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Christian Beauty Standards

Discussion in 'MILLENNIALS (1981 to 1998)' started by LaBèlla, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. LaBèlla

    LaBèlla ❤️ Supporter

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    The purpose of this thread is to discuss physical beauty. If you want to post scriptures regarding the topic please start a new thread.
     
  2. Aabbie James

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    Psalms 51:7. Amen. Glory to God!
    Mirroring your actions by suppressing God's word (in this thread) about "Christian Beauty Standards" may be your personal perspective, or principles and advise; but above all, we should hear it from God, who is sovereign creator of all things, LORD, and Savior. When God's Holy Spirit pricks our heart and nudges us unto His good works; His message can always be validated in His Word.

    2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
     
  3. LaBèlla

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    God’s word isn’t being suppressed. It is one thing to paste a laundry list of scriptures and another to share how the Word affected your person. It is probable you’ll find others saying the same, sharing a different passage, or thanking you for its inclusion. That’s edifying.
     
  4. ChicanaRose

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    Scripture is usually accompanied by commentary for practical application. So I think the question below is appropriate:

     
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  5. LaBèlla

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    You’ve shared a balanced perspective that reflects spiritual and physical preferences. I don’t think you have to forsake one for the other. And I think transparency is an undervalued trait that does wonders for the relationship. Kudos to you for being able to admit your imperfections without shame. :)
     
  6. A_Thinker

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    That's truly interesting ...
     
  7. ChicanaRose

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    I am wondering what is the limit of what you could wear in public. For example, some people wear pajama pants on the weekend to grocery stores. That's their personal choice, but I myself could not go that far. But I do still wear gym clothes/ yoga pants in public (as opposed to the opinion on the video below).

     
  8. LaBèlla

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    I would never leave the house in pajamas or any form of sleepwear. Nor do I wear gym clothes outside their intended purpose. It is a digression I can’t permit. I have no excuse why I can’t wear something appropriate and don’t want to give myself loopholes. I realize that isn’t ideal for everyone. But I’m home all day. I should look my best and make an effort to do so. That’s my conviction.
     
  9. WDSobieski

    WDSobieski Remember you're still loved!

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    What is your beauty standard?
    Being healthy, dyed hair, tattoos and piercings are okay since they don't define everything, dressing oneself according to their personality and situation (ofc NOT wearing PJs to work or a wedding party)

    The most important point: be individual and don't just copy whatever it's popular right now, also I have a problem with fast fashion both due to poor quality and environmental reasons.

    What does healthy mean in your opinion?
    Within healthy BMI range without starving oneself and having a balanced diet, no matter you're omnivore, vegetarian or vegan (there're a plenty of plant based protein products out there)

    Where are you struggling?
    Being too "unchristian" appearance wise and being told I'm too "cool" to be Christian. My current style is quite hippie like and sometimes punk-ish, especially on the natural gem part which many more "traditional" Christians say crystals are "satanic". Personally I don't believe in any kind of magic powers and I just see them as... some pretty stuff.
     
  10. barefeetonholyground

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    For me, my beauty standard has been a struggle for a long time.
    I'm considered extreme obese by most standards and having PCOS, that tends to make losing weight difficult. This also comes with a lot of physical issues.
    The idea of losing weight for awhile was a struggle for me, as I know a lot of Christian women who talk about their concerns with their weight loss efforts in relation to the sin of vanity. This had me checking my motives constantly and being riddled with guilt.
    A couple months ago, that changed for me. God opened my heart to see that the real problem isn't my vanity, but the sin that got me to the weight that I am now. I'm a binge eater. I've spent years allowing gluttony to take control. I was lazy and didn't exercise as I should. I was lethargic and not practicing self control. This all turned me into what I was when I was worrying about my vanity. My weight was such a huge problem that my husband was concerned about my health and was considering not having another child after our second was born.
    The weight loss is coming and my health is coming back now, and vanity is still not a concern for me. I'm looking more in areas I'm failing to care for my body as God intended. As far as my standard of beauty for myself, I always look to my husband for that. I look to catch his attention and captivate him when he sees me. If it gets the attention of anyone else, I reconsider the look. So far, at a little over halfway to my weight loss goal (57 out of 110 pounds!), I can say that his worries over me are far fewer than they were back in June.
     
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  11. ACandleInthe Shadows

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    My beauty standard is pretty simple: keep up hygiene, wear something other than old beat-up clothes, simply be serious about a healthy lifestyle, and not be in to tattoos. But in this generation, that's a bit much to ask for.
     
  12. thehehe

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    I'm a bit obsessed with eyes, but I guess this is personal. I will find beautiful a healthy, athletic person who looks people in the eyes, talk calmly with an assured voice. Voice matters a lot when it comes to beauty to me, just as accents. Of course hygiene. Clothes do matter a lot too (I honestly think a shirt for a male, or a nice top for a female make all the difference). Bright, clever eyes, kind & opening smile.

    For a female, a very discreet make-up (eyes again, not fond of lipsticks or mostly skin make-up), simple but fancy clothes, a calm & prudent attitude.
    For a male, pretty much the same but without the make-up and yes, athletic body. And I seem to like more high and prominent cheekbones. But this has nothing especially christian, just personal taste.

    Don't know if I answered the question, hopefully I did!
     
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  13. LaBèlla

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    Fast fashion is a problem. Hopefully, we'll see more ethical practices and brands in the near future.

    How do you address that? Do you ignore the comments, educate them, or something in between?

    ~Bella
     
  14. LaBèlla

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    I'm happy to hear the Lord provided insight on your struggle and the discipline to address it. Congratulations on your weight loss! How are you progressing?

    God is opening your eyes and making you sensitive to your temple. It's a process and you're doing well. I'm glad to hear your husband supports the change and wish you continued success!

    ~Bella
     
  15. LaBèlla

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    Good health and a pleasant appearance are noble goals. While some prefer tattoos, honor your convictions.

    ~Bella
     
  16. LaBèlla

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    You have a nice balance of physical and personal traits. :)

    ~Bella
     
  17. Ronit

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    Amen Sister
     
  18. Ronit

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    I'm nerdy and tomboyish too : Good to know I'm not the only one :)
     
  19. Ronit

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    I agree with Dove too
     
  20. Ronit

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    Some of us have Scars and physical disabilities. Besides aren't we supposed to put the flesh to death?
    I see nothing wrong with daily hygiene and a little make up. Nothing wrong with that.
    But it's so Much better to be that Proverbs 31 woman.
    Thank God! Jesus won't look and say. "Wow you can't get into heaven you're ugly you need a beauty pass." Like it was some disco club.
    No way! It's about the heart! And a pure spirit! That is what makes one beautiful/handsome. :) Again, it's good to be Clean and respectful of yourself.
    But the Flesh will Decay.
     
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