What Makes a Woman Beautiful?


Ladies, if the superficial evaluation of women frustrates you, you might want to consider Christianity and what God’s Word says about beauty in a woman.

Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God (1 Peter 3:3–4).

Have you ever wondered why Anna Kournikova was at one time the most popular women’s tennis player even though she had never won a tournament? Easy answer. She is beautiful, and from a worldly perspective, a woman’s glory is primarily in her beauty. I realize this makes many successful women resentful and feminists gag, but look at the women who get all the press! Ladies, if this superficial evaluation of women within our world frustrates you, you might want to consider Christianity and what God’s Word says about beauty in a woman. In Christ, a woman can have a growing inner beauty, one that becomes more and more radiant with every passing year.

Think about a Hollywood starlet as an elderly woman. A few decades earlier, the starlet might have been an absolute head turner. But when she is in her eighties, the world sees only age spots and wrinkles. In contrast, think about a godly woman who has really grown in Christ. She has an inner beauty, and that’s the beauty that gets greater with age. Yes, the wrinkles and age spots are there, but the spirit—the sparkle in her eyes, her countenance—grows more beautiful over time. From God’s perspective, that makes a woman beautiful.

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