1. I created Modern Modesty to Glorify God. We are the light of the world. We should dress and act in a way that points others to Christ. As wrong as it is, man can only see the outside appearance, no matter how wonderful your heart is, man can't see it, only God can..Therefore, I believe we should ALWAYS try to look our best, you never know who you're influencing. "..for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart." I Samuel 16:7b
2. I created Modern Modesty for Others. I have a burden to help other ladies dress more modern & modest. Many Christian ladies hide behind their frumpy skirts, oversized shirts, and out of style outfits, because they have lost their confidence. I wanted to show ladies you don't have to be "out of style" to be modest. Also, I wanted to help ladies feel beautiful and stylish again. I've had HUNDREDS of ladies message me thanking me for Modern Modesty..here's a few messages/emails I've received.
I have been meaning to write you. I am a pastors wife. My husband year ago took a rather liberal church. Dress and music standards were very low. I have been working with some key ladies and them I introduced them to this group. This has done more for the dress standards in our church than any other thing I have been saying. Truly a picture is worth a thousand words. Thank you.
Thank you for starting this group, Modern Modesty. Such classy ladies are posting great pictures, which say so much more than anyone else ever could in a talk or class. Really, you all are showing others that you can be modest and adorable, sophisticated, trendy--in a good way, and feminine.
Hey Lauren, just wanted to say hi and thanks for the modern modesty site, in April I was at a ladies conference and one of the speakers said they we're so thankful for this modern modesty trend, and that it's nice to be able to wear cute clothes and show the world you can be modest and stylish. I live in a little county town and before this group I had to wait until conferences to see what was in "baptist style". It's nice to get ideas for outfits I'd never been able to think of on my own. Thanks for the tips, it's fun.
Thank you so much for Modern Modesty. What a blessing. My daughter and I both just love it. I just wanted to write you and tell you thank you. I know this is such a touchy subject and for whatever reason can make many ladies angry, and I'm sure you have probably had some not so nice comments. This site is what we need...a kind, yet very fashionable site for those of us who want to be different from the world!
I know you don't know me but I just wanted to send you a little message and tell you that I really appreciate the time you have taken to be a blessing, encouragement, example, and friend to all of the ladies on Modern Modesty. You have been an encouragement to me and some of the ladies that I am friends with. Thank you so much for being a Godly example to others! I believe that modesty is very important and should be something that you can make fun & interesting! You have really opened my eyes to new ideas and I thank you for that.
3. I created Modern Modesty for Myself. My style is naturally very classic. My husband on the other hand is very trendy and stylish. I wanted to challenge myself to take the trends of fashion and convert it into my modest style. I believe posting an outfit a day has truly made me dig in my closet, and find many new options. As a Christian school teacher, I can't go buy expensive name brands, so I've learned to thrift and find modern styles for less.