Family, Marriage

LUST. Who’s Really To Blame?

Have any of you heard about the Christian Mommy blogger, Veronica Partridge, who has vowed to no longer wear “thin, form-fitting yoga pants or leggings in public” because it causes men to have lustful thoughts? I just heard about it recently and honestly, I’m kind of wondering why it turned into a huge deal. Was what she wrote THAT drastic? No, not really. First of all, she stated she will still wear leggings in public as long as a shirt covers her bum. Isn’t that what most of us do already? Why is that a shock?

LUST: Who's Really To Blame?

As a Christian woman, I can definitely see where she is coming from. It is my responsibility to dress modestly and not show off my goods. The Bible clearly states, “I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes” I Timothy 2:9. So I completely understand her convictions. But here’s what I don’t get, why was she wearing leggings as pants in the first place? I think that’s a fashion rule all of us (Christian or not) can agree is a definite no no.  From a Biblical point of view, I think you should abstain from wear leggings as pants because they are skin tight and show every part of your booty. I also don’t wear leggings or yoga pants out in public, AS PANTS. I will wear them with a shirt covering my behind and I am 100% comfortable with that.

Here’s the part of the post I didn’t like, her husband telling her that when they go out in public and he sees women in yoga pants, he looks and lusts. I honestly don’t know what to do with that bit of info. I HATE when the blame gets put on the woman as if getting ogled was her fault because she dressed “too immodestly” and was “asking for it”. I’m sorry but no. Whether or not women wear yoga pants or leggings as pants, men will lust if they want to lust. Men will look if they want to look. Being a beautiful women or having an in-shape body is not an excuse for men to sin. As if we should change being beautiful or healthy so that men won’t fall into sin! That’s crazy. Should we all dress in moo moos to save you, the sex crazed man, from falling into sin? It’s ridiculous. Where I do agree with this mommy blogger about not wearing leggings as pants, I do not agree with her husband who is out lusting after everything in yoga pants. Control your self dude. Don’t blame the women, blame yourself. This is a problem I think a lot of people have, including myself. People like to place the blame on anyone other than themselves. “Hey if you didn’t do that, I wouldn’t have done this!” We all know this is just plain wrong, right?

Men are visual creatures. When they see something they like, it can indeed trigger lust. But that is something THEY need to work on and deal with. NOT YOU. If lust is something you struggle with, pray about it. Seek God’s help. Don’t blame the women. If you can’t control yourself, maybe you shouldn’t be let out in public.

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