The Modesty Survey –


The Rebelution did a project a while back called The Modesty Survey. It’s a 148 question survey created from questions that girls have about guy’s thoughts on modesty. The survey was taken by over 1,600 Christian guys of all ages, from all over the world, and from different educational backgrounds (see more stats and info here). It ranges from questions about specific articles of clothing to thoughts on the attitude of modesty itself. Of course, this survey isn’t meant as a do-this-or-you’re-going-to-hell type thing. It’s simply a look into what Christian guys think when it comes to the way that we ladies dress. To quote the site:

The honest truth is this: We’re not telling you what to wear – we’re just telling you what we, as guys, have to guard against. It is God’s Word, your own heart and conscience, and your parents and godly friends who should help you decide what to do about it.

What did I think of the survey? I thought it was great! While I’ve always been taught to value modesty, it isn’t something that’s always easy to live by. I want to be modest, but sometimes it’s just hard to know what “qualifies” and what doesn’t. It was a great help to see into these guys minds and read their honest thoughts. Some of the responses shocked me, others made me giggle (especially the section on perfume), but most of all they gave me a desire to continue doing my best in this area. True, I didn’t agree with every comment that I read, but I didn’t really expect to. In the end, I would say that I was very thankful for the whole thing and I truly appreciate all of the hard work that made this project possible.

You should also read these posts from The Rebelution Blog:
The Responsibility of Modesty (Part One)
The Responsibility of Modesty (Part Two)

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