slw-021913-2womenWhen speaking to parents and leaders of teenagers, I often hear a version of this question: “There is a girl in my church (or a group of girls) who wear totally inappropriate clothes to church. What do I say to her?” Here’s my response …  For those of us who have grown up in the church, the choices of non-Christians can often be alarming. But we need to stop being surprised when the lost act lost. It’s been my consistent experience that young women usually don’t dress immodestly because they want to ooze sexuality but simply because they don’t understand God’s heart on the issue. Let’s take a detour to a story that might help us see how to approach that young lady in your church like Jesus would. In John 8, Jesus encountered a woman whose life was riddled with sexual sin, and she probably looked like it. She had been “caught in the act” of adultery after all. I doubt she had time to throw on modest clothing before she was dragged before Jesus. How does Jesus handle the issue? More