Our sin makes us ugly. No amount of makeup, clothing, or confident, flirtatious façade can change that fact. It takes a humble, redeemed woman changed by God to admit the ugliness of her sin and rest in her beauty in Christ. We must repent of our pride, our shame, our obsession with our looks. We must believe and embrace who God made us to be: beautiful in his image. True beauty emanates from a woman who boldly and unabashedly knows who she is in Christ.
— Jen Smidt, “For the Gals: 8 Principles for Dating”
This truth is always a good reminder for my heart.