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Modest is Hottest: Keep on Keeping It On!

I am excited! Brittney and I are getting to help lead our youth in a True Love Waits focus over the month of March and April at our church. It is wonderful to see how clear God's plan and love for us is in desiring us to glorify Him in all aspects of our life.
Anyhow, I saw a great message the other day by Ed Young on Sexual Purity. Here are links (on pics) to two of his sermon series. I was impressed in his relevance while not straying from a Biblical foundation. Although I haven't seen them all, the messages sound right on...
The picture here is of my future sister-in-law with a cool shirt! Modesty is a big area we men need women's help in! I like the motto..."Modest is Hottest: Keep On Keepin' It On!"
I know my wife's own modesty (in dress and behavior) when I first met her (and still today) was and is a big plus in my book :) We look forward to talking about modesty as part of the "Issues for Girls" in our upcoming TLW study.
Random trivia: Ed's dad...Dr. Ed Young, Sr. was my pastor growing up...big church in of his other sons (Cliff) plays in Caedmon's Call and I grew up hearing them play at our church quite often

1 Timothy 2:9-10 "I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God."

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."

Parent Resources

When you hear the term catechism, what do you think of? My mind immediately thinks of a Catholic structured and disciplined approach to instructing children & youth. It is sometimes described as "a summary of principles, often in question-and-answer format." The term ironically seems to have arisen out of the reformation with Martin Luther in 1529.
Anyway, today I heard of a Baptist version both in text and audio. Although most parents might not attempt this approach to structured teaching of the Bible and God's truths to their children it is encouraging to think of the level of investment that can occur in laying a foundation of spiritual beliefs.
Although I have no children of my own, I hope to one day...two encouraging books I have on my shelves (I have yet to finish, but these are highly recommended by many!) are:
Raising a Modern Day Knight by Robert Lewis (check out the connection to Men's Fraternity)
Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp (also nationally known, good articles and other books on website)
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates."
Proverbs 13:24 "He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. "
Ephesians 6:4 "Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord."
Proverbs 22:6 "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."
p.s. a proverb is not a promise/guarantee, but a general truth/observance about life...especially relevant when looking at Pro 22:6

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