From Trophy Wife to Imperishable Beauty

In our society, women are repeatedly told ad nauseam, by those periodic packaged lies called women’s magazines, that it is their responsibility to deck themselves out in such a way that they “keep” their man.   A woman may be able to do this successfully in her twenties, and then have to work a little harder in her thirties and forties.   Then, if she still buys all this foolishness, she really has to work in her fifties and sixties, because she is always competing with twenty-year-olds.

If a wife treats fidelity in marriage as a prize to be obtained through competition, then somewhere, sometime, she is going to lose.   This is the way of the world.   But if she approaches it as a Christian woman, the older she gets, the more beautiful and serene she gets (1 Pet. 3:5).

– Douglas Wilson, Her Hand in Marriage

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He’s a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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Ladies, You’re Being Lied To

Cashmere Solves Everything As the father of three daughters, I'm not a fan of the lies that are constantly fed to and propagated by women in modern American culture. Give ear to these lies and you will be led to believe:

  • The most important thing about you is your body's size, shape, and color.
  • The best way to draw attention to yourself is to flaunt and expose your body.
  • Your value is determined by where your body lives, the clothes you put on your body, and the luxuries by which your body is indulged.
  • The first remedy for unhappiness is MORE: more square footage, more clothes, more luxuries.
  • The second remedy for unhappiness is LESS: less weight, fewer responsibilities, lower expectations.
Live out these five simple points, and you're well on the pathway to satisfaction and fulfillment.

LIES.