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Is it wrong for a Christian women to look attractive? Does this include the wearing of make-up, dying our hair, dressing in colourful clothes? Or should we look like death warmed over?

Moderator - Please dress nice, but modestly. Therefore, yes make-up and colorful clothes.

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 ---laure5759 on 11/2/06
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really depends on whom your dressing for,God made women and men attractive to each other,so how can it be wrong as long as we keep within the guidelines of his word?Personally I believe most women dress to provocative,sorta like they are on a hunt.
---tom2 on 5/5/10

So we are agreed!

God bless
---peter on 5/5/10

Yep we sure do!

How is the situation in Greece? We are afraid tha the USA will soon follow.

The Stock Market is falling over the Euro collapse and Greek situation. I heard Spain is next.

Also the EC has no money left to support these economies.
---John on 5/5/10

The moderator (interesting word ironically) is correct in sighting modesty (conservatism) in our dress.
Dress, anger and speaking on our own behalf are the only instances where conservative is cited as a positive attribute. In all other matters we are to be radical (call to holiness in individuals and governments and away from rote religious tradition), and or liberal in almost all other matters (liberal in our time to the brethren, giving, prayers, patience, love, forgiveness, tithes and the sharing of food and other perishables.
We are a peculiar people who will not fit in ONE earthly label. We are at times ALL.
---larry on 5/5/10

Please, please, don't look like death warmed over. About what I feel like these days, though. I dye my hair, I don't like gray on me. I have explained this to God, and so far so good. He does however, speaks to me about being it bit more lite with the make-up. Colorful clothes is fine. Let me explain something. God is a God is a God who wants all His people to look nice. Amen.
---catherine on 5/5/10

John: certainly, conservative is always a good guide, in things we do that might cause another to fall

And, of course, since we do not know what we might do that might be a temptation to another, some extra caution is often necessary

So we are agreed!

God bless
---peter on 5/5/10

True Peter,

But Christian woman and men should be conservative in their attire. And not invoke lust or any other sin/temptations.

The bible is full of how Christian should appear. Certainy in Pauls writings.

What other people do or how they interpret things or act is between them and the Judge in heaven who sees all.
---John on 5/5/10

John: I am not sure the difference is that clear as you suggest

The INTENT is clear - why did the woman dress the way she did

However, there is the danger that a small section of the menwho see her might feel different

But I do not think there the woman is at fault - some people may feel aroused for a reason that is their own problem, not the fault of the woman
---peter3594 on 5/5/10

Nothing wrong with dressing to be attractive.

Everything wrong with dressing to be seductive.


---John on 4/7/10

This topic is one that I just started considering, even after being Christian for many years. Talking to male friends and my husband, even the jeans that women wear leave nothing to the imagination. I think "modesty" is now defined comparatively, instead of biblically. And the word "attractive", which is a modest word today, means to lure others or attract attention to your outward beauty. I'm just starting to open myself to the idea that society just isn't slightly wrong, but wrong entirely here.
---Ashley on 4/7/10

The bible tells us that God wants us to prosper in abundance, first in faith, then in other ways. However, if he's blessed some with material wealth they should not flaunt it. Remember, what he gives can be taken away.
---Kenny on 8/20/08

There is nothing wrong with dressing nice, living well and driving a nice car as long as none of those things become more important that God.
---Naomi on 8/20/08

I am the founder of RAW minerals All Natural Mineral Makeup, and I believe that a modest heart and soul reflects inwardly as well as outwardly. I believe we woman should look our best. I have seen modest woman wear heavy makeup, look beautiful, yet give off a different element because of their modest nature.Yes, Christian woman can wear makeup! What Christian woman need to keep their minds eye on is their soul. As long as we keep focused on our souls, that is what we reflect! God Bless!
---Isa_Alvarado on 3/14/08

Jody: Please be loving toward Sis Tammy Baker. She is very low sick with cancer. Let's keep her in our prayers. Love you.
---Robyn on 5/17/07

One thing I want to say in defense of the prosperity gospel. It teaches people to look good, drive a nice car, live in a nice home because we are blessed and it should show in those ways.Some christians took it to the extreme, misunderstood it, and it is way out ot proportion now. My point: it is good for us(christians)men and women, not only to look well but to live as well as God has prospered us. Our father(God) is rich, own everything in the land. Why not?
---Robyn on 5/17/07

No--it is not wrong for christians, period, to look well. If makeup, hair color, jewelery is modest. I think it is wonderful. Color is really attractive.Everything we do should be done in moderation, according to the bible. Tight slacks and dresses are out. See through, slacks, blouses are not moderate at anytime for a christian.I really don't understand the question. What would we as christian men/women prove by looking like old worn out hags. We would only be harming ourselves.
---Robyn on 5/17/07

This is very ,very old and false teaching(legalism) that was taught many years ago. Come out of the darkness, sister and into God's marvelous Light. God wants us to look prosperous. He came to give us Life and to give it more abundantly. That's in all areas of our lives. We do not please God, my sister, or anyone, for that matter, going around looking like death. Rise up, live and be blessed. Upgrade yourself today. God will be pleased, also. Many blessings to you.
---Robyn on 5/17/07

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Another viewpoint: Christian women can be beautiful, well groomed, sexy,sassy, attractive, modest. Anything we want to be. You know why? Because Christ lives in us! I can do anything and all things because God said I could. Now some things are not appropriate in public, and we need to be sensitive to that, but with our mates and in the privacy of our homes. Wow! I am blessed and I refuse to be denied.
---Robyn on 5/17/07

It is good to look well groomed, neat, clean and if you like to enhance yourself with makeup there is not a problem unless you look like Tammy Eccessive expensive looking jewelry and gaudy looking hairdoos like on TBN are offensive to ME. That does not mean much but I believe moderation is the key. Look nice. Looking sexy..revealing body features is not Godly and is a stumbling block to others. These things go for men too.
---jody on 5/17/07

Much more than representing who you are, as a Christian, you represent who Jesus is.

Use this as your guide and you will not go wrong. One of the ladies on here mentioned something like being attractive but no alluring.
---Bruce5656 on 5/17/07

It depends on what kind of beauty you refer to. There is the worldly beauty, like Jesabel and the spiritual beauty within like Mary mother of Christ. Or as described in the bible 1Tim2:9,10. I do not condem others who use makeups etc. That to me is using one's brain which God gave to use well in all things but evil. As long as we dont go over the mark to attract attention from the opposite sex, it maybe ok. God made us all perfect and beautiful creatures.
---lucy on 11/27/06

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Joyce Meyers always looks very attractive
If it's good enough for her, it's good enough for me.
---Virginia on 11/26/06

Defined: "Attractive: Attracting or drawing by moral influence or pleasurable emotion; alluring; inviting; pleasing." IF the goal is to cover the natural body so as to excite the senses of another, then apply the false cover and dress to do so. IF the goal is to appear nice and as a Christian, then modesty is important for men and women. 1Tim.2:8-10, Ro.12:1-3. Maybe it is simply the word "attractive" that I can't get over. Y'all pray for me to understand.
---mikefl on 11/25/06

Christian women do look more attractive. Makeup only adds to their outer beauty.It's the inner beauty that shows through as well because they are at peace with themselves and the world around them.
---George on 11/8/06

Well, Alan, thank you for the clarification. I really didn't understand that you were trying to be funny. Glad to know that you don't have that probelm.

Laura, EXCELLENT point!!
---Crystal on 11/8/06

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I have heard young men who appreciate well-dressed ladies over skimpily-clad girls. Note the difference in terminology. Decent men tend to be attracted to more material than skin. I guess the question is - who's your target market?
---laure5759 on 11/8/06

I had a car load of men whistling at me when I was 6 months pregnant,I was dressed in smock and skirt,like expecting women dressed then, 1950's, hair fixed yes, but nothing seductive about me. I was totaly insulted they would have the nerve to whistle at a young lady in the family way! One doesn't have to dress seducively to attract attention,beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Wish some of the skinshowing girls now realized that.
---Darlene_1 on 11/7/06

Moses settled with Hobab, or Jethro, priest of Midian. Now Hobab had seven daughters. Which daughter do you suppose Moses chose for his wife? The prettiest one? The one adorned with beautiful clothes?

(Just a thought)
---Steveng on 11/7/06

Crystal ... Please read what I said (which was an attempt to introduce a bit of light-heartedness inot a subject which had become a bit too serious and self-righteous)... "I would be more likely ..."
I did not say I did
I happen to find modestly clad ladies more attrqctive than scantily dressed women. Perhaps because it indicates an attractiveness that goes beyond the merely physical.
I hope that does not give you a problem?<
---AlanUK_quent5969 on 11/7/06

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If that is the case, Alan, then the problem is YOURS.
---Crystal on 11/7/06

It is not wrong to take care of yourself, stay fit, or if U want to color your hair, makeup etc. It would only be wrong if U were totally self-absorbed to the point of vainity. Just like it would be equally as wrong the other end of the spectrum- to point your finger and put down those who do that can be a religious spirit. Balance is always the key-U can take anything to one end or the other but stay balanced and usually U are right on target.
---Jeanne on 11/6/06

Linda .. yes modesty is much the same I suppose in both countries.
But you tend to have words used in your films for kids that we would not use here, such at s... mother-...... and here on these blogs, even the most holy one has used a word not used in polite society in England.
---quent5969_the_Scot on 11/5/06

Alan, I certainly hope you understand I was speaking "tongue in cheek". My sister gave me a book entitled something like "Brit Speak". It was the difference between American & British colloquialisms, I think. I didn't get far into it as I had to return it. Modesty, though, when applied is pretty much the same in both countries. Yes?
---Linda on 11/4/06

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Linda ... I have seen words used here which, to Britons, are much worse than the ones I used!
Barbara Cartland was English, and she wrote a huge number of romantic novels. But they were all decent, and naughty activities were only hinted, not described in detail as is the practice in modern "literature"
---alan8869_of_UK on 11/4/06

Ah, Alan, you certainly have a way with words! I didn't know we were allowed to use words like "lust" & "sluttily".....I'd think I was reading a Barbara Carteland book! (I only know of her from hearsay) Wasn't she British? Seriously, I think most women think men look more attractive, also, when they are dressed nicely. "Less is more" when it comes to make-up, perfume & men's cologne. Modesty in actions and appearance is God honoring to ourselves, others & God.
---Linda on 11/3/06

Ah Crystal ... There's the rub. I would be much more likely to lust after a modestly dressed lady than over a sluttily dressed one.
---alan8869_of_UK on 11/3/06

Modesty is the KEY here. Your makeup should be conservative. It should enhance your features NOT overpower them. Your clothing should be clean, pressed and (here's a concept) COVER your - ahhh - things that should be covered. I, for one, am tired of the imodesty and lack of respect among young people today. I think that most men agree that classy is more appealing anyway.
---Crystal on 11/3/06

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I wear make-up often. I get my Mary Kay from a girl at church. I also color my hair. Being 49, I have stray greys, and I am too young to look that old yet.

My wardrobe is evolving, because of my current weight loss. I want to look less frumpy, and more professional in my work, and sporty in my leisure.

I had a pastor say once, "if the barndoor needs painting, paint it."
---Madison1101 on 11/2/06

"I wear make-up, jewerly, but I don't look like Tammy Baker or Mimi on Drew Carrey."--Rebecca_D


---Kay on 11/2/06

I think that a woman should look attractive and she should be comfortable with herself. Since I've gotten older I do wear a little less make up if I don't wear any I would look like death warmed over. Jewelry should be worn moderately and not with a bunch of things hanging around their necks or hands loaded with rings. Gaudy clothes to me make themselves look cheap. I'm glad that a gentleman replied and I hope more of them do. I always feel it's good to get a mans opinion as long as he is being honest.
---Norma7374 on 11/2/06

I wear make-up, jewerly, but I don't look like Tammy Baker or Mimi on Drew Carrey. My make-up is light and my jewerly isn't gotty looking. I wear colorful clothing. If I have something on and I feel uncomfortable in it, I don't wear it no more.
---Rebecca_D on 11/2/06

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I don't do the make=up thing very often, I see nothing wrong with it,its just not my style. I do however have my hair colored, I figure if I have the attitude why not have the blond hair to go with it. Helen, I love your response, I too am a princess :)
---bethie on 11/2/06

We should look like ladies, not ladies of the I wear make-up, jewelry, usually a necklace that goes with my outfit and I dress in modest clothes, business casual for work and jeans and sweaters on weekends unless I'm going to a formal dinner, then I wear a pretty dress, I like black and red on me, so I wear lots of those colors. Does that sound too trampy?
---Donna9759 on 11/2/06

I believe that God expects us to take care of our appearances. And I especially believe you should if you are a married woman.
---Kay on 11/2/06

It is not wrong for Christian women to look attractive. Most women need make-up, I know I do, and I dye my hair. Colourful clothes are fine too. I look at it this way - I am a child of God and I reckon I should dress like a princess!
---Helen_5378 on 11/2/06

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