Modesty…

Last night I went to my friend  house, and after dinner we were chatting over a cup of tea and double-chocolate chip cookie, about our holidays this year. We are both going to Majorca; me with Mum next month, and her with her boyfriend and several friends in September.

Eventually the conversation worked its way towards beach-wear, and what might be appropriate or inappropriate. She and her boyfriend have been together for about six months, but haven’t been in any situations that would involve this kind of consideration.

You might wonder why any consideration is needed…well, because of such thing as modesty. I’ve done some online-window-shopping, trying to find holiday clothes, and there is no way I would be caught dead in most of them, because there is just not enough swimsuit to cover you up!

I tried googling for modest swimwear, but ended up with things like this:

and this:

Personally, I think these are a little extreme. The top one is from a specialist clothes store for Muslim women, whose religion states that they should be covered.

I’m not quite that … extreme (?)

As a Christian, I believe in the Bible. I believe that my body was intelligently designed by God, so I should not be ashamed of it. However, I also believe that a woman’s body can lead a man astray and even cause him to sin.

However, nowhere in the Bible does it say “thou shalt not tan”, so now I’m in a dilemma.

I actually want to wear a bikini on my holiday, because I’m only going with my Mum and let’s face it, she saw me naked almost every day for probably the first four years of my life so there’s not much point being embarrassed in front of her. But I will take a sarong, or something similar, so that I can cover up when I’m not in the pool. And my bikini also has a skirt on it, so there’s less flesh on show

Something like this:

Cute, right?

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