I see your point. The attitude you are talking about is unfortunate really. I think I will definitely notice if my kids are wearing inappropriate clothing to church.]]>
I’m the same way. In my ward, you can tell at a glance a woman’s age just by what she wears (or doesn’t wear) on her legs. I personally prefer nylons or tights. Why women want to head off to church in the dead of winter in a cotton skirt, flip-flops and nothing on their legs is beyond me. But I look at it more as an age/fashion/comfort thing than a commitment to the gospel.]]>
Hello. I don’t God cares. I’m saying it nicely but I’m torqued. Those denim skirts are cute. And I’m technically old.
Same with flipflops. They get pretty pricey these days.
A lot of reverence comes from maturity, I just don’t want to wear what I did when I was young. So many young people are run off from the church by these negative attitudes. My first husband was sent home from a church dance because of a tie and he never went back.
That is just damn dang wrong.
When Bill was in the young mens, I remembered that and I bought a whole bunch of ties from DI and made him take them every time and give them to the boys and I told him to be nice about it, too. And he was.
You know, I think I would leave the church a whole lot faster if somebody complained about my clothes than if they argued against polygamy or the first vision.
Now that just put me in a bad mood. Dang. Where is the love?]]>
I do think that we should not get caught up about what OTHER people wear and just be glad they are at Church.
BUT I also think that what we wear to Church is a reflection of how we think about and value Church, religion, etc. When someone who is in a position to know better shows up dressed casually, or just different enough from Saturday to get by (jean skirt, t-shirt, inappropriate footwear, etc.), I think it shows that they don’t take Church too seriously–it is not important enough to them to dress in their best.
This is, I know, very cultural. The girls who grew up in my (many-generations LDS) family, for example, even as independent adults, cannot wear denim to church, go without a slip, have bear legs,…the list of hang-ups my mom drilled into us is long. Therefore, when I see women in denim skirts I a–wish I were dressed more comfortably and b–am shocked that they would be dressed like that FOR CHURCH!
ps–investigators and converts are a different story–just glad to have them there.]]>