Resources by Topic: Modesty, Purity & Beauty

Finding a Better Mirror

Finding a Better 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 →

The Value of Rest

The Value of Rest

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 →

How to Avoid Burnout

How to Avoid Burnout

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 →

Girl Defined

Girl Defined

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 →

Unteachable

Unteachable

Some of the most biblically knowledgeable women in the church can also be the most intimidating. Read or Listen →

Developing Inner Beauty

Developing Inner Beauty

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 →

Set-Apart Femininity

Set-Apart Femininity

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 →

The Image of His Son

The Image of His Son

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

One Mom's Idea

One Mom's Idea

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 →

More Than a List

More Than a List

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 →

Reflecting God's Glory

Reflecting God's Glory

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 →

The Value of Boundaries

The Value of Boundaries

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 →

Partial Disclosure

Partial Disclosure

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 →

Candles and Gunpowder

Candles and Gunpowder

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 →

Mixed Messages

Mixed Messages

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

My Brother's Keeper

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 →

Godly Garments

Godly Garments

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

The Quiz

The Quiz

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 →

True Hope for Women

True Hope for Women

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 →

Be Prepared

Be Prepared

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 →

Straight Talk to Teens

Straight Talk to Teens

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 →

More Than a List

More Than a List

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 →

Training Our Daughters

Training Our Daughters

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 →

Self-Control

Self-Control

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

Affirming Our Faith

Affirming Our Faith

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 →

Beauty Inside Out

Beauty Inside Out

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 →

Exposed

If your finery were taken away, and the hidden, inner parts of your heart exposed, would you look more or less beautiful? How much beauty is in your heart? …

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Female Beauty Matters

When I wrote a post on modesty, I came under fire for focusing on such mundane matters rather than really important stuff—like comforting the sick and war-torn. …

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Sexting

Until we present our young women with a new and beautiful vision of womanhood–a biblical vision–they will continue to pursue the modern sexualized ideal. …

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To Flirt or Not to Flirt

The "look." The tilt of the head, the sway of the hips...by the time a female reaches adulthood she's typically been well-versed in all the classic flirt moves. …

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Vampire Craze

I can't help but wonder if fascination with the dark, dangerous, bad boys featured in Twilight and vampire shows is fitting for girls who love Jesus. …

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The Gift of Illness

Whether your struggle is with chronic illness or some other form of weakness, God is not wasting it. He’s fulfilling the purposes He’s planned for you since the beginning of time. …

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Capturing True Beauty in a Photoshopped World

Women desire to be beautiful. The world knows this and plays upon it by constantly feeding us unrealistic images to imitate. In this workshop we will consider God’s definition of beauty and look at how to find our identity in the Lord rather than in the mass media.

Blair Linne Blair Linne In this workshop we will consider God’s definition of beauty and look at how to find our identity in the Lord rather than in the mass media.  Continue Reading →

Your Thought Closet Makeover

Every woman has a closet full of everything she's placed there; some is attractive, lots is outdated, ugly, or just doesn't fit! Every woman also has a thought closet full of everything she's said to herself for years. Some of the self talk content is attractive and useful. But, lots of it is ugly, outdated, and just doesn't fit because ...

Jennifer Rothschild Jennifer Rothschild What we've placed in our thought closets is what we clothe our lives with. Jennifer will help you know what to say to your soul.  Continue Reading →

Food, Beauty, and Control: Three Snares Women Face

FamilyLife Today co-host Bob Lepine will help women examine three areas of life that are potential pitfalls. He'll look at what the Bible says about all three areas and provide counsel on how to avoid temptation and sin in each area.

Bob Lepine Bob Lepine Bob Lepine will help women examine 3 areas of life that are potential pitfalls. He'll look at what the Bible says and how to avoid temptation.  Continue Reading →

The Genesis of Gender

What makes men tick? What makes women tick? If we want to figure it out, we need to look back to creation and have a look at God's original design. Mary Kassian will identify gender distinctives evident in the creation story. It will help you understand the differences between the sexes, why these differences exist, and how to navigate your ...

Mary Kassian Mary Kassian What makes men tick? What makes women tick? If we want to figure it out, we need to look back to creation and have a look at God's original design.  Continue Reading →