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Written by Kevin L. Howard   

The daily battle men face


Many women dress appropriately, and to those I say bravo.  But at the risk of being overly negative, I want to address the problem of immodesty.  Unfortunately, many women today don't know what modesty is.  If someone encourages them to dress modestly, they'll put on tight shorts, a tank-top, and never think twice about it. 


Immodesty can be put in perspective when women understand the stronghold that lust and pornography have on men today.  The pornography industry in the United States rakes in 12 billion dollars a year.  Surveys taken by Promise Keepers, Focus on the Family, Insight for Living, and other reputable Christian organizations show about half of the male respondents indicated they've viewed porn within the past few months.  Did you get that?  If this statistic is correct, five of 10 men you see in church have looked at porn recently.  Some of them have looked at it daily.  And who knows how many more of the "innocent" 50 percent have recently leafed through a bikini magazine or watched steamy R-rated movies? 


Men who want to stay pure are finding impurity pursuing them.  Many commercials feature scantly clad women showing off their God-given goods.  Almost everywhere a man looks he sees skin--from the magazines at the check-out counter to the billboards along the highway. 


If he can't get away from this overly sexed culture even at church, he begins to think the fight isn't worth the cost.  I'm not excusing lust; I'm just painting a realistic picture of the battle men encounter daily.  It's not easy to stay pure in today's culture.  A man may be doing fine with his thoughts one minute, and then a woman in a short skirt, high heels, and painted toenails walks by, and something stirs within him.  He starts thinking about how he can relieve the sexual pressure that bubbles somewhere deep in his soul. 


Introduction (Part 1) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/153/63/

The daily battle men face (Part 2) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/154/63/

Protecting yourself and men (Part 3) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/155/63/

Getting things backwards (Part 4) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/156/63/

Way of the world (Part 5) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/157/63/

How you sit, bend, and carry yourself (Part 6) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/158/63/

Tips on dressing modestly (Part 7) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/159/63/

Addressing the problem in your church (Part 8) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/160/63/

Legalism versus freedom (Part 9) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/161/63/ 

Conclusion (Part 10) http://www.neednotfret.com/content/view/162/63/   


Bibliography and Further Reading


 A 10-part series of the article, "One Man's Plea for Christian Women to Dress Modestly,"

by Kevin L. Howard, www.NeedNotFret.com


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