When people live together, sometimes they can get so close that they lose respect for each other, and start treating each other horribly. As the saying goes “familiarity breeds contempt.”
We see people who are kind and good when they are out, but at home with their family are completely different.
How do we fix this?
How do we put up the proper boundaries without creating distance in a family?
The key is dignity and modesty. We need to act with dignity and treat the people we care about with dignity.
Fathers tell their daughters “don’t go out dressed like that!”
But perhaps it’s the opposite. Fathers should tell their daughters “don’t dress like that in the house! You can dress like that when you’re outside, but not in the home!” If we wouldn’t meet a stranger dressed immodestly, we should never be with out family dressed immodestly. Our family members deserve the utmost dignity and respect.