Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Here's a question for you

Do you want to be the most beautiful woman in the world?

I asked Jody this evening if I could get a few minutes of "me" time. He agreed, so I hopped in the tub and listened to Dr. Dobson interviewing Carrie Prejean (the lady who got first runner up at the pageant who answered a judge's question that a marriage is between a man and a woman).

Anyway, Dr. Dobson said that she was one of the most beautiful women in the world and went on to say that (I wish I had that direct quote!) that's what every woman wants. to be the most beautiful woman in the world. Really???????? Um, not this woman.

Don't get me wrong. I do want to be attractive to my husband. without a doubt. But do I want millions of men to lust after my body while strutting around stage in a white string bikini???? Absolutely not. Is that honoring to God? I think (know) not.

I'm so fired up I can barely see straight. Every once in a while this happens. What kind of example does Carrie set for young girls? This would not bother me so much, but it's all in the name of Christ.

This verse comes to mind:

"Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised." ~ Proverbs 31:30

Modesty. Seems like a tough issue at times. I want to dress and act in a way that honors God. Whether I'm at church, at the park, or at the lake. How we ladies dress reflects our husbands and their names. Let's be aware of this. Let's not be deceived by the world's definition of "modest." If you're unsure, pray about it. I'm sure the Lord will lead you and give you wisdom.

I'm so thankful for a husband who strives to avoid immodesty. He will not vacation at the beach (at least not in the summer time). He does NOT want to be tempted in that area. I praise the Lord for him and his stand. I appreciate his loyalty and faithfulness to me. So, we miss a few swims together. oh well.

I want to be the most beautiful woman in the world TO MY HUSBAND ONLY. And that's what I have to say about that.


Christy said...

In all fairness, wanting to be beautiful doesn't neccessarily mean wanting to strut around in anything. I agree with you about her and what she is doing, but I don't think that all women who wish they were pretty would want to flaunt it if they were.

Love you!!

Her mumsy said...

All right, Sarah, how do you REALLY feel about it?

I am so happy and secure knowing that my husband thinks I'm beautiful; that's enough for me, and it was when I was your age.

Take the skin off and we all look pretty much the same.

Thanks for the post. Dad and I love when you and Jody get fired up.

Love you!

sarahdodson said...

Christy, you're absolutely right. I think we are born with a desire to be "pretty" and to feel attractive and I don't think it's all bad. God made women to be attractive to men and for men to be attractive to women. I understand that. Thanks for your thoughts!

I'm enjoying this new-found burst of comments from my friend!!! :)

Laura said...

great post. makes you think.

Sarah Puebla said...


Raising girls in this day and age requires much wisdom...

Helping our husbands in this fight requires more.

Thanks for the reminder.

Jamie Butts said...

I appreciate this post! It scares me sometimes to see Christians start to look just like the world in this area. It's one thing if you are in your fenced backyard. :) Guys really struggle naturally, and we aren't helping. We should strive for modesty and to be beautiful on the inside, so precious in the sight of God! I think that when we do that, our husbands will think we are beautiful... and of course, fixing our hair (make up, clothes) like THEY like doesn't hurt. :)

Way to post on this! We shouldn't make our models/heros/examples the same ones the world chooses...

Heather said...

Thanks for the post. It helps to stir thoughts on raising a girl (if the Lord decides at some point to bless us with one) and how you would address this issue everyday.

Gayla Harris said...

Great post and thoughts to ponder on. One thing I like about living in the Middle East is that women dress modestly (not all are, but for the most part). We expats don't run around in berkas, but keep our shoulders and knees covered while in public. And even then, we get lots of looks from men in thobes. They think all American women are "loose" just because of what they see on TV.

And, by the way, you have an awesome husband. I always knew he would turn out great. I'm so glad we have been able to keep in touch all these years. And it has been fun getting to know Jody's amazing gift, too (you).

Emily said...

I do want to be a beautiful woman...in God's eyes. The right kind of beauty is in the heart.

Put Your Faith Back into Action said...

wow thats awesome and so good to hear and i also just want to be beautiful for my husband only as well and he is the same way.