What do you think of the word ‘modesty’? Does a particular image come to mind?
I’m not a fashionable person and I strive to cover up as much of my body as possible and this word still makes me cringe. For years, generally well-intentioned people have railed on the topic of modesty. Women can’t wear anything short of a shapeless potato sack or else they’ll make their brothers stumble, while women outside the church shed more and more layers in their pursuit of love, attention, affection, and more.
My family is filled with movie buffs! While my kids tend to lean more towards the musical kiddie movies (you know the "get stuck in your head till it drives you batty" type), while my husband favors anything that feeds his manly macho-ness. I, on the other hand, am a huge romantic at heart. But it's not easy to find clean romance dramas these days. So, I was really excited to view this family-friendly film titled Princess Cut!
I recently made the decision to change my eating and exercise habits (or lack therof) and start living a healthier lifestyle. I try to give myself some grace and remind myself that I just had a baby 5 months ago but the time has come. It's not just about getting the baby weight off...Yes, that is part of it. But the truth is, Yah has placed this desire and the need to change in my heart long before today. Now, I'm just realizing that had I acted sooner...it might be easier. Isn't that how it usually works...**Sigh**
I wouldn't say my expectations were high when it came to being married to a musician. For the most part, I just envisioned an endless barrage of noise filling every conceivable space in our home and perhaps the occasional love ballad (complete with love eyes.) Surprise, surprise! I was right! But there are some things that I totally didn't anticipate ever having to deal with...
"Today's post comes from Author Gwendolen Wilder. Thank you Gwen for allowing God to use you to empower others who have and are enduring abuse. May your bravery give others the courage to come out of darkness and into His light!" -Brittany
After I became a highly sought-after Author, Business Strategist, Consulting Coach and Guest Speaker; I would get asked all the time, “How did you survive after the abuse” or “What steps did you take to re-gain your self-confidence and independence”. I would jokingly say, did you read my book, “It’s OK To Tell My Story, Surviving Common Law Domestic Violence?” And, as I laughed with them I’d reply with…a whole lot of prayer, a closet, pen and journal.
Hi there! My name is Brittany..help meet to T.J. and mom to 5 little blessings. My passion lies in helping other women to see their value through the eyes of their creator. Be Encouraged...YOU are a Good Thing!