Spring time is upon us. This means hot weather, sandals, trips to the beach, and, of course, bathing suits. Which leads us to an interesting question. Should a Christian girl wear a Bikini? This is needs to be answered.
To be honest, as a guy, I don’t feel comfortable telling girls what they can and cannot wear. I believe girls should practice discernment on this issue and should talk to mature Christian women about this subject. However, I do think I could offer some useful insight.
Should a Christian woman wear a bikini?
This is a subjective question, since the conclusion will differ from person to person. However, girls don’t have to wear pants and long-sleeved shirts at the beach.
Most times, the problem is not with the girl wearing the bikini, but with the guy looking at the girl.
I say “most times” because sometimes girls can wear a bathing suit that is so inappropriate that it’s only inviting lust.
However, girls can wear a stylish and appropriate bikini, yet a guy would still lust. It’s not the girls fault that guys lust, so why should they be punished for it? If a girl doesn’t want to make guys lust, then she better stay home and cut off communication with guys. A guy doesn’t need much to lust. A girl could wear baggy pants, an oversized sweatshirt, no make-up, a hat and guys could still lust. Trust me.
Like I said before, this is a subjective issue, but two things should go through a girl’s mind before she decides what she will wear. They are as follows:
Your main priority should be showing your Godly character, not your skin.
The Bible says that girls should dress modestly and make their main priority looking good to Jesus by living out their faith, instead of looking good to men by dressing in a provocative way (1 Timothy 2:9-10). Dressing modestly doesn’t mean you wear a blanket. You could wear a bikini and still be modest.
Ask yourself why you want to wear that particular bikini?
If you want to wear a bikini to get a guy’s attention, you shouldn’t wear it. The Bible says that our bodies are meant to glorify Jesus, not ourselves (Romans 12:1). Also, you don’t need to show more skin to get a guy. You’re better than that. If a guy wants you to show more skin, then show that brother the door. You deserve a guy who loves you for you, not how you look in a bikini.
If you want to wear a bikini because you love fashion, you should wear it. I know girls who love wearing colorful and stylish bathing suits. There is nothing wrong with that.
If you have pure reasons for wanting to wear a particular bikini, you should wear it.
Girls should use discernment and use the guidance of mature Christian women on this subject.
What are your thoughts?
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