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Published on February 16th, 2007 | by Alex and Brett Harris

CJ Mahaney: The Soul of Modesty's Modesty SurveyAlex and I are excited to share the following resource with you. It is heart-focused, grace-filled, gospel-centered message by CJ Mahaney, entitled The Soul of Modesty. We posted about this before the Modesty Survey results were released, but we felt it could use additional attention.

CJ Mahaney is the leader of Sovereign Grace Ministries, the man who mentored our brother Josh at Covenant Life Church, and one of Alex’s and my living heroes.

In his generosity and support of this project, Mr. Mahaney has given special permission to make this audio message available to our readers free of charge.

If we could have, we would have made everyone listen to this message before viewing the survey results. As it is, we strongly encourage each of you to avail yourself to this wonderful resource, which will help you to properly approach and apply the results of the Modesty Survey. We know you will be blessed.

+ ‘The Soul of Modesty’ +

Message by C.J. Mahaney © 2003 Covenant Life Church

Additional Modesty Resources

  • The Responsibility of Modesty (Part 2): Excerpted from the survey results, a 22-year-old Christian man shares an insightful analogy explaining the responsibility of women to protect their brothers in Christ.
  • The Purpose of Clothing: John Piper explains both the negative and positive messages God communicated by clothing Adam and Eve after they fell into sin.
  • Free To Be Modest: Nancy Leigh DeMoss explains how living under the Ownership and Lordship of Jesus Christ, frees us to be modest.

About the Author

are the co-founders of and co-authors of Do Hard Things and Start Here. They have a passion for God and for their generation. Their personal interests include politics, filmmaking, music, and basketball. They are both graduates of Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia.

  • Thank you, thank you for publishing the modesty survey. I was moved to tears that there are so many Christian young men who have the kind of heart portrayed in the comments. This will be an invaluable resource for my girls! We plan to pass this on and on. Thank you to all of the young men who said encouraging things to all of the young women out there. Bless you all.

  • Wow! That is so true. I have had these convictions all of my teenage years. Sometimes I have struggled with trusting my parents on this subject though I have submitted and learned to agree. This has been a real encouragement to see that there are Christian guys who care about finding a modest Christian girl. This has also opened my eyes to see that Mom and Dad were definitely right all along. :) Thank you for having the courage to stand up in a fallen culture!

  • Woohoo! It’s an MP3. Thanks for the link.

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  • Ruth

    Thank you, Alex and Brett, so much for providing these resources and for doing the modesty survey. It required a huge amount of work, effort, and time. But you should know that it is completely worth it. You have helped me think about things regarding clothing that I would never have thought about on my own. Thank you so much! You both are a tremendous blessing! God bless you guys!

  • Thomas B.

    I read the survey its kind of over reacting i think, Jeans imodest how ?!!!! while there is some imodest clothing I do think that tank tops and jeans are fine to wear. now dont get me wrong im not one of those people who dont understand and are crushing you I understand fine almost why are jeans imodest? Why are tank tops imodest? someone help me out here.

  • Anonymous

    Thomas B.,

    Let me try to help you out.
    If you look at the results on “Jeans are generally immodest, even if they aren’t tight” you will see that 41.6% of the guys commenting strongly disagree. I personally believe that it is fine for a girl to wear jeans just as long as they are not too tight. Some people have a problem with even lose jeans though, because they say that it shows a girl’s form too well.
    As for tank tops? I think they are immodest because they generally are way too tight and/or they show too much neck and shoulders. They also tend to show the bra straps which can be a big stumbling block.

    Hope it helps ya.

  • Brittany

    Hey Brett & Alex, Thank you very much for doing what you’re doing on this blog. I know this has nothing to do with girls being modest.

    But what exactly are your thoughts on guys clothing?
    -Skinny Jeans?
    -Tight Shirts?

    I know for a fact those are HUGE stumbling blocks for me!
    Just wondering! Thanks Much~

  • Holly Ann

    its really amazing to see how many christian guys are out there and that careee aboutt modesty! because before i never used to think that they really cared … but now i no that they do care


  • Denise Poynter

    I was trying to download the sermon “The soul of Modesty ” to have others read can you help me? I am a Pastor’s wife and there is a need for this in our church among the teen girls Thanks

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  • Melodi Brown

    I think its very good that guys are telling girls that some of these things are immodest, however, I think when a girl gets the soul of chirst and the soul of modesty, she will probably go beyond what even these guys think is modest. i.e. Longer skirts, and sleves, even when the survey has found that most guys dont think its a stumbling block.

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  • K8

    thx so much 4 the modesty survey. It helped me soooooo much. I posted it on buzz 4 my friends 2 c and I’m so Glad and Joyful and TOUCHEDthat there a Christian guys that do care 4 their sis in Christ!!

  • Callie

    Thank you so much for this survey…and thanks to all the guys who contributed! It is so refreshing to know there are guys out there with a mindset that supports modesty. It also really helped me in deciding for myself some guidelines. :)

  • Thanks SO much! This is really helpful to girls….some of the results were really surprising.

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