Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Society can expect, no demand, perfection in beauty:as it beholds it.
This perfect beauty is not real. It is built on falsehoods that can destroy a woman if she tries to hold herself up to these imaginary ideals. Magazines, movies, and the fashion industry shows their false ideal of the perfect beauty. Trying to be that beauty can require starving yourself to a twig size, breast implants, cosmetic nips and tucks, excessive exercise that can destroy your bodies reproductive capabilities, and much more. The video below will give a visible example of this truth, the beauty expected of you is only possible through false means. As a real woman, beautiful in your own special ways, you can not measure up to this false perception of beauty. Because you are real, the perfect woman society presents you is a lie.
Or as Stacy McDonald of Your Sacred Calling so clearly shares:
When we present ourselves in a way that glorifies God, and when we live chaste and sober lives, loving our neighbor and glorifying the Lord with all we are, His beauty will shine forth from us!
We have no true beauty without the Lord, and any outward beauty we do have is a rotting facade that will one day return to dust. There is nothing wrong with presenting ourselves in a lovely way. There is nothing sinful about make-up or beautiful clothes or jewelry, but we must teach our daughters that our focus is to glorify God.
Be faithful; teach your daughters that beauty doesn’t come from a tube of lipstick, it doesn’t come from having a twenty-one-inch waist, and it’s not lost because those gray hairs start coming or that last baby brought twenty extra pounds. The beauty of the Lord is eternal and it should be cherished and worn with dignity.
Tell your precious daughters to remember this video when they see billboards and magazines that try to "train" them into accepting Hollywood's version of beautiful.
From Jennifer Allen