Project Update: Modesty Month (or me without makeup..or jewelry…or a neckline)

by Rachel Held Evans Read Distraction Free

As part of my "year of biblical womanhood", I've dedicated the month of March to the virtue of modesty. 

Here’s my dress code for the month: 

  • Head coverings at all times (Genesis 24:65; 1 Corinthians 11:3-16)
  • Modest, loose-fitting skirts or dresses ONLY; no slacks or jeans (Deuteronomy 22:5)
  • No jewelry (Isaiah 3:16-26, 1 Peter 3:3-4, 1 Timothy 2:8-15)
  • No v-necks (1 Timothy 2:8-15)
  • For one week: no makeup (2 Kings 9:30)

And here are some interesting sites I’ve bumped into: 

Alsharifa swimsuits 
How to tie a tichel
Modest World
Know Your Veils: A Guide To Middle Eastern Head Coverings
Head Coverings by Devorah
Quaker Jane

So what first comes to mind when you hear the word "modesty"?

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