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“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?

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