Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Instilling the Virtue of Modesty in Children

I am writing a two-part column for Celebrate Life on instilling the virtue of modesty in children.  I have so much to say on the subject, I wish I was not limited to 500 words per column!  The first part, which appears in the Jan./Feb. issue, deals with matters of dress.  My article focuses on the principles of modesty in dress rather than on specific dress codes - which many Christians disagree widely on.  You can read it here.  The second part, scheduled for the March/April issue, will be a great deal of fun to write, although I could use 5,000 words rather than 500 - it deals with behavioral aspects of modesty. [update: Part II can be viewed here]

The picture above was taken after last January's snowstorm.  Pictured is my youngest daughter, then age 6, and our dog Honey.  That storm weighed down the branches of my trees so much that they broke and I had to have them trimmed.  My backyard pictures will never be as picturesque without those snow covered boughs.  We just had another ten-inch snowfall last night, but it looks nothing like this one.

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