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On a Scale of 1 to 10, What am I?

Posted by Cyle Young on October 26, 2012 in Alexa Clark, iBe SHEgat, iBegat HOME |

Does my hair look okay? Is my make-up smeared? Do my clothes look cute enough? Are my curves in the “right” places?

Self-doubt, self-image, and self-consciousness are the leading causes of depression in teens, and studies have shown that girls fall into depression easier than guys. You might often worry that how you look or what you do isn’t good enough for yourself or other people.
In the Bible, there are tons of scriptures to encourage you to see yourself as the beautiful daughter of God that you are – like Psalm 139:13-16 (ESV), “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, everyone of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”
So, we know that God knew us before we were even thought of. Before anyone on this Earth got a chance to meet you, or even had your first, initial thought, your father in Heaven KNEW everything about you. He loves you no matter what you look like, because He created you in His own image. Romans 12:2 (ESV) says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” No matter what the world may think, it’s never perfect or as good as our God’s image of you.

You are always good enough for him. He loves you and cares for you so much that He desires a relationship with you. So, don’t “rate” yourself, because God has already given you the perfect 10.

 

My name is Alexa Clark, and I love to write in all sorts of formats, but my favorites are advice articles. Besides writing, I am in the marching band, I run, and I dance. I’ve been a Christian my entire life and love my God with all my heart. I love to live out His word, especially through music and performing.

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Modest is Hottest

Posted by Cyle Young on September 8, 2012 in Alexa Clark, iBegat HOME, iBegat Trends |

Modern Fashion can be risky. Media attempts to persuade us girls in a myriad of ways. Magazine articles, television commercials, store advertisements: they can bribe our minds to desire risqué and revealing clothing that is unhealthy, for not only our appearance, but our spiritual walk as well. I’m not trying to make this about what you should and shouldn’t wear, but it is important for us as women of Christ not to be sucked into the “seductive wave.”

First off, as a woman of Christ, it is essential that you know it’s important you stay pure and modest, no matter how old you are. If you are searching for attention from guys that would place you as their distraction piece or are looking for that feeling of seductiveness, there might be a bigger issue that needs to be dealt with. When you get dressed in the morning, think to yourself, “Do I feel beautiful and modest or seductive and revealing?”

A friend of mine has a daily checklist that she goes through to make sure she is not going to attract the wrong kind of attention from her body. She calls it, “The ABC’s.”
Abdominal
Bottom
Chest
If you can lift your arms up, squat down, or bend over and any of these three areas are exposed, you should rethink your wardrobe selection. The reason God warns us about this issue of modesty in the Bible, such as in Proverbs 31, is because guys tend to be visual. They look at a girl and see either modesty or no modesty, and that determines where their mind travels. Purity and cleanliness is a big deal, so why don’t we start treating it like it? Modesty is the best policy.

 

My name is Alexa Clark, and I love to write in all sorts of formats, but my favorites are advice articles. Besides writing, I am in the marching band, I run, and I dance. I’ve been a Christian my entire life and love my God with all my heart. I love to live out His word, especially through music and performing.

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Wardrobe Offender…Not!

Posted by Eddie Jones on September 17, 2010 in iBe SHEgat, iBegat Trends |

After dreaming about it for months, I looked forward to the day when I could make all the decisions about what I was going to wear. And I’d already put several outfits together in anticipation of my independence day.

Then, in one devastating moment, my dad walked into my bedroom and said, “I want to talk to you about the kinds of clothes your mom and I expect you to wear now that you’re making the clothing decisions for yourself.”

He had his Bible open to a scripture he wanted me to read. I knew he meant business.

“Will you read this for us?” asked dad.

“It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything else if it might cause another believer to stumble.” I reluctantly read from Romans 13:21. (NLT)

“What does this scripture mean, Dad?” I asked.

He explained I might mistakenly offend someone by wearing clothing that wasn’t Christlike in their eyes. “Others won’t be able to see Jesus in your life if they’re distracted by your clothes, makeup, or jewelry,” he said.

“That’s not fair,” I replied. “Why do I have to be the one to sacrifice my identity?

My dad and I had some long discussions about Christianity, my parent’s rules, and the consequences regarding my clothes. Yet, we never lost sight of the ultimate goal; the desire to live a pure and holy life for Christ. 

2010 Fall Fashion Tip – Plaid button downs will be popular for both sexes. Muted tones are a great choice. Gals, soften your look with denim leggings or cropped jeans and accessories.

CRYSTAL Y. HATHCOCK

Crystal Y. Hathcock and her husband Tony, live in Liberty, South Carolina and have been married for thirty-two years. They have two puppies, Hankie and Calvin. Crystal is a freelance writer; a student with the Christian Writer’s Guild and writes religious articles for the area’s local newspaper. She enjoys cooking for family and friends, couponing, jewelry making and singing. (read more…)

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