I am sort of struggling with something. I am very conservative with my views on things. For instance, one of my strongest convictions are the clothes that I wear. I like to be covered, with nothing revealing to others. I think it is so strong because before Christ came into my life, I never cared. I never thought about what I was doing to the mind of men out there and also, I never really thought about what they were thinking about doing to me in their minds.
My sister is getting married in a month. During this, I wanted to wear a dress that was elegant, not tight or revealing, and also not bringing attention to me since it is her day. My sister and mom are probably the most fashionable people I know, and they find it hard to understand why I don't want to wear a dress that is EXTREMELY fitting on me and why I wouldn't want to show off my shape. I chose a dress that is in my opinion modest... but they seem to disagree and want me to wear something else, that I wouldn't feel comfortable. My mom has been saying "it's only for the night... it's not a big deal"... but it is to me. I don't want to first of all be in something that I know would draw attention to my body, and secondly, my conviction is so strong over this.
So my question is... Why do I feel guilty for not giving in? I don't want to wear a dress like that but I also don't want them to be upset with me on my sisters wedding day. I know that I'm not going to wear the dress they want me too, but still, why do I feel guilty?
I don't mind being this conservative with views, but at the same time, you start to notice the division that takes place when others don't agree and your views clash. The Lord is more important to me than a dress... and I am standing firm, no matter what.