Ellen G. White Writings

<< Back Forward >>

«Back «Prev. Pub. «Ch «Pg   Pg» Ch» Next Pub.» Forward»

Child Guidance, Page 419

Chapter 66—Teaching the Fundamental Principles of Dress

A Necessary Part of Education—No education can be complete that does not teach right principles in regard to dress. Without such teaching, the work of education is too often retarded and perverted. Love of dress and devotion to fashion are among the teacher's most formidable rivals and most effective hindrances.1Education, 246.

No Precise Style Given—No one precise style has been given me as the exact rule to guide all in their dress.2Letter 19, 1897.

Neat, Attractive, Clean—The young should be encouraged to form correct habits in dress, that their appearance may be neat and attractive; they should be taught to keep their garments clean and neatly mended. All their habits should be such as to make them a help and comfort to others.3Testimonies For The Church 6:170.

Let the attire be appropriate and becoming. Though only a ten-cent calico, it should be kept neat and clean.4Testimonies For The Church 4:642.

Order and Correct Taste—In their dress they [Christians] avoid superfluity and display; but their clothing will be neat, not gaudy, modest, and arranged upon the person with order and taste.5Messages to Young People, 349.

Correct taste is not to be despised or condemned. Our faith, if carried out, will lead us to be so plain in dress and zealous of good works that we shall be marked as peculiar. But when we lose taste for order and neatness in

«Back «Prev. Pub. «Ch «Pg   Pg» Ch» Next Pub.» Forward»