Set Apart Girl

Returning to Christ-Centered Femininity - The Ministry of Leslie Ludy, the co-founder of Ellerslie Mission Society.

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Last year I went to the mall hoping to find a couple of summer tops. After visiting ten stores and trying on countless possibilities, I walked away empty-handed. Much to my frustration, the only shirts available were tight, low-cut and see-through – and unless I wanted to shop in the grandma section, there seemed to be no modest options. As fashion trends become more and more sensual, most Christian girls feel they have no choice but to comply with culture. Dressing modestly (and fashionably) these days is an art form. Most of us aren’t willing to go to the effort it takes to overcome the...read the rest here.

A Word from Leslie When colder weather hits, it’s easy to lose all desire for feminine elegance. Chilly air often tempts us to rush for our baggy sweats, UGG boots, and fuzzy stocking caps – forsaking skirts, tailored pants, and blouses until spring finally arrives. While there are certainly days when dressing in cozy fleece is perfectly fine, I believe that we shouldn’t throw feminine dignity out the door the moment the first snowfall hits. Cold weather doesn’t automatically necessitate sloppy clothing styles. But dressing with dignity in the wintertime does require...read the rest here.

A few months ago, I went to the mall hoping to find a couple summer tops. After visiting ten stores and trying on countless possibilities, I walked away empty-handed. Much to my frustration, the only shirts available were tight, low-cut and see-through – and unless I wanted to shop in the grandma section, there seemed to be no modest options. As fashion trends become more and more sensual, most Christian girls feel they have no choice but to comply with culture. Dressing modestly (and fashionably) these days is an art form. Most of us aren’t willing to go to the effort it takes to overcome...read the rest here.

The other day in the grocery store, my eye caught a heading on the cover of a popular women’s magazine. It was claiming to have an article revealing all the secrets needed to look your best during the “nearly-naked season” – summer. The world uses summer as an excuse to strip down to the bare essentials and become as sexy and sultry as possible. But a girl who dresses with modest, feminine, dignified style sends the message that she values those around her and wants to reflect the beauty of Christ in her appearance, not the empty allure of this world. While it’s...read the rest here.

When I was writing my book Answering the Guy Questions, I interviewed many godly young men to get their perspective on young women today. One of my questions was, “How can girls help guys become the men God created them to be?” Without hesitation, each of the young men responded, “By dressing more modestly!” Christ-built warrior-poets are longing for young women who will dress in a way that assists a man’s mental purity, rather than tempts him to compromise. But being a young women myself, I know that you can’t just say “dress more modestly” and leave it at that. I am well aware that this...read the rest here.

When Catherine Booth, co-founder of the Salvation Army, began to prayerfully consider her outward appearance, she said this: It seemed to me from the teaching of the Bible that Christ’s people should be separate from the world in everything which denoted character and that they should not only be separate but appear so. As I advanced in religious experience I became more and more convinced that my appearance ought to be such as to show everybody with whom I came in contact that I have renounced the pomp and vanities of the world and that I belonged to Christ. Amy Carmichael wrote about...read the rest here.

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