Church Clothes and Mini Skirts

Mini skirt for church clothingHave you noticed that many of the new churches today allow their congregation to wear basically whatever church clothes they want to church? Even some of the pastors wear Hawaiian shirts and tennis shoes instead of suits and ties. Some members might attend wearing jeans with holes in them and flip-flops. Others might be sporting t-shirts with that have controversial statements on them. Would Jesus approve?

I used to attend this church back in my hometown that had an unspoken dress code that didn’t allow the women to wear long pants to church. Only dresses and skirts that fell far below the knee were allowed. Nothing above the knee would be considered because it was viewed as too short for their church clothes.  Men only wore dress pants and shirts, or suits with a tie. I really liked this church, but I was finding that trying to get ready to go was really tough for me because somehow I could never put together the right clothes! I typically never wore dresses that length. Don’t misunderstand, I didn’t wear short skirts like the old “mini skirts” either. These skirts are from days gone by for me fortunately!

Still, my church clothes selection was difficult to deal with at times unfortunately, even though I did specifically buy these clothes just to wear to church. Okay I’m not a fashion model or anything, but I just wanted to fit in and look nice!

I admit, maybe it seems like not dressing in church clothes might somehow be disrespecting the Church and maybe even God himself. I have thought about that, but I really think that there has to be a happy medium somewhere. If you’re going to attend a church, it seems right or should I say “proper” to dress in a way that would be pleasing to Jesus. Imagine him sitting in a pew next to you. Wouldn’t that really bring the appropriate attire issue into perspective? But my thoughts on church clothes remain that as long as you dress respectfully and you are there to learn the good word of God, then it’s what is in your heart that really matters.

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