Hello guys and dolls! I’ve got my jazz music playing, a coffee hot beside me, and my heels are tapping to the beat as I type.
I am definitely not your average modern woman. I have an old soul and if I didn’t believe God wasn’t completely Sovereign, I’d say I was born in the wrong decade. Maybe you’re like me and you look at the fashion, music, movies, and other trends of TODAY and just aren’t interested?
Well, here are 5 reasons I am called OLD FASHIONED; some are more serious (actually Biblical) and others are just for fun. 😉
This is a given if you know me. I LOVE 1930-1950’s Fashion and have since I was a young young girl.
I have recently made the switch to wearing (90% of the time) all dresses and you can read why HERE. I sincerely have a heart for Modesty – not that I get it right all the time or do it perfectly but I desire to be a virtuous woman, even in my apparel.
I love dresses because I think they’re lovely, more modest than pants, and celebrate femininity in a time when the world is wickedly blurring gender lines. The Lord absolutely cares about women looking like women and I think dresses is a wonderful way to do just that.
Deuteronomy 22:5. The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.
So, when yoga pants and the “VSCO GIRL” look is a thing – this Mama prefers dresses. And not in a prideful way but in comfort, style, and again a desire to be honorable in a time of such rebellion for gender roles. So sure – I’m old fashioned in this way.
What’s your favorite movie Jill?
GONE WITH THE WIND, CASABLANCA, THE BBC VERSION (THE REAL VERSION) OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, ANY CARY GRANT MOVIE….
This is usually when I get stares.
No, I don’t watch or even enjoy most movies that are made today or even most things made after the 1950’s.
With the exception of Lord of the Rings and some of the films made from Jane Austen classics. I love Sense & Sensibility too.
I grew up watching Judy Garland and MGM musicals but as an adult, I love these movies even more because they are just so innocent in comparison to what’s made and deemed appropriate today.
The more I grow and mature in the Lord, the more sin jumps off the screens in movies, tv, and music. I do not want to watch things that glorify sin . Ephesians 5 has impacted me greatly. It says we are not to even have a HINT of sexual immorality. Not even a HINT. Or of coarse joking and improper speech. I don’t want to participate in enjoying the very sins that Jesus died for. So, yep. I probably won’t and will not see newer movies. It leaves me out of some inside jokes but that’s okay. As Christians we should be VERY VERY careful what we’re watching and giving our time and attention to…even our money.
INSERT PAUL WASHER’S FAMOUS SERMON HERE. 😉
3. MY ROLE AS A HOMEMAKER
Where a lot of women gag when they read how 1950’s housewives lived, I squeal. I LOVE IT!
Lori Alexander shared this list in her Instagram stories this past week:
I read this and just felt warm inside – truly.
I love being a homemaker and a housewife. I like the idea of getting dolled up when my husband is coming home, having a warm home cooked meal ready for him, and spoiling him with affection after he has gone out and provided for our family.
Unlike some of my more progressive sisters in Christ, I see this as entirely Biblical. Not the getting dolled up part (just so we’re clear – the Bible doesn’t say to do this) but the loving on your husband part – We are to be submissive to him as our head. We are to respect him and submit to him as the church loves and respects Jesus.
“IN EVERYTHING.” Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. – Ephesians 5:24
My husband loves when I wear dresses and coming home to his wife and children looking put together and so we do. 🙂
Proverbs 31 says that she is a woman – this virtuous wife – who has STRONG ARMS for the tasks of her day. She doesn’t eat the bread of idleness. This woman gets up while it’s still dark to be a servant to her family. She doesn’t fear when the cold comes because she has prepared her family well. Her husband and children call her Blessed.
The Proverbs 31 woman is not a Biblical Boss Babe, she is a woman who honors the Lord with her life – in the home, in her marriage, in her mothering, and in her community.
I believe, even as a single woman, you are a homemaker. Do you have a home? A dorm room? A living space? Make it a home! Work diligently unto the Lord to have it be a place of order, a place that cultivates worship, safety, and hospitality.
So yes, to the radical feminists I am absolutely old fashioned. (A few of them have called me some really horrible names but that’s okay.) And to the modern woman, even to some Christian women – I am old fashioned but I mostly see it as being submissive to my role.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. – Colossians 3:17
Some of my friends love to tease me because I am literally appalled, lol, when women discuss passing gas and other bodily functions. Haha – this is cracking me up. I am not a prude or even annoying – acting better than others, I just sincerely don’t like talking about things that seem unladylike. lol.
I wasn’t raised in a home that allowed the F* word to be said: Rhymes with Dart. lol. And that has carried into my adult life and into my own home, although my husband loves to bother me with his own bodily functions. Why do husbands do this? lol.
I have seen posts where women are so offended by a man holding their door for them. I am kinda offended if they don’t! lol. Eww, does that make me bratty? I just know that I love manners and I believe chivalry is a good thing!
I enjoy being a lady and being treated as one. I am grateful I married a man, although sometimes very gassy, is a gentleman. He has been an amazing leader, showing our daughters how a girl should be respected.
A lot of changes have happened in my life, especially and most importantly in Christ, and that has made an impact on how I spend my leisure time.
I am a woman who enjoys fellowshipping with other women. Ideally, it’s over coffee and with our Bibles open. But I also love gardens (photographing flowers and other scenes), walking, thrift shopping, playing cards, and scrapbooking – planning.
I also have become a lover of cooking and ….yes, cleaning. Let’s get together and clean. It sounds great to me! Organizing is fun. I wasn’t kidding when I’ve said Jesus has changed me. 😉
So yes, it seems old fashioned to want to be at home or in the homes of my friends – not going out and painting the town red, but these are the things I enjoy.
I love reading, playing Phase 10 with my family, playing Words with Friends, photography, and baking with my girls. I also journal quite often. It’s very good for my heart to get my thoughts out on paper.
Although these things are more interests and dependent on the kind of woman you are – the most important thing as Christian women is not whether we like jazz music or hip hop but that we are continually submitting to the WORD OF GOD – Being obedient to Him, dying to self, and putting on Christ.
Nothing we do should get in the way of us serving and worshipping Christ with our entire selves and lives.
If something you’re into or partaking in is sinful, it’s time to repent dear sister and be renewed by the Spirit, through the Word of God. His grace saves us and sanctifies us. His will is for us to be sanctified. (2 Thessalonians 4 – give this a read!)
1 John 2:15-17
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. – John 15
What are some things that we have in common or that you get labeled as Old Fashioned for? Share below or on Social Media.
Also, here is one of my favorite sermons by Paul Washer where he discusses Christians living like the world…