Does God Care What Your Daughter Wears?

By Dannah Gresh

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Have you ever felt your daughter is being pressured to grow up too fast? Perhaps you’ve begun to walk a tightrope of questions like:

  • How do I help my girl experience body confidence and avoid body image issues?
  • Does it matter how my daughter dresses?
  • Can I teach modesty without body shaming?

When I first began facing these questions, I dug into social science. The research revealed that some types of fashion and beauty products did, in fact, put girls on a conveyor belt to body image issues and eating disorders. 

I decided to examine the Scriptures. I noticed the Bible had a whole lot to say about clothing starting in Genesis. When Adam and Eve sinned, they became aware of their nakedness and experienced shame. God “clothed them” with the skin of an animal (Gen. 3:21). I have come to believe that God’s gift of clothing represents the way God meets us in our shameful, sinful condition and covers us through a sacrificial death. 

Clothing has the potential to declare “the gospel is here.”

For that reason, it is essential to consider what we believe about clothing. I've written a magazine-style booklet to help you explore what you believe about clothing, dignity, beauty, and how we dress.  Each article answers questions like these:

  1. Whose Idea Was Clothing?
  2. Why Do We Fight Over What We Wear?
  3. Do We Need More Than a Change of Clothes?
  4. Does God Really Care What I Wear? 
  5. What Does Dignity Look Like?

At the end of each article, you'll find conversation prompts for you and your daughter to discuss the topic of dressing with dignity. Clothed in Dignity was written as a resource for our True Girl subscribers, but this  month we're offering it for a donation of any amount to support the ministry of True Girl. I'd love to send a copy to you.

Get your copy by making a gift of any amount.

As soon as we receive your gift, we'll ship Clothed in Dignity by Dannah Gresh to you!

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

(Proverbs 31:24) 

"So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31,32

Mom, the best way to teach your daughter to live like an authentic True Girl is to live like an authentic True Woman. And to do that, you've got to get your life lined up with the Truth of the Bible. Listen to Dannah Gresh every weekday on Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth's Revive Our Hearts podcast. The program features biblical teaching, interviews that offer godly advice, and other opportunities to abide in God's Word.




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