A READER ASKS
“Dear Lord, though external beauty isn’t supposed to matter, as a woman who lacks it, I’m growing sadder and lonelier. I’m way past normal marrying age but haven’t had a relationship in years. When I go out on weekends, men all but ignore me, and my dating site profiles never get more than a handful of hits. I’m losing hope that anyone will ever look past my plainness. Please help me!”
—Agur to Ithiel, Proverbs 31:30
Wisdom of the Word
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. We understand and yet…
Often our physical flaws make us feel inferior to others. How can we appreciate our inner beauty when people who are outwardly more attractive get the edge in love and life?