Mary Mary On Dress Controversy: “This Body Blesses My Husband, Which Helps Us Produce Baby Christians”

March 6, 2014  |  

If conservative Christians thought they were going to slow Mary Mary down after slamming Erica Campbell for the form-fitting white dress she wore in a photo shoot not too long ago they were wrong. Though the gospel singer has already responded to the backlash several times in separate interviews, she shared a few more thoughts with us when we got her and her sister in the office last week. And, of course, Tina had to come to her baby sister’s defense:

“Being confident and feminine is sexy. If we were R&B singers they would say ‘Oh they’re going in a more conservative, wholesome direction,’ but because you’re singing gospel and you’ve got a body it’s a problem. God gave us this body. This body is what blesses my husband, which is what helps us produce baby Christians. What is the problem?”


Well when you put it like that, what is the problem? Check out what else the sisters had to say about being confident, feminine, and sexy Christian women in the video above. What do you think?

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  • Wanda Simpson

    Tina is the baby sister and Erica is the big sister, maybe she should have worn a dress like that and it would have blessed her husband instead of someone else “blessing him”

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  • Necia

    don’t know who and don’t care but tina is the baby erica is the oldest

  • junebug

    OK, apparently not enough to stop that fool from whoring. Oh well, she knows!

  • shante

    thats Mary Mary…they never been typical…I like the way that todays woman can relate to them, you got your Shirley Ceasars too which is more my aunts tastes. There is something for everyone in Christian music, that dress was no big deal other than she looked great in it.

  • Nehes Ba’a Rayay

    every so-called “christian” needs to be honest with themselves…”in this current day and time… seing I am a TRUE follower of “CHRIST” (a living example) do I produce little Marys( Mother of Christ) or do I unknowingly produce character types that yearn for American woman fashion and vanity, turn on christian and non-christian men alike with your provocative outfits aka Lil “Jezebels”??? #DONTBEHUMANCATTLE

  • guest

    The problem is your supposed to reflect God if people can’t tell the difference between you and a secular artist there is a problem.
    The answer was somewhat a sexual response your body is supposed to be God’s temple.

    • shay

      Oh hush

    • Ria

      She’s married! I’m not understanding the problem with a married woman pleasing her husband and looking good. I tell you…. People are so judgemental. And you wonder why it’s hard to get people to understand the true meaning of being a disciple for the Lord. Everything you do seems to be judged by people who are not worthy of judging anyone.

      • Imani

        Preach, you just..JUST PREACH THAT WORD! lol I don’t think enough of us “Christians” quite get this part yet *grabs a steppin’ stool and helps you up* Yes yes! Say it louder!

      • Lamont Burgess

        I think the problem is that people want to be Christians and still live sinner lifestyles. When someone says what the word says they are judging, but the truth is you aren’t ready to give whatever it is yet. I never judge anybody because I am not perfect, but I don’t have to judge because you tell me by your fruits (Matthew 7:16). If you producing bad fruit you are telling on yourself nobody is judging you, stop using that as an excuse because you don’t want to come out of what your in! C.R.E.A.M

  • Shawnna Ramsey

    Erica isn’t the younger sister, Tina is.

  • corbin56

    I bet she leaves a serious dent in her pillows. Don’t tell me that none of you have’nt noticed that giagantic head that she has to hold up on her shoulders. Geeez.

    • makstone

      You feel better now?

      • corbin56

        Actually, I do. I wasn’t trying to be rude or hurt her feelings as I’m sure she doesn’t read these comments anyway. The internet is my way of relieving some of my frustrations. Plus, her head really is big. (wow)
        I really did not intend to offend you.

  • Jan

    I don’t see why she was given such a hard time. I actually like mary mary. A lot of married christian women lose their sex appeal and spice trying to be sister mary clarence when that’s not what God wants. He made you, so he wants us to be sultry, sweet, and beauitiful.

    • chanela

      it’s probably because they are big. if they were thin like other MARRIED WOMEN *ahem* not gonna say who, then nobody would say anything. thin skinny mini women can get away with more revealing clothes. on bigger women it looks more provocative.

    • Jayden

      As children of God we must all dress according to the lifestyle that we portray! It is important for Christians to show others that we are Christians with our actions but also by the way we dress. Both Men and Woman must dress modestly because we are a representation of Christ himself everywhere we go. According to Matthew 5:28 “whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed
      In Deuteronomy 22:5, it says, “The woman shall not wear that which
      pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for
      all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” This verse itself says it all. It basically states that a woman sho… The way a person dresses can affect what others think about them and not only that, this can affect a persons spiritual life because they might be the cause why others fall. As Christians should we help our brothers and sisters to stand or fall? This is the question…

  • Imani

    “This body is what blesses my husband”

    Well AMEN!!!

    • Toiah

      Now leave her alone.