Woman

    So your daughter turns 13. Now what? A teenager can learn to cultivate a heart of modesty and, in the process, bypass a lot of hurt and heartache. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Timothy 2:9-10
  • Tough Questions on Modesty
    June 22, 2006 The Attractive Christian Woman

    When you see immodesty in church, it could be a positive sign. How? New believers are being added. Nancy takes a practical look at modesty. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Timothy 2:9-10
  • Training Our Daughters
    June 13, 2006 The Attractive Christian Woman

    It’s so important to train the next generation of women to have modest hearts as they grow up in an increasingly permissive world. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Timothy 2:9-10
  • Developing a Meek Spirit
    June 17, 2013 The Beauty of Meekness

    One of the most misunderstood biblical qualities is meekness. Nancy shares her own struggles to develop this important trait. Read or Listen →

  • A Woman's Greatest Loveliness
    May 17, 2011 The Beauty of a Modest Heart

    What comes to mind when you hear the word, modesty? Is your definition correct? Get rid of old misconceptions and begin painting a fresh picture. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Timothy 2:8-9
  • A Woman's Influence in the Church
    May 16, 2011 The Beauty of a Modest Heart

    Women in the church can be either a great blessing or they can do incredibly great damage. They can make the gospel believable or cause people to turn from God. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Timothy 2:8-10
  • Modeling Modesty
    May 19, 2011 The Beauty of a Modest Heart

    You don’t start training your children about modesty at age 13. How about age 3? Why start so young? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Timothy 2:8-9
  • More Than a List
    May 20, 2011 The Beauty of a Modest Heart

    Don't start with a list. Start with the principles of God's Word. Teach your children, beginning at the earliest ages, what God thinks when it comes to modesty. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Deuteronomy 6:3-9
  • Reflecting God's Glory
    May 18, 2011 The Beauty of a Modest Heart

    Your outward appearance can reveal the inward desire of your heart. Learn to make wise clothing choices that reflect God’s glory. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Timothy 2:8-9
  • Be Prepared
    March 2, 2007 The Counter-Cultural Woman: A Fresh Look at Proverbs 31

    We don’t like to think about suffering and hardship, and we certainly don’t like to think about our children having to suffer. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 31
  • Focused on the Eternal
    March 15, 2007 The Counter-Cultural Woman: A Fresh Look at Proverbs 31

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss explains how to cultivate beauty that won't fade with age. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 31
  • A Lifelong Commitment to Purity
    July 8, 2011 The Princess and the Kiss

    What do you get when you combine the princess theme with a special ceremony? Find out how meaningful a princess ceremony can be. Read or Listen →

  • One Mom's Idea
    July 7, 2011 The Princess and the Kiss

    Walk through any store and you’ll get a picture of the low opinion our culture has about purity. Learn how to raise daughters with a heart for purity. Read or Listen →

  • Develop Virtue by Being Rather than Doing
    June 20, 2018 The True Woman Manifesto: Declarations, Part 1

    How would you define "virtue"? Nancy says you need to focus on who you are rather than what you do. Learn to develop virtue from the inside out. Read or Listen →

  • Beauty Inside Out
    November 8, 2002 True Beauty, with Carolyn Mahaney

    Do you conform to God's image or the image our culture promotes? Today's editon of Revive Our Hearts focuses on true beauty. Read or Listen →

  • Beauty Is in the Reflection
    November 6, 2002 True Beauty, with Carolyn Mahaney

    Do you want a beauty that will only grow more attractive as time passes? Find out how to get that kind of beauty. Read or Listen →

  • How Culture Influences Our Self-Image
    November 4, 2002 True Beauty, with Carolyn Mahaney

    What have you done to make yourself more beautiful? Read or Listen →

  • The Heart of the Matter
    November 5, 2002 True Beauty, with Carolyn Mahaney

    What does God say about beauty? Read or Listen →

  • What Really Matters
    November 7, 2002 True Beauty, with Carolyn Mahaney

    Who are we to please in our pursuit of beauty? Carolyn Mahaney teaches about beauty today on Revive Our Hearts. Read or Listen →

  • Lies Our Daughters Believe About Beauty
    August 16, 2019 True Girl, with Dannah Gresh

    There’s one thing that’s likely to cut through all those voices and get your daughter's attention—undistracted time with you! Read or Listen →

  • A Gentle and Quiet Spirit
    April 29, 2014 True Woman 101: Part 7: Total Makeover

    The apostle Peter tells women to develop a “gentle and quiet spirit.” What if your personality doesn’t appear to be gentle or quiet? Read or Listen →

  • Developing Inner Beauty
    April 28, 2014 True Woman 101: Part 7: Total Makeover

    Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as the wearing of jewelry or braided hair. How does the apostle Peter's words apply to you in 2014? Read or Listen →