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My take on the Duggars:

I really like watching the Duggar Family, when I have the time.  I enjoy watching a family who really loves God and loves each other.

But there is something I have noticed in the way that they dress now.

Call me weird, but it kind of is dissapointing. The girls are wearing ‘tighter’ clothes and going more for what is ‘in’. One of the daughters (I know her name I just won’t mention it) wore a flowy knee length skirt on a windy day. I was surprised. I could see her short leggings.

I understand styles and preferences change. But the longer this family is filmed the more their clothing has changed. I don’t know that family’s situation but it seems to me like they are changing just because they are on television.

I just got finished with looking at a headcovering website. They have discontinued a lot of their “more extensive” coverings and are selling a lot more headbands now. If you ask me, a headband is not a covering. The headbands they are selling, although they are pretty , they do not fall under the “covering” catogory in my book.

Why do I feel this way?

Maybe it is because I struggled with the issue of clothing so much in the past. I was more focused on the trendy and eye-poping then covering myself up.

When I was loosing my weight, I will admit, I looked good, and I knew it, so the “body complimenting” jeans came back. I wore them for those reasons. Not to cover up my body. But to show it off.

Now I know that is not the main goal of a lot of my friends who do in fact wear jeans. But as I stated above I had a secretive goal (or lack thereof) to show my weightloss off to MY glory. I was lying about the nature of God and misrepresenting what a follower of Christ is.

When I began wearing skirts and dresses again, I purchased a very nice jean dress. I wore it to church. I knew my purchase was a mistake when  one of the older ladies complimented me by saying, “Oh, that shows off your figure so well!” Upon cleaning out my closet the dress promptly went back into a bag to be donated to the same place where I got it from. The dress was modest, but not my correct size.

I guess you could call this an ”as for me…” type of issue. If there is anyone out there who is considering that type of lifestyle change, don’t knock it until you try it but, don’t take my word for it. Please don’t. Ask God. He won’t turn you away for asking.

It is what I went through and what I am still going through. I still really enjoy clothing, which I think is good. Although, Christians should not be CONSUMED with fashion, it isn’t wrong to want to look nice.

Cruising through the different modesty sites I love looking at the different colors, patterns, styles.

But how much is really too much?

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This is Part 2 in my “Former Inflences” series. These are a few television shows I watched when I was younger. No wonder I have an odd sense of humor.

INVADER ZIM

ALL THAT

 

Eureeka’s Castle

To be hoest if this was still on the air I might watch it once in awhile to get the need for nostailgia out of my system! 😛

 

 8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. – Philippians 4:8

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Yikes!

This is a peek into the past of what musicians influenced me.

CAUTION: Nothing too terrible but use your own judgement. Thanks.

Most of these are just pictures. I was going to post Youtubes of the songs, but that might be a little bit much. So I will only post a few.

 Pink:

One of my favorite songs that she did was about how she didn’t like herself.

Cyndi Lauper:

She was my favorite. I tried dressing like her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A

Spice Girls:

I grew up on their songs, and I really didn’t know what they meant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM8RfLqy6vA

Weird Al Yankovic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqz1ojIQTBk

Shakira:

Avril Lavinge:

I dressed like her too.

Dixie Chicks:

I liked them until they dissed George Bush.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw7gNf_9njs

Eminem:

Yeah, pretty shocking and random. But I did like his songs.

I had a wide range of music that I enjoyed. At first I didn’t give it up right away. But gradually as I seen that this music did not honor God, I weeded through it, and got rid of it all.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. — Philipians 4:8

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