How to be a beautiful christian woman
Several months ago I wrote a controversial blog post that went viral and picked up a lot of positive and negative attention. It currently has over comments and has reached over a million people. My main point was to bring up the question of why so many Christian girls post provocative, sensual and seductive selfies online. Christian girls are never called by God to be seductresses. But they are called to be beautiful women of God.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: True Beauty and Worth for the Christian Girl
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- 10 Questions a Christian Woman Should Ask Herself Before Saying Yes to a Marriage Proposal
- 5 Characteristics Of A Godly Woman
- How to Be a Beautiful Christian Woman in an Appearance Obsessed World
- How to Meet Beautiful Christian Women
- A Christian perspective on beauty
- Dear Women’s Ministry, Stop Telling Me I’m Beautiful
- The Attractive Christian Woman
10 Questions a Christian Woman Should Ask Herself Before Saying Yes to a Marriage Proposal
What is the deal with Christian beauty? Is it all about the heart or is how we look important? Do you find yourself wondering how to care for your body without being driven by solely external motivations such as weight loss and like… fitting into a smaller jeans size? We both can agree that our health is important but, why? And how do Christian beauty and health co-exist?
The Word of God clearly states that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. But there is a bigger and even more compelling reason that our health is oh-so-essential.
Good health, being energetic and unhindered, enables us to do important things for the kingdom of God. Many things that would not be possible without feeling well. Today we are going to look into that question. Our time and energy are limited and are two of our most valuable assets. We get to spend them as we please. I like to think of them in terms of money. When we allocate our money, we decide if an investment is profitable based on the outcome of that investment.
The same goes for your efforts towards health and fitness. Look at the budget of your time and energy.
Ask yourself, will this investment add to your life or detract from it or even leave you with some nasty overdraft fees? For example, 30 minutes a day of exercise may be the ideal balance for you. Any less and you are not going to reap the benefits you desire. Any more and your schedule may burst at the seams. You, my friend, have found your sweet spot. So… how do we know what the proper investment is? You ache, groan, and your energy is nonexistent. Even if you wanted to get out and serve others and goodness, you do!
On the flip-side, you can be so fit and so lean that you must invest a ton of time and energy to keep it up. Your days are structured around workouts and meals and your thoughts are constantly swirling about managing them. As you can see, we can be so fit or so un fit that it preoccupies our mind. Not fun. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price.
So glorify God in your body. Think about it: Two women could walk into a room. Both ladies are wearing a new outfit. They have their hair and makeup done and each walk with total confidence.
However, one may be humble in the heart while the other is stepping out in pride. The outward appearance often communicates very little about what is going on in the heart.
How is your balance? To dig in a bit, ask yourself the following questions:. I personally would like to be a bit leaner. What happens if my sole pursuit is being a good steward of my body? Eating lots of nutrient-dense food, exercising regularly, getting good sleep, and living my life with joy?
And, what if my body looks like someone who does those things? That, my friend, will be pretty awesome! By taking an aerial view, are you able to see where your balance lies? You can start by acknowledging that health is important and that putting forth an effort to look and feel your best is not automatically selfish. Our best efforts are spent examining our hearts so that we can tend to Christian beauty in and then out, as directed by the Holy Spirit. Being overly focused on how we look and feel can be detrimental to our overall purpose.
Our size and shape are not nearly as important as the state of our hearts, but they may reflect what is going on in them. To live a life of Christian beauty, it is essential that we are honest with ourselves and where we are spending our resources. Brandice Lardner is a Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, Author, and Jesus Girl whose mission in life is to help women ditch the diet mentality and find peace with food and their bodies so that they are better equipped to do the great things God has called them to do.
Hi Brandice, I really love this post. So many of us as Christian women struggle with this balance. I would love you to do a guest post at my blog on this topic. I post on Tuesday and Friday nights. I also live in Australia, so my time is a bit different to yours. I personally have reached a goal weight that I love. Last year I was about 10 kilos heavier than I am now. I did not like the fact that I was always thinking about food a lot.
I kept a food diary for about 6 weeks, weighing myself every day. It sounds obsessive, but I knew it was not going to be forever. I just wanted to see how food affected my weight. I also kept track of exercise.
I knew that many times I had over exercised and under eaten. Then I went through times of no exercise and eating whatever. Anyway, I prayed about it every day. I also incorporated a program to improve my mental health. I have suffered from some very severe mental health problems, which are so much better now I am feeling really well and at a good weight.
I weigh myself about twice a week, but try not to obsess about it. I really, really appreciate your info. You are doing such a great job. Thank you. Thank you so much for commenting, Jane! It is so great to hear how you were able to find more peace around food with a few simple Spirit-led habits.
A short time of focused effort sounds like it really paid off for you! I would love to do a guest post on your blog! Your email address will not be published. Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment. Installation by Christi Fultz. Comments Hi Brandice, I really love this post. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Get your FREE 7-lesson mini-course delivered right to your inbox!
5 Characteristics Of A Godly Woman
No longer. They have more power. And they overpower guys more. This is the culture in which we live.
Image by Maxene Stoloff. Deciding whether to marry a man is one of the biggest decisions a woman will ever make. Here are ten questions, along with corresponding Bible passages, a Christian woman should ask herself before saying yes all Scripture quotations from the English Standard Version :. The righteous who walks in his integrity—blessed are his children after him!
How to Be a Beautiful Christian Woman in an Appearance Obsessed World
There is no one in the world like you! An honest look at our humanness reveals this truth. We are chosen 1 Pet. We are unique Matt. The question is not whether or not these things are true , but whether or not this is the most important message women need to hear. Instead, the real story is far less complimentary and far more humiliating. He came because we were too grossly sinful to bridge the gap between ourselves and God. These are real spiritual issues, but you know what? What I need — what every woman needs — is a soul-deep solution to the problem of sin. Insecurity is not the problem.
How to Meet Beautiful Christian Women
Beautiful Christian women can be hard to come by, but not impossible to find. Physical attraction and shared religious values are a winning combination when it comes to dating. While church is a great place to start, there are plenty of ways to meet Christian ladies beyond just attending the weekly service. You may have to go out of your way to attend certain events or take the time to do some online digging. Attend church and become involved in church activities.
We are to have transformed minds, renewed by thinking on God and His ways. Only then will discernment reign, and only then will our lives be marked by beauty. Defining beauty is like nailing Jell-O to a wall. However, modern denial of objectivity runs to an extreme.
A Christian perspective on beauty
This lesson looks at the attributes and qualities that make a woman beautiful as God intended she should be. The beauty of the human female is oft regarded as a physical matter, however any good artist knows that if you paint, draw, or photograph a woman purely to capture the physical form, the work will be a failure. It is the eternal qualities of that hidden person that makes a woman beautiful. That counts far more than the short-lived and superficial attributes of her outward person.
We hope these characteristics and their accompanying verses help spur you on to be the kind of woman that God created you to be. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Love others with godly wisdom, boldness, and kindness as a faithful completer of others. Better is open rebuke than love that is concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
Dear Women’s Ministry, Stop Telling Me I’m Beautiful
Expand the message of Beautiful Orthodoxy to the church. I first picked up a copy of Today's Christian Woman years ago when I was a fairly new Christian and immediately ordered it because it was full of articles about how to become established in my faith, which is exactly what I needed. In it I learned how important it was to set up daily quiet times and become an active member of my church. Because of the role it played in my early years as a believer, I was delighted to become a contributing author for the new relaunch of the magazine last year. I quickly found out, however, that the magazine has changed the way Christian women have changed. The current Today's Christian Woman is all about being missional —using your gifts and station in life to further God's kingdom. It profiles women around the world who are making a difference for Christ, as well as featuring women who have turned horrible circumstances into an opportunity for ministry.
The Attractive Christian Woman