Why You Won’t See Me In A Bikini This Summer

Picture1Bikinis seem to be a way of life during Australian summers, but I’ve decided you won’t see me in one.

I’ve had people suggest that perhaps the reason that I’m never seen in these ‘barely there’ bits of frills and lycra is because I’m ashamed of my body, or lacking in confidence. It isn’t.

To be honest, the reason you won’t find me baring it all at the beach, along with everyone else, comes down to my Christian fatih. And, hard as it is at times, that means that I don’t always follow culture.

The Bible consistently calls for a radical standard from its followers and when it calls for women to dress modestly… well try as I might, I just can’t find anything modest about the bikini.

My body was not created to be flaunted to the world. It was created first as a temple of the Holy Spirit and then for the eyes of one man. Not because I couldn’t enjoy the attention of dozens, but because I was called to a radical standard.

I think that as Christians it’s really important that we don’t judge others who don’t agree with our standards. That’s not our job, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stand for what we believe in.

So this year, I’m making a stand for elegance and modesty, and I know there are a lot of girls out there who will be joining me.

(For a really interesting look at the evolution of the Bikini and the way in which it has affected our society, check out Jessica Rey’s talk here.)

6 comments on “Why You Won’t See Me In A Bikini This Summer

  1. Melissa says:

    I agree with your views, but find it so hard to remember god gives us choices and not all are following his ways. If I could sew I would design bathers like fresh modesty blog. Respectable covering up is also more sun smart too.

    • sarsrose says:

      Hi Melissa. That is always a struggle on something we have strong feeling about. It’s hard for us to understand why others don’t feel convicted in the same way, but I guess that’s up to God to decide.
      Thanks for the reference to that fresh modesty blog. I checked it out and liked a lot of what she had to show.
      Having already been burnt twice this summer, I’m agreeing that covering up is better than being burnt!

  2. journeyofjoy says:

    Glad I saw this. I’ll definitely look her designs up. It’s 7 degrees in Atlanta and you guys are talking about summer 🙂

    • sarsrose says:

      Hi Marlene… thanks, and yes, I’m sorry to all my overseas readers who are struggling to see how I can be writing about summer and bikinis while they’re freezing! It’s payback for when I was sitting here in the cold hearing about your summer!
      Yeah, Jessica Rey’s designs are quite lovely, but even if they’re not your style, there are always modest options if you’re willing to look for them.
      Bless you, and good to hear from you x

  3. Isaiah6510 says:

    Ohhhhhh…thanks so much for the heads up on that vid clip! I’m all for modesty. Much love sister x

    • sarsrose says:

      Hi! So good to hear from you! I’ve been meaning to pay your blog a visit again, I’ve been so busy and unable to, but I do really enjoy yours.
      You’re welcome. It’s certainly a very interesting clip with amazing scientific research to back it up. God bless you sister. x

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