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What I'm Learning About ... Physical Appearance

What I'm Learning About ... Physical Appearance

Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, but physical appearance negatively affects our spiritual and emotional well-being more often than it should.

Dieting and exercise may be okay in moderation, but we often hold ourselves to unrealistic standards of physical perfection based on society's expectations. Because God loves every one of our curves unconditionally, here are a few reasons why it's important to accept ourselves at any age or size.

The Thin Cage

Constantly thinking about how much you weigh? A former chronic dieter takes on our obsession with being skinny.

Chances are, if you're not on a diet when you read this, you just were—or will be soon. According to a study published ...

Holly Vicente Robaina

When Beauty Is a Beast

How we allow society to determine our standards

I'm one of those wacky women who viewed turning 30 as an achievement. This was my coming-of-age as an adult. I was wiser, ...

Breaking Free

How we can love our own identities

"Interestingly, in a day when diversity is celebrated, the cultural prescription for beauty is a narrow, one-size-fits-all ...

Beautiful by Design

Why we're lovely at any size

When it comes to body type, women aren't simply apples or pears; we're a whole fruit basket of sizes and shapes. Personally, ...

January 2013

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