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Today, we are excited to welcome Elizabeth Hansberger to the blog! Thought Elizabeth and I have not yet met (we need to fix that problem), we have lots of mutual friends and share many interests. Elizabeth is an administrator for a modern modesty group I am a part of. I wish I could have attended her wedding - it looked so lovely!
So perfect! So adorable!!!
She is just too cute!!!
I am so in love with these bridesmaids dresses. Can anyone say perfection?!
Elizabeth wrote a few words of testimony and some thoughts on modesty. Enjoy!
From the time I was a toddler, I have always worn modest clothing. For longer than I care to admit, I dressed modestly out of expectation and habit. The school and church that I grew up in taught that ladies should wear skirts (Deuteronomy 22:5), and I did. But it never became my personal conviction. Skirts and dresses were just all anyone I knew owned.
After I graduated from my church's college, I moved down to Missouri to teach in a Christian school there. My new church was a wonderful and loving place, full of some of the sweetest and most spiritual Christian ladies I know. But what confused me was that some of these sweet ladies wore pants when not at church. Obviously I knew that there were Christian ladies that wore pants, but until this point I hadn't known any personally. It was at this time in my life that I began to do some personal self-searching to see what I truly believed about the matter. Whether that area was glossed over while I was growing up, or I was too immature to understand, I realized that I didn't know what MY personal convictions were on the matter. Not what I was told to believe, and not what was right or wrong for others, but what I knew the Lord convicted me about in my heart of hearts.
I have always been a very "girly" girl. I don't at all claim to be an expert, but I love all things makeup, hair, and especially fashion. Often, people associate modesty with frumpiness. They think that to be modest, you must wear a skirt down to your ankles, a baggy t-shirt, and tennis shoes. However, to me, modesty is a walking testimony of my Lord and Savior. I dress modestly because He made my body in his image, and for His glory. And I try my best to dress nicely to show others that you can dress modestly and stylishly. Not at all to sound vain, but quite often I get compliments when I am out and about. I have had the opportunity on several occasions to invite these ladies that comment on my outfit to church, and was even able to lead one sweet lady to the Lord right there in the store.
Two years ago, after much waiting and praying, the Lord led my Prince Charming into my life. For any of you who may still be waiting, please believe me, waiting for God's perfect mate is so very much worth the hours of praying and the many nights of tears. After my Kevin so romantically proposed under the St Louis Arch, one of my first wedding priorities was selecting a wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. I am a slightly curvy gal with really strange proportions, and have to try everything on. I had NO idea what style I wanted, only that I knew I wanted a completely modest dress. My Heavenly Father put inside of me a personal conviction to dress modestly, and I knew that my wedding dress, my symbol of purity to my husband, would be modest. The Lord directed me to a small bridal shop in St Louis that only carried bridal dresses, and there I found a dress that I fell in love with. The perfect combination of feminine and romantic. Life isn't always perfect, but living inside of God's perfect will, will make you happier than you could ever imagine.Thank you, Elizabeth, for being with us here on the blog and for sharing your thoughts and oh-so-cute wedding photos!
Welcome Sierra Longwell to the blog!
Hi, my name is Sierra Longwell, and I am an independent presenter with Younique! Younique is a natural skin care and cosmetics brand. I first found Younique while looking for an online job. Three years ago I got very sick and this has left me unable to work a conventional job. Younique has been the perfect fit!
Sierra is giving away one moodstruck mineral pigment powders (creamy pink w/shimmer) and one moodstruck precision pencil liner (black)!
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One lucky winner will be selected using a random number generator from the comments section. Winners of all contests from Say Yes to the Modest Dress will be announced next week at one time here on the blog. Please, no international entries due to exorbitant shipping costs. We're sorry!