Those of you who never wear pants, do you wear pj's?

Frances - posted on 06/01/2011 ( 31 moms have responded )

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I only wear skirts or dresses. To me, wearing pj's would be inconsistent. I wear a nightgown to bed. What do the rest of you do? I'm not addressing those who normally wear pants, just those who are skirts only.

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Victoria - posted on 06/04/2011

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I personally wear pants, I believe if I am wearing clothing that was made for women then I am keeping with this scripture perfectly, however I did wear my hubby's shirts when I was pregnant as we couldn't afford lots of maternity clothes for me, but I wore them with maternity pants.
However I have done extensive research, and when you research this scripture, in hebrew it talks about articles pertaining to men such armour. Also when you research pants or trousers as they are really called, they were originally from eastern cultures and worn under robes, by both men & women.
I believe you should do whatever your conviction is, but wearing pant designed and made for women is not the same as wearing that which pertaineths to a man, just like if a scottish or irish man wears a kilt, it's not like wearing womens clothing as it was made for a man to wear, just as when a male from an eastern culture wears their taditional robes.
I've seen Christain Indians attend church services wearing their cultural dress, and their is nothing wrong with it as it is made for the gender that is wearing it.

Tabitha - posted on 06/06/2011

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When God told me to quit wearing pants I quit. I do not wear pajamas for I feel that that would be wrong for me. Pants are pants to me whether you wear them to bed or not.

Sharon - posted on 06/05/2011

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I think God is more conscerned with the state of our hearts and not with what we wear. We should dress in a way that will honour Him. I don't think that if I wear jeans or long pants I am showing disrespect to God. God accepts us just as we are. He wants us to change on the inside and not be concerned and anxious about the clothes that we wear. If we become so focused on whether it is right or wrong to wear long pants, then we begin to live under the old covenant or law. Jesus died on the cross so that we can enter a new covenant and be freed from living under the law ( which by the way, every man and woman failed to live by ) The old law was given to us to show us that we cannot live by the law but need a saviour, Jesus, to introduce us to a new covenant. We have been made righteous through Christ's death on the cross. He asks us to love Him with all our heart. That's where our focus should be, to become more like Jesus, to radiate His love, His joy and peace so that others will want the abundant and blessed life that He has given us :) Blessings!

Elaine - posted on 06/05/2011

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Just got a chance to read all the other posts.
The scripture that talks about 'wearing what pertains to the man' is talking about the garb the priests wore into the temple. It was Gods way of saying women were not to be priests at that time. Context is the biggest trick the devil uses to create dividing IN and AMONG Gods people. Don't get tripped up on the stuff that does NOT matter in the realm of eternity. Know God and make HIM Known.

Cyndy - posted on 06/04/2011

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In OT days what did all the men wear? They weren't wearing pants were they? No, they wore robes. Robes by no mean are pants. I think this really is a personal sin to some people. If you feel it is a sin yes don't wear pants. If some people wear pants and don't think it's a sin then who are we to judge them.

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Heather - posted on 06/06/2011

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This conversation has gotten way off topic. The original question was addressing those who wear skirts and dresses ONLY, it was not meant to start a debate about pants vs dresses and all that. Just an honest question from an honest Christian sister. Please remember that this is not a debating community and if this conversation is further derailed we will be forced to close it to further comments. Thank you all for your understanding.

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I believe your question has gotten lost in all this answers because people are wraped up in this pants thing so my answer is simple I wear nightgowns because thats what Im comfortable inand you should do whats comfortable for you to.

Carla - posted on 06/06/2011

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If you note in Frances' original post, she was addressing those that wear skirts only. We need to be respectful of each other's beliefs. She has a legitimate question for other ladies that have her persuasion.

God bless all

Artese - posted on 06/05/2011

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OK cool beans! The rules of the Bible especially when it pertains to clothing is really confusing b/c socks & shoes, underwear, shirts and the like are worn by both men & women. So, where do we draw the line?

It's funny we're talking about wardrobe b/c although I wear pants & shorts, I have an unusual amount of dresses & skirts in my closet. How long are your dresses & skirts? You don't go shopping on Sunday? Man, i wish that was the case here where I live. Every Sunday after church hours (1pm) Wal*Mart is filled with folks shopping in their Sunday's best. I shop daily.

Frances - posted on 06/05/2011

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If you read the posts on the previous page, you will see that it is based on Deuteronomy 22:5. That verse says that women are not to wear clothes that pertain to a man.
To Artese: I do still follow all the ten commandments including Sabbath observance. I never shop on Sunday or eat out. I agree that we are not to keep the ceremonial laws, but we are still to keep all the other laws.

Carlena - posted on 06/05/2011

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I hope I don't offend anyone, but I just never understood the belief of only wearing skirts. Could someone explain it to me? I do wear skirts, but not because of a Godly principal, but because I feel more like a lady when I do. If it is bible base, please please enlightment. Thank you.

Artese - posted on 06/05/2011

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Greetings,
1st of all ever since Jesus died on the cross for our sins we are not bound to the laws of the old testament.The Law of Moses regulated almost every aspect of life in Old Testament times. But with the coming of Christ, God established a new covenant of faith and love with mankind. Christians are not required to follow the Old Testament rules about crimes and punishments, warfare, slavery, diet, circumcision, sacrifice, feast days, Sabbath observance, ritual cleanness, etc. However, the moral and ethical teachings of Jesus and His apostles call for even greater self-discipline than those of the Old Testament.

The Ten Commandments and many other laws defined matters of morals, religious practice and government. It regulated the army, criminal justice, commerce, property rights, slavery, sexual relations, marriage and social interactions. It required circumcision for males, blood sacrifices, and Sabbath observance. It provided for the welfare of widows, orphans, the poor, foreigners and domestic animals. Ceremonial rules divided animals into "clean" and "unclean" categories. Clean animals could be eaten; unclean animals could not.

With that said, wear what you feel is comfortable. I personally wear dresses, skirts, pants, shorts etc and I sleep nude (unless I'm menstruating then I wear panties). No, my children has NEVER came in my or my hubby's room and jumped in our bed.

Trina - posted on 06/05/2011

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I wear skirts mostly but have no problem with pj pants as they are more comfortable. Remember, no matter what you think the Bible says, don't get so caught up in the outward that you forget the inside (this is what God sees). You can look just right to your friends but your heart be a mess!! I have been taught skirts are the only right way, have had church friends look down their noses at those who wear pants and am coming to hate my "own" kind due to the looking down!! Read your Bible, study, do what you feel God wants you to do!! Don't judge. This post is sort of like opening a can of worms; everyone has an opinion-you may think yours is right and I think mine is right!!

Julia - posted on 06/05/2011

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You know, there are so many emotions that get stirred up if touchy issues are mentioned. I believe that the main point of ALL the scripture (the New is in the Old contained, the Old is in the New explained, the New is in the Old concealed, the Old is in the New revealed) is that the name of the Lord be honored & glorified. First by the great commission in spreading the good news of Salvation & secondly living out a holy life, as taught in God's Word. Wearing dresses was women's garb in our culture until women's lib. Women wearing pants was a sign of rebellion against man & was part of the attitude that "if a man can do it, a woman can do it better". Our calling as women of God is to be Titus 2 ladies. Women who dare to be ladies & feminine (not feminist). Modesty is the only policy for a Godly lady (do your own study with a concordance please)...& we all have to examine our hearts before God. There is no need to argue about differences in interpretation. If God is nudging your heart in some area, please listen to His call, not the call of the culture. Have a wonderful day gals!

P.S. Look up "Modesty, Does God Really Care What I Wear?" on reviveourhearts.com with Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

Susan - posted on 06/05/2011

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I wear both. As for modesty, depending on the skirt or dress, pants can be more modest. As for not wearing "what pertaineth to a man", it doesn't mean to not wear pants. Pants were not introduced for centuries after the Bible was written. I don't have my Bible handy so I would have to research the passage in Deuteronomy, but I am sure it is not talking about pants.
I think women should wear what we're most comfortable in and if that's skirts and dresses, go for it. Just don't condemn women who are more comfortable in pants.

Nancy - posted on 06/05/2011

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I wear nightgowns. I find them pjs uncomfortable and restraining. I am so used to wearing skirts and dresses that pj s are just plain uncomfortable

Elaine - posted on 06/05/2011

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I grew up wearing skirts only, but hated the nightgown because it bunched at my waste. Mom made me PJ's and it was perfect. My sisters had no problems, I just woke up all night with it twisted and bunched. Personal thing.

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Do men that follow that law have to wear knee length robes then? Or do they wear pants.... that didn't exist in the OT? ;)

If you buy pants in the women's section of the store.... you are wearing women's clothes... not men's. I know the pants/shorts that I wear are about a million times more modest than a LOT of the women's skirts/dresses that I see. Not that I think those of you following this rule would EVER wear those kinds of clothes and I'm certainly not trying to sway you in your convictions and I'll also never sway from MY convictions.... just trying to make sense of how wearing pants could ever be considered immodest or a sin. Not that I ever WILL understand that though. ;)

Frances - posted on 06/04/2011

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If you do research, you will find out that in the OT the men's and women's clothing was different. The men's robes were just below the knee and the women's robes were ankle length. So from a distance, you could tell if it was a man or a woman.

I believe the meaning of wearing men's clothes and wearing clothes which pertain to a man is totally different. I agree that the pants in the women's section of the store are women's clothes; they are sized and made for a woman. However that is not what it says in the original language. It says clothes which pertain to a man or clothes which resemble men's clothes. It is very difficult for me to distinguish between men's and women's jeans. This can be a problem when shopping at Goodwill or a yard sale. I have occasionally bought pants for my boys which never fit right.

Dana - posted on 06/03/2011

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And it wasn't until the 19th centiru or so that women sarted wearing pants. Until then panys were strictly mens apparelm

Dana - posted on 06/03/2011

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Something that come to mInd is restroom signs. Distinctly dress for a woman and pants for a man. Honestly I am skirts only. However I do wear pjs at home. You can run around scantily dressed at home but wouldn't do it in public. I feel like as long as you are in your home its ok to wear what's comfy. But I repect others feelings/convictions.

April - posted on 06/03/2011

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Ok, a sin maybe... but it seems a bit extreme. As far as the clothes... it still sounds like cross dressing. And there is a difference in my buying mens pants/shorts and womens pants/shorts. I am not wearing anything that is a mans. I am wearing womens clothes. If its your convictions, who is anyone to say its wrong. It is not mine.... and i feel like its more bondage to a law that has already been fulfilled, than freedom. but thats just my opinion.
but if i were you, i wouldnt worry about what you wear at night :)

Frances - posted on 06/03/2011

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Anything that was punishable by death in the OT is still sin. Anything that God says is an abomination in the OT is still binding in the NT. Our culture would certainly be different if extramarital sex had the death penalty. The NIV does say that women should not wear men's clothes, which is a different meaning from the King James version. However, if you look it up in the original Hebrew, the King James is the closest to the meaning.

As to punishment for adultery, that is not a crime that one person commits all alone. If they were going to have punishment, both people should be punished equally.

Cyndy - posted on 06/03/2011

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I totaly agree with April, since the new test, came along we don't live by the Old Test. laws any more we live by the new test. laws.

April - posted on 06/03/2011

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interesting conversation.
It sounds to me like that verse is talking about cross dressing. However, im not here to argue it... im more wondering if you keep all the other OT laws? like down in 13... do you think we should stone women who arent virgins? Or kill people who commit adultery? Do we have to only wear one kind of fabric? Do we still have to make sacrifices?
Just curious about when you believe.

Frances - posted on 06/03/2011

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It says that in Deuteronomy 22:5. It says it is an abomination to the Lord.

Denise - posted on 06/03/2011

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I only wear dresses and skirts also. I wear night gowns to bed at night. To me wearing pjs is just like wearing pants. If its a religious reason why you don't wear pants, then pjs would not be for you.

Deanna - posted on 06/01/2011

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I only wear skirts, however I find night gowns uncomfortable and i believe when you are in your home
or your bedroom wear what you want who are you being modest for in there :)

Heather - posted on 06/01/2011

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I think the answer to this would depend on your reason for not wearing pants. For some they don't wear pants because the Bible says not to wear what pertainith to a man. So for them, I would expect that they wouldn't wear pants to bed either.

For me, I don't wear pants for modesty reasons. I don't think pants in and of themselves are wrong, I just think that skirts (well, some skirts) are more modest. I'm not worried about modesty when I go to bed (quite the opposite actually), so I have no issues with pants then.

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