Can A Christian Pole Dance? Find Answers

Pole dancing and religion are two topics that often cause conflicting opinions. This is especially so because of the similarities between pole dancing and stripping and the hypersexualized nature of strip dancing.

As a Christian woman or man, you may ask yourself whether pole dancing is against your faith. The truth is, Christians can pole dance. Pole dancing is a fitness exercise similar to exercising at the gym. 

Can a Christian Pole Dance? 

Yes, Christians can pole dance because the bible isn’t against exercises or fitness

To give a bit of context, there were many instances in the bible where men and women danced to praise God. A notable example is King David who rented his clothes to worship God. David also danced before the Lord in Psalms 149:3 when the Ark of the Covenant was returned to Israel. In the same bible chapter, David encouraged us to dance in worship of the Lord.

While David wasn’t exactly “pole dancing,” it is also important to note that Christianity is about modesty and behaving in a Christ-like manner. These points are highlighted in the tenets and practice of pole dancing, especially as pole dancers are far different from strippers.

To give a clear distinction;

  • Most pole dancers practice within the studio or at home.
  • Pole dancers do it for exercise and fitness – not erotic financial gains
  • Pole dancers are often modestly clothed with intimate parts covered.
  • Pole dancers are at liberty to choose dance poses that fit their faith-based definition without compromising outcomes.

Given the above, I say you’re free to dance however you like within the privacy of your home and marriage – as long as you aren’t publicly nude or indecently exposed. 

To quote the bible:

1 Peter 2:12 NLT

Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when He judges the world.”

To add, read 1 Corinthians 8 to give clarity. The Bible chapter helps you understand that although the “stripper pole” may be classed as ungodly, it can be used in a Christian manner that edifies the soul.

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