Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How Short is Too Short?

     As spring fell away and summer finally came - a fashion of years past revealed its head once again: shorts.

     Lengths ranging from below the knee to denim underwear, girls have been sporting long, tan legs nearly everywhere.
     As followers of Jesus, we have to choose to dress modestly so that we don't cause a major stumbling block to the men and boys around us.
     And that poses a question that may baffle some of us.

How short is too short? 

There is one loose rule that says to let your arms hang loose at your sides and stretch out your fingertips. Your shorts may be no shorter than this length. As mentioned before, this rule is loose, too loose, in fact, to be counted valid. Someone could have very short or long arms, long or short legs, and even average lengths of both limbs still leaves you with short shorts. 

So here's my take on a shorts rule. Let's not start up and work our way down, let's start at the knee and work our way up. Take a ruler and measure two inches above the kneecap. That's the best length for your shorts. 
Find your kneecap by placing a ruler along your calf. Line it up with the bent portion underneath your knee- a dark looking triangle.

From that point,(just on top of your leg) measure out your two inches. This is a good base measurement for your shorts. Try not to go shorter than this length. 
Wearing short shorts is a direct invitation for people to look at your legs. This is a stumbling block for guys. As Christians, we need to be aware of this and take the utmost precautions to avoid those blocks as much as possible. 

"For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness." 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 (NKJV)

Have a great rest of the summer! 

1 comment:

Gracie said...

Its as much the "rules" that you follow as the heart that its followed with!!! Love These tips! So helpful!!!