The Bible isn’t silent on the subject of beauty. And as Christian women, every day we’re faced with a choice: choose beauty defined to us by the media and culture or choose to focus on Godly beauty standards, which will never change. In the final video for our beauty series, we discuss how our faith has impacted how we define beauty.
We’re still talking all things beauty and faith! In part 1 of 3, I sat down with Alison and Hesed talking about whether women feel pressured to wear makeup in order to feel beautiful.
I talk about loving the skin you’re in and accepting your flaws a lot, and most of the time, I believe it. But not always. We can all admit that the pressure to have to look good is real. And women tend to be hit the hardest. The beauty market thrives off selling us the lie that we’re not pretty enough, and it’s a lie that we so easily buy. I’ve found it’s a lot easier to conform to beauty standards but harder to arrive at a point of self-acceptance.
My annual bday blog!! Here’s to the highs and lows, the good, the bad and everything in between that made my 23rd year what it was.
One of the greatest things Jesus ever said was, “It is finished”. It was a cry of victory that would bring hope for many to come. But what did His sacrifice really mean for us?
I was once told, believer or not “we all worship something”. Whether that’s money, fame, family, education or ourselves. Our love and admiration go towards something. But at what point does self-love become toxic?
I’m sure I’m not the only one who imagined my boo would stand outside my window with a radio playing my favourite songs, write me love letters and we’d ride away in the sunset somewhere happily ever after. And can you blame me? We’ve bought a fantasy sold to us through most love songs, romance novels and romcoms. Whilst the romantic in me will never die, I’ve learnt that there is a big difference between having high standards and unreasonable expectations.
Love languages can help you and bae love each other better. In most healthy relationships, you want to do what makes the other person happy and vice versa. So naturally, when it comes to our relationship with God, the same should apply.
We often hear that it’s important to “stay true to yourself” and “speak your truth”. But let’s be honest, like most things, it’s a lot easier said than done. The hardest blog I’ve had to write so far, but by far my favourite. My unedited truth.
Admit it. Like me, you’ve asked this before. During a breakup. An unsuccessful job application. Or if you’re just having a bad day. Frustrated and confused, we just want to know why. But what do we do when our questions remain unanswered?