From the interior to the exterior, Silk and Purple is devoted to reaching young women by showing them true beauty designed by the Master Creator of all, pointing them to the infectious love and passion of Christ, encouraging them to find family vision and godly identity, and giving them the tools and resources to live out and find balance in modesty, femininity, and style. 

Silk and Purple desires to offer young ladies an alternative to how the world says we should act, dress, and live. Silk and Purple's goal is to bridge the gap for young ladies who have either "given in" to an impure and immodest lifestyle or have "given up" with trying to keep a balance to beauty. 

Why do we see girls dressing in such revealing clothes or dressing inappropriate to their ages? Why do we see unprecedented numbers of anorexic and obese women? Why is there a very evident tendency in people (particularly women) to notice appearances and fashion rather than character? Why is it that the fashion industry is one of the largest moneymakers in the world? What lies have we believed as women, but also as the body of Christ? Is it possible to have balance in beauty?

The Proverbs 31 woman dressed herself in silk and purple and her family in scarlet. How do we come back to a point of Christ-centered beauty? How can we sift through clothing racks and find what is beautiful and pure in a tainted world? Our foundation is in Christ and our theme verse is Proverbs 31:22.

~ "She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple."~

The Proverbs 31 woman is talked a lot about in Christian culture, but in a way, this verse gets lost within the text. Silk is a fine fabric that in ancient times had to be imported from the Far East or Egypt. Purple was once considered the color for royalty and nobility. The Proverbs woman knew that in order to be approachable, she must be presentable. She desired to uphold her husband and her family. In this chapter of scripture, it does not say she was decked in pearls, gold, and jewels from head to toe. Nor does it say she rested on luxurious couches with hundreds of servants to do her bidding. Such fine garments as silk and linen did not make her flamboyant, weak, or a lesser steward. They did, however, add to her beauty while outwardly expressing to the world around her the value of herself, her husband, and family.

I think the Proverbs 31 woman understood that the world is fallen and that the eye of society was looking very closely at her and her family. Imagine for a moment that this woman who “makes her husband known in the gates” (a well-respected elder/magistrate of the city of Jerusalem) came up to him wearing burlap rags, unkempt hair, and dirt all over her face. Would this express to the people who observed her that he took care of his wife? Would you think she was a gracious keeper and manager of the home? Probably not. Appearance can be an asset in life, but as the Proverbs 31 woman shows us, we should be wise about it and not consumed by earthly treasures. As much as I wish we could believe the old adage “looks don’t matter,” the truth is, they do.

We are called to be ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20, 21). As ambassadors, we must not lose sight of Whom we represent. We are but sojourners in this land, headed to our eternal home! So as we dwell in this land, keep sight of true beauty -- beauty that gives complete glory to our Creator so that we may grow to be a city on a hill to light this dark world!

The world expects you not to care about what is offered to you through Silk and Purple. It anticipates your frustration of swimming upstream against the pressures of internal acceptance. In the end, it expects you to give way due to your lack of support, ammunition, and your incessant need for a Savior!

If you're searching for another blog providing the hottest tips of the season to look like a fashonista, then we suggest you move on to the next blog, magazine, or website. It may offer what you're looking for, but if you're searching for a true beauty that never fades, then welcome home. Though values, character, and a Christian worldview may be out of style on this earth, they will reap eternal reward!

We hope you will find this site to be insightful and helpful! Our prayer is that you'll catch the vision and pass it on to your sisters in Christ -- helping each other grow and encouraging one another in the Lord! If you would like to see how you can get involved, e-mail us at silknpurpleprov31@gmail.com.