So my youth group has this rule that the girls aren't allowed to wear bikinis for any water events with the youth group. However, when we hangout together outside youth group, they do wear them when we go swimming. Guys and girls, tell me why this should not be a rule for a church youth group. Or tell my there should be a rule
Your youth group is religious right? For religious organizations, modesty is very important. Conservation is believed to be an attribute of a virtuous woman. I think it's a good idea really. Here's a nice quote: "Dressing immodestly is like rolling in manure. Yes, you will get attention. But mostly from pigs." This is not meant as an insulting comment, but it is definitely true. The way you dress, and how much of yourself you show will attract certain kinds of guys.
If you group is not religious, the same goes. But then again, maybe your leaders just don't want the girls to be provocative and create more members for the youth group. You guys are enough!
When I was a teenager, I used to go to a church-based youth group. A lot of the messages we received included that we should be modest and that we should "look out for our brothers in Christ" by not causing them to sin (lust after us or be tempted by us).
That's generally the reason behind it, but that doesn't mean that everyone agrees with or follows what the church teaches.
"Modesty". I don't think it should be a rule because I'm sure lots of the guys may have six-packs or whatever & aren't forced to wear a shirt, & are allowed to wear speedos where girls can clearly see a bulge.
Some people are quite sensitive about being modest. I don't find any problem showing stomach, I mean it isn't like they are going topless. It's just a way to meet halfway because everyone has different views on those things, so they have to come to a "draw" of sorts to make people happy. That's how it comes across to me when ever I hear about it.
For that matter, if the church truly followed the bible, your groups would be segregated by gender, Neither boys or girls should wear anything that reveals above the knee, above the elbow, and below the collar bone. In Judaism, we call it Tznuit. The rules can be found in
If you understand Biblical Tznuit, you would unerstand that the rules apply TO BOTH MALES AND FEMALES. It is improper to show flesh above the knee, above the elbow and below the collarbone unless you are married to the person that sees that much of you. However, if you are in company of others of like gender, the rules are not as strict. These principles can be found in Leviticus. However, the western christian movement read it, but do not adhere to it... It is a shame, when Yeshuah (Jesus) strictly said at the beginning of the Sermon on the mount, that NOT UNTIL THE END OF TIME SHALL ONE JOT OR TITTLE IN NO WISE BE STRICKEN FROM THE LAW. Leviticus is the law. And No christian follow it.