The Evolution of the Swimsuit

Posted: June 23, 2013 in Parenting
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Within the last few weeks, I’ve noticed all over social networking sites the link below. It is a 10 minute youtube video by a woman named Jessica Rey that is titled “The Evolution of the Swimsuit.” It is a helpful history of the swimsuit throughout history and her basic argument is that the ways women present their bodies either emphasize their dignity and value or that their worth is found in their bodies. When the latter is the focus they tend to be looked at as a thing or an object and not a person made in the image of God. What a helpful truth to speak! Modesty is consistently a biblical standard given from God and a way to serve others instead of ourselves, but it is also a battlefield where convenience and fashion lead many to run away from modesty and towards worldliness. Jessica Rey, and hopefully others after her, have created a swimsuit line that seeks to pursue feminine dignity while not doing so at the stake of good fashion sense. More importantly than that, she speaks truths that men and women, young and old, children and parents need to hear: that what we wear says something about who we are, what we’re living for, and who we are serving. Check it out.


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